Michael McDowell Cold Moon Over Babylon


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"The finest writer of paperback originals in America." - Stephen King "Readers of weak constitution should beware." - Publishers Weekly "McDowell has a flair for the gruesome." - Washington Post Welcome to Babylon, a typical sleepy Alabama small town, where years earlier the Larkin family suffered a terrible tragedy. Now they are about to endure another: fourteen-year-old Margaret Larkin will be robbed of her innocence and her life by a killer who is beyond the reach of the law. But something strange is happening in Babylon: traffic lights flash an eerie blue, a ghostly hand slithers from the drain of a kitchen sink, graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form. Night after night it will pursue the murderer. And when the full moon rises over Babylon, it will seek a terrible vengeance . . . Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), the second novel by Michael McDowell (1950-1999), author of Blackwater and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a chilling Southern Gothic tale of revenge from beyond the grave that ranks among his most terrifying books. This first-ever reprint features deliciously creepy new cover art by Mike Mignola.
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    Cold Moon Over Babylon


    22. September 2016 um 07:31

    In the recent past I repeatedly read about the author's work, so I finally decided to give him a try with this book and I was rewarded with a truly astounding over-the-top story. I was not aware that this story is a thriller rather than a horror story, but was quite satisfied to see how the author managed to create a deeply eerie atmosphere throughout the book that had me on edge the whole time.The characters were expertly built, each one standing out in her/his very individual way without being exaggerated, but still perfectly believable and real all the time. There never was a dull moment or a situation where I did not agree with the way the story developed, and though the ending was quite spectacular and satisfying I was also sad to see that the book was already over.For me, this was the perfect introduction to the author's work and definitely not his last book I've read. Highest recommendation!

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