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Michael McDowell (1950–1999)

Autor(a) de The Elementals

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About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) McDowell died in 1999 from AIDS-related illness. His unfinished novel Candles Burning was "completed" by Tabitha King, wife of Stephen King, and published in 2006. Under the pseudonym Nathan Aldyne, McDowell collaborated with his close friend Dennis Schuetz in writing four mysteries starring Daniel Valentine and Clarisse Lovelace.
Axel Young is a pseudonym of horror author Michael M. McDowell.


Obras de Michael McDowell

The Elementals (1981) — Autor — 838 cópias, 48 resenhas
Beetlejuice [1988 film] (1988) — Screenwriter — 725 cópias, 6 resenhas
Candles Burning (2006) 353 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Flood (1983) 343 cópias, 19 resenhas
Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980) 320 cópias, 13 resenhas
Blackwater: The Complete Saga (1983) 267 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Levee (1983) 237 cópias, 11 resenhas
The House (1983) 205 cópias, 8 resenhas
The War (1983) 198 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Amulet (1979) 193 cópias, 9 resenhas
The Fortune (1983) 192 cópias, 9 resenhas
Rain (1983) 189 cópias, 10 resenhas
Gilded Needles (1980) 175 cópias, 10 resenhas
Katie (1982) 111 cópias, 3 resenhas
Toplin (1985) 64 cópias, 5 resenhas
Clue (1985) 47 cópias, 1 resenha
Thinner [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter; Writer — 46 cópias
Blood Rubies (1982) 34 cópias, 1 resenha
Wicked Stepmother (1983) 28 cópias, 5 resenhas
Jack & Susan in 1953 (1986) 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Jack & Susan in 1913 (1986) 20 cópias
Les aiguilles d'or (2023) 18 cópias
Jack & Susan in 1933 (1986) 16 cópias, 1 resenha
BLACKWATER VI. Pluja (2024) 4 cópias
Gli aghi d’oro (2024) 3 cópias
Coffret Blackwater (2023) 2 cópias
Aiguilles d'or (2023) 2 cópias
Elementali (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
La lluvia. Blackwater VI 1 exemplar(es)
El dique. Blackwater II 1 exemplar(es)
Pioggia (Blackwater, #6) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
LA CASA Blackwater III 1 exemplar(es)
LA GUERRA Blackwater IV 1 exemplar(es)
LA FORTUNA Blackwater V 1 exemplar(es)
PIOGGIA Blackwater VI 1 exemplar(es)
Gli aghi d'oro 1 exemplar(es)
McDowell Michael 1 exemplar(es)
Blackwater-saga 3 1 exemplar(es)
Au déclin de Halley 1 exemplar(es)
Miss Mack 1 exemplar(es)
La Riada. Blackwater 1 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 1,019 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988) — Autor — 194 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two (2017) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias, 3 resenhas
Disney Scary Storybook Collection [2003] (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias, 1 resenha
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 5 resenhas
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
McDowell, Michael McEachern
Outros nomes
Young, Axel
McAdam, Preston
McCray, Mike
Aldyne, Nathan
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Enterprise, Alabama, USA
Local de falecimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Brandeis University (PhD|1978)
Harvard College (MA)
Harvard College (BA)
Senelick, Laurence (partner)
Pequena biografia
Michael McEachern McDowell (June 1, 1950 – December 27, 1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter described by author Stephen King as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today". His best-known work is the screenplay for the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice.
Aviso de desambiguação
McDowell died in 1999 from AIDS-related illness. His unfinished novel Candles Burning was "completed" by Tabitha King, wife of Stephen King, and published in 2006. Under the pseudonym Nathan Aldyne, McDowell collaborated with his close friend Dennis Schuetz in writing four mysteries starring Daniel Valentine and Clarisse Lovelace.

Axel Young is a pseudonym of horror author Michael M. McDowell.




Quando as cheias mergulham Perdido, uma vila no sul do Alabama, numa atmosfera sombria e ameaçadora, os Caskeys, a família mais rica e importante do lugar, têm de fazer face à catástrofe. Mary-Love, a imponente matriarca, e Oscar, o seu dedicado filho, não contavam, porém, com a súbita e misteriosa aparição de Elinor Dammer, uma mulher jovem, de passado conturbado, cujo único propósito parece ser infiltrar -se no seio da família Caskey.
Jonatas.Bakas | outras 18 resenhas | Jul 3, 2024 |
This is a well written, disturbing horror novel. It begins with us learning that Katie had shown signs of psychic abilities and also leaned heavily towards cruelty from a very young age. Exactly what this cruelty is, is only hinted at, and we don't hear anything else about this until she reaches adulthood. I didn't get the main character's name since it's Philo, and not Katie. Katie is the name of the book. Philo is the protagonist which the book centers around. She's eighteen-years-old, a seamstress' daughter who are poor and generally unremarkable; at least until things start to happen around her that launch her directly and unwittingly into Katie's path. It was still strange, but I began to be able to understand the title character, "Katie", and Philo's relationship. Philo's mother gets a letter from her father.... Philo's grandfather. He had disowned her mother 23 years earlier for marrying now deceased Philo's father. In the letter he requests that Philo come help him escape "Katie" and her degenerate family who have taken over his farm. Philo has never met her grandfather; but she is eager to help. Her motivation is not purely innocent though, as her grandfather is quite wealthy and has promised to provide for her and her mother once he is rescued. Philo having been poor her entire life, dreams of nothing more than throwing her promised upcoming wealth in the faces of everyone that shunned her when she arrives back home. Philo is rather naive and sorely underestimates just how evil Katie and her family are. My biggest complaint about the story is that "Katie" is more of a background character. We only find sketchy information about this person whose name graces the title of the book. I would have liked more about who in the world she was... more of her history... more about what went on in the mind of this psycho. Overall, the story itself was a fast read that had enough twists to not be completely predictable.… (mais)
Carol420 | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 22, 2024 |
Secondo volume della saga di Blackwater, in cui ho riscontrato lo stesso problema del primo: c'è poco mordente, di cose ne succedono ma non vengono mai raccontate in modo da appassionare il lettore; è come se ci fosse una barriera tra noi ed i personaggi che ci impedisce di empatizzare con loro e ci fa vivere tutto con distacco. Non è solo un problema di scrittura ma anche strutturale perché manca il climax, quel qualcosa a cui dovrebbero tendere le vicende narrate e che dovrebbe lasciarci la voglia di proseguire coi volumi successivi: qui invece il libro si interrompe bruscamente lasciandoci solo confusi e vagamente frustrati. Capisco che sia solo il secondo di sei romanzi ma un po' di ritmo e vivacità in più non guasterebbero.
Per fortuna del precedente mantiene anche i pregi quindi ritroviamo protagonisti tratteggiati con cura, spunti di trama originali (sperando che prima o poi vengano affrontati e non solo accennati) ed uno stile scorrevole.
Ho poco altro da aggiungere perché come ho spiegato sopra non è un libro che lascia il segno: vedremo i prossimi.
… (mais)
Lilirose_ | outras 10 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
I haven’t read many horror novels that fully deliver on their promises the way this one did. A kind of perfection!
Amateria66 | outras 8 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |



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