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I Had A Frightmare! Mass Market Paperback – February 28, 1990


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett (February 28, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449146154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449146156
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many Frightmares later, "little Jeffy" is now Bil Keane's assistant. Asked what was the worst dream he ever had, Jeff said: "I dreamt I picked up the morning paper and "The Family Circus" wasn't in it."
Rest assured, Jeff. It won't happen.
The Family Circus now appears worldwide in more than 1300 newspapers!

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tom Hoffman on May 28, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is truly refreshing -- like jumping off a tall building on a sweltering summer day and enjoying the cool breeze all the way down. I was intrigued at first by the title "Frightmare" -- so "out of the box", so "new millenium". I would have been duly impressed with "I Had A Nightmare", but "Frightmare" turned my thoughts all around. With "Nightmare" it's quite clear WHEN the dream occurred, but not the emotions felt by the person having the dream. (Although I couldn't help but wonder if a person-for instance someone working a nightshift at a convenience store-who sleeps primarily during the daytime had a bad dream during that time (the day) would it be a DAYmare?? Who can say for certain -- but I think Bil Keane clearly resolved that issue when he created the word "Frightmare". Day or night -- it really doesn't matter, does it? It's a dream, and it's frightening. Think about it! Thanks Bil!! Keep on writing and I'll keep on reading!!!!
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By M. Robertson on August 11, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Former Satan-worshipper and convicted serial killer Bill Keane stuns the world again with this wonderful little piece of writing. Definitely one of my favorite books, this is the story of a young boy's road to death. Keane has incorporated many personal experiences into this book, making it almost autobiographical. He excels in describing young Jeffy's late night Satanic rituals,... After Jeffy's father discovers of these practices, Jeffy is sent to jail, where the story takes a dramatic turn, as Jeffy develops a homosexual relationship with four fellow inmates..., 3 of whom are over 20 years older than him. The final scene, where Jeffy is put to death in the electric chair, is one of the best written pieces of literary mastership I have ever read in my life, as well as a culmination of years of suffering for Jeffy. ...Truly amazing
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By Constance Popp on September 26, 2014
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I bought it for my Mother-in-law she loved it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SG on December 13, 2012
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The F.C. books I buy are for a friend who has enjoyed each of them very much. Infirmity has made mobility difficult and as she is in another city I mailed this to her to entertain her for today. I give it five stars as she tells me the F.C. books I send really brighten her afternoons.
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7 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Goneril on May 31, 2003
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Bil Keane delivers to us a wonderfully created comic story, of the fabulously famous: Family Circus! He delights us with hilarious lines ("Read faster, Mommy, I can't stay awake much longer.") that remind us of when we were children.
The drawings are fairly well done, and it's one of those books you can just finish in one sitting. A funny line is: "This is my favorite pie, Mommy! What kind is it?"
It just goes to prove that we all have a little bit of kiddishness inside of us (Don't be silly, Dolly. They're freckles, not age spots."). It's a fun read, and if you don't like it, it certainly won't waste too much of your time if you're an avid reader, seeing as how it's only roughly around 50 pages (there are no page numbers).
So, enjoy! ("No, Grandma is ON Social Security, she's not a security guard.")
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