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Michael McDowell (1950–1999)

Författare till The Elementals

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(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.

Serier

Verk av Michael McDowell

The Elementals (1981) — Författare — 791 exemplar
Beetlejuice [1988 film] (1988) — Screenwriter — 695 exemplar
Candles Burning (2006) 346 exemplar
Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980) 308 exemplar
The Flood (1983) 266 exemplar
Blackwater: The Complete Saga (1983) 247 exemplar
The Levee (1983) 191 exemplar
The Amulet (1979) 180 exemplar
The House (1983) 172 exemplar
Rain (1983) 167 exemplar
Gilded Needles (1980) 164 exemplar
The War (1983) 163 exemplar
The Fortune (1983) 159 exemplar
Katie (1982) 92 exemplar
Toplin (1985) 63 exemplar
Clue (1985) 47 exemplar
Blood Rubies (1982) 29 exemplar
Wicked Stepmother (1983) 28 exemplar
Jack & Susan in 1953 (1986) 25 exemplar
Jack & Susan in 1913 (1986) 18 exemplar
Jack & Susan in 1933 (1986) 16 exemplar
Les aiguilles d'or (2023) 15 exemplar
BLACKWATER I. La riada (2024) 3 exemplar
BLACKWATER II. El dique (2024) 2 exemplar
La diga (2023) 2 exemplar
Elementali (2021) 1 exemplar
BLACKWATER I. La riuada (2024) 1 exemplar
Gli aghi d'oro 1 exemplar
McDowell Michael 1 exemplar
Gli aghi d’oro (2024) 1 exemplar
Coffret Blackwater (2023) 1 exemplar
Blackwater-saga 3 1 exemplar
Miss Mack 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 986 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 314 exemplar
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection (1988) — Författare — 191 exemplar
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
Disney Scary Storybook Collection [2003] (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 67 exemplar
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
Halloween Horrors (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 40 exemplar
Thinner [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 40 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
McDowell, Michael McEachern
Andra namn
Young, Axel
McAdam, Preston
McCray, Mike
Aldyne, Nathan
Födelsedag
1950-06-01
Avled
1999-12-27
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Enterprise, Alabama, USA
Dödsort
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Bostadsorter
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Brandeis University (PhD|1978)
Harvard College (MA)
Harvard College (BA)
Yrken
novelist
screenwriter
Relationer
Senelick, Laurence (partner)
Kort biografi
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.
Särskiljningsnotis
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 | 13 andra recensioner | 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.… (mer)
 
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A.Godhelm | 14 andra recensioner | 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 | 46 andra recensioner | 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.
… (mer)
 
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Lilirose_ | 13 andra recensioner | Sep 9, 2023 |

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Verk
51
Även av
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Medlemmar
4,298
Popularitet
#5,844
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
182
ISBN
148
Språk
9
Favoritmärkt
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