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Lou Reilly grew up in a strict, oppressive environment, raised by zealous religious parents who merely wanted to protect him from the sinners of the world. Sheltered to the point of isolation, Lou is unprepared to fend for himself when his parents pass away. Bullied and tormented at his new place of employment, Lou starts suspecting that his parents were right to shield hi ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published December 24th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Marie
I was warned this book is depressing, but I went ahead and read it anyway. It revolves around a young man "Lou" that was brought up in very strict christian home and was so sheltered that he knew nothing of the outside world. He lived with his parents until their death and then he was on his own in a big wide world that he knew nothing about. He ends up getting help from a social worker and trying to come to terms with the passing of his parents, plus trying to make his own way in a life that is ...more
Eugenie
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading this I just could not put it down - I read it all in one afternoon. It is a story about a young man brought up by fundamentalist Christian parents whose interpretation of the Bible is warped. They view everything from a "holier than thou" viewpoint, and even totally shuns the mainstream church as an institution full of heathens. They instill this attitude into their son, using abusive means to ensure that the lessons are well taught. He is home schooled and is not allowed ...more
Shadow Girl
The Season of Giving wasn’t all Horrific Holiday Fun – in some parts... it kind of bummed me out a little bit. It was definitely a hard read at times.
I think Lou’s mom used to get together and go to lunch with Carrie White‘s mom, where they would swap “Parenting Tips for the Mentally Christian” over their watered down tea and bad fish entrees.
When Lou does 'make things right' - I haven't decided if I want to cheer for Lou, the carnage, and the sweet, wonderful revenge or if I want to just put
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Albert
Very emotional and thought provoking read. I enjoyed it, but it also pissed me off quite a bit.
People can be such evil, or misguided assholes. Somebody push the "reset" button already...
I enjoy reading most sub-genres horror, but psychological horror is much more disturbing because it can be real. I love being freaked out, grossed out and having chills run down my spine, but I prefer horror that involves "supernatural" type beasties because I know its not real. Well I suppose I wouldn't mind be
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