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Whipping Boy

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"Give me your sorrows. Give me your needings...I will take them from you... — In a muddy field in Faulkner, Illinois, a crowd has come to see the smooth-cheeked boy in a makeshift canvas tent -- the boy whose stern father claims he can work a peculiar kind of miracle. — "And you will be mine."
Our worst secrets, our darkest pain, our weakness and shame -- the hollow part of
Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 3rd 1992 by Dell
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Stephen King endorsed the entire Dell Abyss Horror line. Here is his blurb:

"Thank you for introducing me to the remarkable line of novels currently being issued under Dell's Abyss imprint. I have given a great many blurbs over the last twelve years or so, but this one marks two firsts: first unsolicited blurb (I called you) and the first time I have blurbed a whole line of books. In terms of quality, production, and plain old story-telling reliability (that's the bottom line, isn't it), Dell's
Jim Syler
Jul 11, 2012 Jim Syler rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Martin Maenza
I normally don't do horror but I was a huge John Byrne fan at the time from his comic work and wanted to see how he would tackle a novel. Good stuff yet graphic.
Argnese Julmist
This book was good, a bit too graphic for me but to me I learned that nothing is too good to be true.
Read this book years ago. Well written dark horror.
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John Lindley Byrne is a British-born Canadian-American author and artist of comic books. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on nearly every major American superhero.

Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men com
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