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Michael McDowell (1950–1999)

Autor/a de The Elementals

49+ obres 4,278 Membres 182 Ressenyes 8 preferits

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Nota de desambiguació:

(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.

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Obres de Michael McDowell

The Elementals (1981) — Autor — 786 exemplars
Beetlejuice [1988 film] (1988) — Screenwriter — 693 exemplars
Candles Burning (2006) 346 exemplars
Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980) 308 exemplars
The Flood (1983) 264 exemplars
Blackwater: The Complete Saga (1983) 247 exemplars
The Levee (1983) 190 exemplars
The Amulet (1979) 180 exemplars
The House (1983) 170 exemplars
Rain (1983) 166 exemplars
Gilded Needles (1980) 164 exemplars
The War (1983) 162 exemplars
The Fortune (1983) 158 exemplars
Katie (1982) 92 exemplars
Toplin (1985) 63 exemplars
Clue (1985) 47 exemplars
Blood Rubies (1982) 29 exemplars
Wicked Stepmother (1983) 28 exemplars
Jack & Susan in 1953 (1986) 24 exemplars
Jack & Susan in 1913 (1986) 18 exemplars
Les aiguilles d'or (2023) 15 exemplars
Jack & Susan in 1933 (1986) 15 exemplars
La diga (2023) 2 exemplars
The Hundred-Year House: Poems (2011) 2 exemplars
Elementali (2021) 1 exemplars
Miss Mack 1 exemplars
Gli aghi d'oro 1 exemplars
Gli aghi d’oro 1 exemplars
McDowell Michael 1 exemplars
Coffret Blackwater (2023) 1 exemplars
Blackwater-saga 3 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 984 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Col·laborador — 314 exemplars
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two (2017) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Disney Scary Storybook Collection [2003] (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Thinner [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 40 exemplars

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Nom oficial
McDowell, Michael McEachern
Altres noms
Young, Axel
McAdam, Preston
McCray, Mike
Aldyne, Nathan
Data de naixement
1950-06-01
Data de defunció
1999-12-27
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Enterprise, Alabama, USA
Lloc de defunció
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Educació
Brandeis University (PhD|1978)
Harvard College (MA)
Harvard College (BA)
Professions
novelist
screenwriter
Relacions
Senelick, Laurence (partner)
Biografia breu
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.
Nota de desambiguació
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.

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Nat: interessante, storico, misterioso
 
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CRN-Books | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2024 |
A blend of Gone With the Wind familial saga with some Lovecraftian horror. Surprisingly effective at pulling you along with the story even as little is happening, and then stabbing you in the back with some visceral horror when you're not expecting it. Probably best enjoyed on a porch in a rocking chair while sipping ice tea.
What prevented the four star is the time investment, when the story is not actually explaining much of anything about its own mythology despite the brick sized length. What's an understandable choice in a Lovecraft novella is less forgivable here.… (més)
 
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A.Godhelm | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Oct 20, 2023 |
4.25/5 From the author who wrote the screenplay for BEETLEJUICE, McDowell died of AIDS in 1994 at the age of 49, and I mourn the fact that he wasn't able to produce more works. This book had it all. Humor? √ Mystery? √ Horror? √ Quirky characters? √ Haunted house? √ Southern Gothic? √ The element of sand as an enemy? √ Supernatural? √ I could go on. A fast, riveting read with all the spooky “elements“ one looks for in a 1980s horror. Recommend? √!
 
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crabbyabbe | Hi ha 46 ressenyes més | Oct 12, 2023 |
Con tutto il clamore che c'è stato attorno a questa saga negli ultimi mesi, devo dire che mi aspettavo di meglio.
Innanzitutto manca di incisività, la sensazione è quella di un lungo prologo che ci prepara a qualcosa che poi non arriva mai (o almeno non ancora); sicuramente è dovuto al fatto che sia solo il primo volume quindi per ora su questo aspetto sospendo il giudizio.
Poi come appunto personale trovo che per quanto apparentemente sia un romanzo "al femminile", il modo quasi macchiettistico in cui vengono ripetutamente descritti i rapporti di potere tra uomini e donne sia irrealistico e sminuente (della serie: il potere ufficialmente è nelle mani degli uomini ma tanto le donne sono brave a manipolarli quindi va bene così).
Per il resto è un libro che scorre piacevolmente, con atmosfere suggestive ed un approccio al gotico che promette di essere originale. Il coinvolgimento tuttavia risente della brevità, non c'è il tempo di affezionarsi ai personaggi per quanto ben caratterizzati.
Nel complesso un romanzo valido, che getta le basi per qualcosa di buono ma non fa gridare al miracolo.
… (més)
 
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Lilirose_ | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Sep 9, 2023 |

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Obres
49
També de
9
Membres
4,278
Popularitat
#5,875
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
182
ISBN
142
Llengües
7
Preferit
8

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