Alex and The Gruff (A Tale of Horror) [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the tale of a polite and well-mannered boy named Alex who; after being abducted by a pedophile, 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 ...

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Alex and The Gruff (A Tale of Horror)

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Overview

This is the tale of a polite and well-mannered boy named Alex who; after being abducted by a pedophile, 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 and 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'.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045177825
  • Publisher: C. Sean McGee
  • Publication date: 7/26/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 24,492
  • File size: 426 KB

Meet the Author

husband, father, son, brother, philosopher, story teller, recluse.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Great story recommend

    Goldylox

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Strange

    This was like reading 230 pages of someones very strange dream. Not at all what I thought it was about. Beware, and, be warned.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Interesting

    Enjoyed it. Short but entertaining

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Great book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    a great read. very subtle horror. the style reminded me of Steve

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Excellent book. Strongly recommend

    Excellent book. Strongly recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Great !!

    Great !!

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    A fantatsic tale of terror WOnderfully wirtten. SO innocent and

    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. 

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