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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Cries in the night from her daughter Heaven are just the beginning for Gabrielle Harris.

What seem to be nightmares about Heaven's favorite cartoon characters soon lead Gab to a stranger paranormal conspiracy focused on revenge. She's faced with a living nightmare in which friends die and dangeroussorcery is at work.

With only the help of a strange holy man named Danube, Gab
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Pinnacle
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Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was great. The story kept me going and for a minute I thought it was gonna get cheesy with a back story about a crazy magician, but it didnt. I dont think the ending explained enough. I felt like I wanted to know more about Heaven's future, but the author left it open. I also wasnt clear about who Danube really was?? There were some biblical references, but I guess I didnt get it. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a bizarre book and not one I expected to be remotely decent. I bought it at a book fair hoping for a cheesy horror story about killer cartoon characters, and that’s exactly what I got. Beyond that, it was actually well written and featured characters that seemed much more believable and likable than what you’d expect from a horror paperback.

I was disappointed by the final mini-chapter, which seemed pointless and slightly sullied what would have been a great ending at the end of the prev
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted more!

I loved the general story, but I can't help but agree with other reviews. I wanted more of Denube's story. I wanted more of Heaven. While stand alone novels are great those two characters are so much more. If the author's goal was to leave the reader wanting more of the story, he succeeded.
Jul 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, friendsbooks
This one is told, in part, from the point of view of a child. A good, solid story.
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Saturday morning cartoon characters are brought to life by an evil magician/sorcerer to harass a little girl. People around the girl start to die by little green hands. The only one that can stop them is a beyond age man who works for a group of cloistered nuns. This starts off a bit slow. It establishes the hell out of the mother and daughter that are the little buggers target of abuse. But take a breath and relax. It really takes off like a rocket. Like a great B-Movie.
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I started this book thinking it was a book I had read long ago, but it was not. I decided to finish it even though at times it would lag for me. (view spoiler) ...more
Jon Vaughan
Jul 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Nice creature feature in which a single mother and her six-year-old daughter find themselves threatened by invisible goblins. They find some help from a couple friends and a mysterious man who exists to combat evil on the human plane.
Starts off as one thing and morphs into something else with black magic and demons. But Gnelfs really shines when it works as a metaphor for female anxiety and parental fears under the looming presence of male violence. The mother meets a new guy and wants to trust
Nona Carrasco
Mar 28, 2011 marked it as to-read
I Read this in High School. It was a favorite tale for a long time. Recently I went to Powell's here in Portland to find it and they didn't have it in stock, which I thought was odd, or that I had the title/author wrong. Evidently I didn't, they were just out of stock.
Definitely a must read again, as I'm curious if I'll like it now as I did then.
Dawn Betts-Green (Dinosaur in the Library)
So this was mostly a nostalgia read, and I was so excited when I finally found a decent copy online. My mom bought me a copy of this at Wal-Mart when I was sick with the chicken pox in 9th grade, and I loved it. It's definitely early 90s cheesy horror, and I can't say I was ever thrilled with the ending. But I still love it. All those Satanic vibes from the 80s with weird kids' toys... ...more
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Sidney Williams is the author of thrillers including Dark Hours, Midnight Eyes and Disciples of the Serpent. Early horror novels include Azarius, Blood Hunter, Gnelfs and When Darkness Falls. He also penned three young adult horror novels under the name Michael August. Sidney worked for years as a newspaper reporter with varied beats that included crime and entertainment news. He holds an MFA in c ...more

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