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Scowler

Kraus, Daniel (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Scowler
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In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
Authors: Kraus, Daniel, 1975-
Title: Scowler
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
ISBN: 0375990941
9780375990946
0385743092
9780385743099
Statement of Responsibility: Daniel Kraus
Subject Headings: Horror stories. Iowa Fiction. Farm life Iowa Fiction. Family life Iowa Fiction. Meteorites Fiction. Violence Fiction. Mentally ill Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Horror stories.
Farm life
Family life
Meteorites
Violence
Mentally ill
LCCN: 2012005363
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Aug 17, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book suffered from pacing issues. The middle was just too drawn out and that spoiled a lot of the buildup of tension that worked so well up to that point. If this were a shorter novel, maybe reduced by about a third, it would have been much more effective.

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