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The Calusari: A Novelization

(The X-Files: Young Adult #1)

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First Charlie's little brother is killed by an oncoming train. Then his father dies in a bizarre accident. Both times, Charlie is present - watching. Is it just an eerie coincidence? Mulder and Scully don't think so. Neither does Charlie's grandmother. Believing that Charlie caused the horrors,she calls in the Calusari to cleanse his soul. But is Charlie truly evil? Or is ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 30th 1997 by HarperEntertainment (first published 1997)
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Mark
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
If there is any doubt about it, I am really a great fan of the X-Files tv show and each summer I do enjoy a season of so of their adventures while on vacation. When I came across this little booklet aimed at the young adult market I decided to pick it up also because it one of the better monster of the week episodes of season 2, especially episode 21.

I was somewhat disappointed as the book is the story but all the mood that the tv show put into the story was certainly not put into the tale. It
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Stephen Arvidson
"Neither innocence nor vigilance may be protection against the howling heart of evil" — Mulder (p.100).

Old-world superstitions and the existence of Evil is explored in The Calusari, a young-adult adaptation of The X-Files episode of same name, a tepid novelization that more or less captures the creepiness of the 1994 teleplay. When a two-year old boy is inexplicably led to his death, a photograph of the incident yields evidence of supernatural goings-on that piques Agent Mulder's curiosity, prom
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Spencer Borup
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I picked this up as a fan of Garth Nix, who has adapted well-known tales quite successfully before—Hellboy, Sherlock Holmes, Merlin, Rapunzel, etc.—but two things became clear pretty soon into THE CALUSARI: 1) this is based on someone else's teleplay, which limits Nix's usual creative freedoms; and 2) Nix clearly took this gig some 20 years ago as a paycheck. Incredibly cliché, stereotypical, derivative, and vanilla in all aspects. ...more
Jeffrey DiFazio
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book stuck out to me because I was nearing the end of december and did not know what to read because after 10 pages of every book I tried to read I would get bored. This is a very short book but also was pretty good because first of all i am into demons and paranormal activity like this book. This book was 120 pages and was a quick read for me to get through this month. Next month i will try and read two of the books #2 and #3 for January.

The Calusari starts off with a family at a park. Tw
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IanH
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a very short story to why I chose this book. I was strapped for time. To elaborate on that I had tried to read two books already, and neither captured my interest all that much. As I realized that It was nearing the end of October, and I was not even close to finishing a book, I searched Ms.Hughes's library for the shortest book I could find. My eyes found the X-Files series, which I had never read before, but I thought I would try it out, besides, the book is very short, so my experience w ...more
Tea
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Season 2 episode 21

A child is killed at a park Mulder sees a photo and believes the child is being lead in to the train tracks by an invisible force.
After talking to the family scully comes to her own conclusions. As the Russian grandmother is convinced the remaining child Charlie is evil and beings returning to the old methods and traditions to rescue the child’s souls.

I didn’t really get in to this book. The show is better. More atmosphere and feeling than the book.
I wonder if the writers
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Laura
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Si lo que buscas es un poco de miedo en tu vida sin que el libro de tantas vueltas para llegar a ese punto, este es ese libro.
Todo se pone a punto desde la página 1, incluso antes de que inicie la historia, no se anda con medias tintas, sin tantas vueltas va a lo que va y lo hace bien. Creo que me ha impactado más por que la historia trata sobre niños y no cualquier tema, no, sobre niños poseidos, y creo que es ahí donde me ha impactado más. Es una historia corta con apenas 110 páginas, pero es
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Alan
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Rating 3

not bad adaptation of the television episode. no extra details added to the story from what i can remember. I think it would have worked better as a short/novella length story published in a collection of stories rather than as an individual book.
Mako
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Una amiga interrumpió mí lectura para prestarme este libro, cuando lo comencé estaba fascinada porque wOW ES DE LOS EXPEDIENTES X, la fan que llevo adentro resurgió. Pero no termino siendo la graan cosa o mis expectativas lo arruinaron, sin embargo es bueno y muy entretenido, así que es un 3.5
Flosse07
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eine wirklich gut geschriebene Story war diese Kurzgeschichte.

Spannend vom Anfang bis zum Ende, unerwartete Entwicklungen und das Quäntchen Akte X-Thema durfte natürlich auch nicht fehlen. Eine kurzweilige Leseunterhaltung für mich, die 4 Sterne von mir verdient hat.
Eduardo Cruz
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Papitas sabor sobrenatural.
Eulchen
Eine nette kleine Geschichte aus der AkteX-Reihe. Hat sich gut weglesen lassen.
Casandra
Este libro es exactamente igual al capítulo, que bonito
Kez
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
God, I remember being in middle school reading these, and the librarian let me take them out because she knew I was fascinated by the books and I was capable of reading them even though my teacher thought I wasn't. The x files books were only accessible to the year 7s who were also the top reading group, I was stuck at second to highest even though i loved reading and I think i was year 6. She let me though :) I never looked back. X files, the show that made fandoms what they are today! ...more
Unapologetic_Bookaholic
Jan 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the TV show the X files
3.5 of 5

The Calusari (English version) was a well written version of the often creepy TV show the x files. If you love the show and have about half the time to spare. Pick the the series.

This story centers around the haunting of a family. A little boy who's parents Romanian roots are both a blessing and a curse.
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Indah Threez Lestari
124th - 2011

Ini salah satu episode X-Files di Season 2.

Entah bagaimana caranya Dana Scully merasionalisasi semua kasus yang di luar nalar, meskipun telah menyaksikan dengan mata kepalanya sendiri.
Leanne
Jun 26, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: español
#10 - Materia Oscura
Guillermo Blanco
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
A nice short read that follows x-files. Didn't drag on in one part of the book too long. Overall a nice relaxing read. ...more
Katie
Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Good reminiscing of one of my favorite X-Files episodes!
Megan
I've never seen X Files, but I thought this story was interesting and a little creepy/scary. This book makes me want to watch the show. ...more
Luis
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Pretty standard but enjoyable tale of Mulder and Scully with a bit more of the religious supernatural than is usual in an X-Files story.
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Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing 'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly 'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.

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