My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel
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In Charleston, the day you become an adult is the day you learn to ignore your neighbor’s drunk driving and focus instead on whether he submitted a paint-color change proposal to the Board of Architectural Review. National treasure Grady Hendrix follows his classic account of a haunted IKEA-like furniture showroom, Horrorstor (2014), with a nostalgia-soaked ghost story, My Best Friend's Exorcism. Personalmente, llegó un punto que estaba deseando que pasara algo, que explotara por algún lado, y de hecho lo hace pero se demora mucho, todo el tema de la amistad y el día a día en el instituto llegó a hacerse un poco pesado. It doesn't matter if you're into Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Jack Ketchum or Shirley Jackson, this is the place to share that love and discuss to your heart's content. V. Club wrote a favorable review for the book, writing "Hendrix’s prose walks the fine line between comedy and horror throughout, delivering a simultaneously heartwarming and terrifying tale of teenage friendship, which is something most of us can relate to, exorcism or not.
Besides that, I will always cherish the memories of old-school horror paperbacks that have illustrations either while reading or right before the start of a new chapter. It managed to be funny in places in ways that did not break the tension or interrupt the flow of horror, and fantastic satire of the way way parents are so desperate to make sure their teenagers aren’t getting up to anything wrong whilst also not giving a crap about whether or not they’re in any trouble as long as they’re presentable. Grady Hendrix once again mixes a traditional trope of horror fiction with pop culture, satirical humor, and a dollop of teenage angst Told with Hendrix s blend of sardonic humor and frightening dread, this is one scary tour down memory lane.What Gretchen is going through is very scary, and I don’t blame you for backing off from your friendship a little. I give “My Best Friend's Exorcism” by Grady Hendrix a 5/5 and would consider this a must-read for any horror fan who wants a demonic possession read with a touch of humor added to the mix.
For five years, Gretchen had been the perfect Albermarle student, and the faculty still saw what they were used to seeing - not what was really happening. you can come with me or you can go on your merry way to read a more review-shaped review, but you can not bitch at me for not writing a review in whatever manner you find most useful or appropriate, because i'm telling you right now - if you are the kind of person who has bullet points for how goodreads reviews "should" be, this ain't your review. Readers who thoughtHeatherswasn t quite bleak enough will find thisdarkly humorous horror tale filled with spot-on 80s pop-culture references totally awesome. BUT – author Hendrix makes this work because he tells the story with personality and better than average characterization and dialogue.Yes, it feels spoofy at times and has its own sense of humour, but overall it's a really wonderfully touching book. The fallouts with friends and social status are made to be important because Hendrix understands that is what is important to the characters.
This book made me feel, happy, sad, horrified, disgusted and any other feeling that could be dragged up. Abby's investigation leads her to some startling discoveries--and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? i love the cover of the paperback, but unfortunately it does not include all the yearbook signatures of the hardcover, of which i particularly like abby’s, whose P. It's brought up as though something to do with her might feature in the book or help fix the characters situation but then it's dropped completely. Abby was very annoying and yet i can relate to her and her need to put makeup on because of her acne because i was the same way in high school until i finally stopped caring LOL.Straight away I was enamoured with Gretchen and Abby's friendship, it felt born out of necessity and Hendrix creates a world for the reader where this is the most natural friendship in the world. He's also the jerk behind the Stoker award-winning Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the 70's and 80's horror paperback boom, which contains more information about Nazi leprechauns, killer babies, and evil cats than you probably need. This is a very fun read with illustrations, a soundtrack to listen to while reading, and demonic horror that is taken to a new and hilarious level. Be forewarned that this is NOT going to scare you and should probably have been cross-marketed for both teens and geezers.
Their friend Margaret, who has always wanted to be thin, starts dropping weight until she’s skeletally thin. This book is about two friends in high school in the 80's, one of whom gets possessed by a demon - the title pretty much sums up the rest. Generally speaking, I'd say that this is the most accessible exorcism tale I've encountered for the non horror fans. Eventually, when the exorcist leaves Abby alone with Gretchen things start to turn around for me, I fell back in love with their friendship and the powerful bond Hendrix had created for them. If YOU know what I'm talking about and if you're smiling at those memories as I am, then I recommend this book.and not just fans of horror books, but everyone who likes a good story with witty dialog, great characters and a well crafted horror plot, with few laughs. If you lived through the 1980s then you'll probably remember the rash of Satanism that struck middle-class America during those harrowing times. I signed up for an exorcism, but what I really got and loved most about this book was the friendship between Gretchen and Abby. I love recommending this book for the initial eyebrow raise, but it is a full blown winner of a book.