- File Size: 2369 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Valancourt Books (June 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 10, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KXAQ7NQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love horror and anything paranormal. This book does have some characteristics of both and it blends well. There is a big buildup and some mystery involved throughout the story. I felt the characters were developed very well (almost overly so) but there was a good mix of some simple, complex and all types in between concerning the subjects involved...Complete with some Good Ol' Boy politicking. There is a good bit of background given as well and I honestly had to make myself stay with the story for a while until it felt as though I finally "launched" into the gist of the plot.
I'm not giving away any spoilers here but McDowell is a very good writer and for the audio book, RC Bray is among my favorite narrator. He does an outstanding job parlaying between characters (male and female) and does an especially good job with a Southern drawl. One of the reasons that I picked this book was due to the fact S. King seemed to really enjoy this author and it had RC Bray as the narrator. I was not disappointed but I do feel I got myself hyped up a bit too much. Anytime that occurs, for me, I have a bit of a letdown and I think that is what happened in this case.
If you love atmospheric horror with some twists, plot thickening as well as some universal themes (dysfunctional families/corrupt politicians), I believe you will enjoy this book.
if you want to read a very unusual book, that IS scary but not "in your face scary--too much," then read this one. Really good writing and character development. Also, his sense of place is excellent because he is from this area in the South. He knows the Perdido area as if it were part of him. It is a very unusual book. I loved it. It was about time for a diamond to show up in my book lists!! This was it. Worth the price.
It starts off with character development, the best quirky characters since anything by Susie Moloney. All the characters have weird names. By the middle of the book, things REALLY GET ROCKING. Nothing formula-driven about THE ELEMENTALS; this book is super original. Highly recommended. Buy this book now.
Another plus for McDowell is that this is a story set in the South, and is heavily character-driven, but he didn't fall into the trap of over-writing the accent. It's there, but it's believable not comical.
If you’re looking to be scared, truly scared, it may not be the right pick. But if you want to wipe your face from feeling the heat, tolerate the angry prickle you get because of the careless comments of family that is so familiar to real life, and look over your shoulder just to make doubly sure there isn’t white sand piling up behind your chair, give it a try.
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