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Alex and The Gruff (a tale of horror)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 282 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by CSM Publishing (first published July 25th 2013)
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Jo Depreitere
Feb 01, 2014 Jo Depreitere rated it really liked it
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Whoa, this is definately a tale of horror!
Where to start reviewing this tale? The story starts off by giving us a view of the world through the eyes of the little boy Alex. I find this part endearing (albeit somewhat disturbing), being a parent myself. However, as the story progresses and Alex winds up in the dungeon, the events grow increasingly darker. This Gruff persona puts the reader constantly off-balance: is he nice, is he bad, is he a victim? The truth seems to twist and turn on every p
Cassandra Cole
Jan 14, 2016 Cassandra Cole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Some messed up stuff in here! But it's the type of messed up that I like.

Just another endless cycle. In the end I was hopin', but I should've known that it would end the way it did.

Gruff wins again this time!
Sarah Gardyne
Apr 18, 2014 Sarah Gardyne rated it liked it
was a tale of horror which left me feeling unsettled, I did enjoy the voice of Alex at the start and that voice proved to be very powerful when he is kidnapped. it's a story which I think will stay with me a while as left me with far more questions than answers.
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“Infants never learn to soothe themselves to sleep. They learn, abandoned in seclusion, that no matter the volume of their despondence, no matter the force of their tears, when they are alone and frightened, no-one will ever come to their rescue. Infants do not soothe themselves. They merely surrender. And it is caged in their cribs where the infants learn, in the face of their demons, to remain silent and submitting.” 0 likes
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