The Accursed

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Categories: Fiction » Horror

almon says:

Not sure I'd recommend this particular Joyce Carol Oates book, although I generally like her. It was long and sometimes a bit tedious. Interesting, but not believable. (I had trouble susp

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ending disbelief.) There were many characters, including a number of famous people, presidents, artists, writers, none of whom were lovingly portrayed. There were no characters with whom the reader would ready identify.

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Guest a year ago

No, not a good book. Chilling! Very much!

Guest a year ago

This book kept drawing me in, time after time. I would think, “this is getting rather boring, but then there would be some supernatural twist that would takeoff in a new direction, and I became utterly engrossed again. It reads like an historical period novel, and you almost believe it could be non- fiction. This is not a light read; it requires an intellect and a maturity from its reader. It was probably the best book I’ve read this year. It stayed with me for weeks after finishing it. Highly recommend!

Guest a year ago

I loved this book! The plot, involving real historical figures, was inventive and paced well. The contrast of the perfectly normal, even mundane, characters and setting, with the presence of truly evil characters corrupting the innocent was unsettling, to say the least. This disturbing book and its characters will stay with me for a very long time. Chilling!

Also, very little cursing and no gore or gratuitous violence to speak of. Some adult situations.

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