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Alex and The Gruff (A Tale of Horror)
     

Alex and The Gruff (A Tale of Horror)

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by C. Sean McGee
 

This is the tale of a polite and well-mannered boy named Alex who; after being abducted, develops an incredible bond with an angry and foul mouthed doll called The Gruff who teaches young Alex how to find his voice.

When Alex wakes bound in a wooden coffin to manic cursing and abusing, he finds something he’d never imagined having, a true friend. In the

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This is the tale of a polite and well-mannered boy named Alex who; after being abducted, develops an incredible bond with an angry and foul mouthed doll called The Gruff who teaches young Alex how to find his voice.

When Alex wakes bound in a wooden coffin to manic cursing and abusing, he finds something he’d never imagined having, a true friend. In the days that follow, a small oddly tempered doll called The Gruff will teach Alex how to say no, how to sharpen his claws and how to kill a man.

And a triangle of deception will leave Alex wondering who the real victim is.

Based on real events, Alex and The Gruff explores the philosophical theme of the effect of the domestication of children through mannerly learning and poses the premise that 'politeness is the discipline of abuse' and is a horror story that will appeal to readers of Stephen King’s trepid subtlety, and to those who thirst for Clive Barker styled blood curdling crescendos.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045177825
Publisher:
C. Sean McGee
Publication date:
07/26/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
228,687
File size:
443 KB

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father, writer, recluse.

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Alex and The Gruff (a tale of horror) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldylox
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was like reading 230 pages of someones very strange dream. Not at all what I thought it was about. Beware, and, be warned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it. Short but entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for the faint of heart. If you like to read your worst fear come true if you have kids than read this. The characters are profectically obscure and intersting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great read. very subtle horror. the style reminded me of Steven King''s "It". I didn't know who to cheer for and who hate in the end. A very poignant philosophical message too. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrific with a pyschological twist that leaves you questioning who is really the victim(s?).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creepy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Strongly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great !!
Fiona_Severign More than 1 year ago
A fantatsic tale of terror WOnderfully wirtten. SO innocent and subtle. It really hits home when Alex is 'taken'. The characters in the story (Alex, The Gruff, The Man) are so obscure, by the end it is impossible to define who is the predator. The philosophy is well developed and thought out. Something i had never seen myself and something now i will never be able to pretend doesn't exist. I highly recommend and especially like myself, to those that have children. I will think twice about letting all those pesky hands near my children again. Mr McGee has a unique way of blending strong philosophical messages into his stories or stories around strong messages. Either way, this was an absolute page turner from start to finsih.