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Demonata #01: Demonata #1, The: Lord Loss: Book 1 in the Demonata Series

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ISBN10: 0316114995
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Grubbs Grady has stiff red hair and is a little big for his age, which means he can get into R-rated movies. He hates history and loves bacon, rats, and playing tricks on his squeamish older sister. When he opts out of a family weekend trip, he never guesses that he is about to take a terrifying journey into darkness. Hungry demons and howling werewolves haunt his waking nightmares... and threaten his life.

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"The author of the popular Cirque du Freak books launches another no less gruesome series with this first installment in the Demonata books. Readers meet teen narrator Grubitsch Grady ('Grubbs') in a bad spot — he's in the principal's office, caught smoking cigarettes — but things are about to get far worse. Grubbs seeks revenge against the informant, his sister, Gretelda, by smearing her bath towels with rat guts. He feels guilty about this when, just a few pages later, Gretelda, Mom and Dad are killed in appalling fashion by Lord Loss, a 'demon master,' and his grotesque familiars — Vein and Artery. Grubbs is sole witness to his family's execution and his narrow escape, by means he doesn't quite understand himself, nearly drives him mad. He goes to live with insensitive Uncle Dervish, who regales his newly orphaned nephew with stories about the 'long and bloody history' of the house that Grubbs will now call home. Written mainly in sentence fragments with an excess of exclamation points, the narrative is a mish-mash of occult motifs. Halfway through the story, werewolves make an appearance. It's tough to take any of this seriously: the cartoonish villain stages high-stakes showdowns that mix slasher flick-style battles with chess matches. The author introduces threads about rare books and a missing treasure, then drops them, presumably to pick them up in the following volume, due out next year. Ages 15-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The first novel in a new horror series from the author of "Cirque Du Freak." Grubbs Grady opts out of a family trip, never anticipating that he's about to take a terrifying journey into darkness where demons and werewolves haunt his waking nightmares.

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wor375, March 5, 2010 (view all comments by wor375)
Grubs Grady is a great realistic character. In Darren Shan's books the characters seem real and have real emotions. The fight scenes against Demons and maybe a werewolf? Are done really well; Daren Shan seems to have a penchant for graphic, discriptive writing and is on my top most buy list. This first book in a long seris is very good and only a beggining to even better writing; before you're half-way through this book you WON'T be able to put it down!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316114998
Author:
Shan, Darren
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Demonology
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Demonata
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
8.52x5.90x.94 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 234 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316114998 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author of the popular Cirque du Freak books launches another no less gruesome series with this first installment in the Demonata books. Readers meet teen narrator Grubitsch Grady ('Grubbs') in a bad spot — he's in the principal's office, caught smoking cigarettes — but things are about to get far worse. Grubbs seeks revenge against the informant, his sister, Gretelda, by smearing her bath towels with rat guts. He feels guilty about this when, just a few pages later, Gretelda, Mom and Dad are killed in appalling fashion by Lord Loss, a 'demon master,' and his grotesque familiars — Vein and Artery. Grubbs is sole witness to his family's execution and his narrow escape, by means he doesn't quite understand himself, nearly drives him mad. He goes to live with insensitive Uncle Dervish, who regales his newly orphaned nephew with stories about the 'long and bloody history' of the house that Grubbs will now call home. Written mainly in sentence fragments with an excess of exclamation points, the narrative is a mish-mash of occult motifs. Halfway through the story, werewolves make an appearance. It's tough to take any of this seriously: the cartoonish villain stages high-stakes showdowns that mix slasher flick-style battles with chess matches. The author introduces threads about rare books and a missing treasure, then drops them, presumably to pick them up in the following volume, due out next year. Ages 15-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The first novel in a new horror series from the author of "Cirque Du Freak." Grubbs Grady opts out of a family trip, never anticipating that he's about to take a terrifying journey into darkness where demons and werewolves haunt his waking nightmares.
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