The Killing Doll

The Killing Doll

Book - 1984
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In a shabby London suburb, sixteen-year-old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic. But for Pup's older sister Dolly, the magic is more than dabbling. Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to be cured, and her obsession with Pup's magic sends her on a dangerous downward spiral into confusion, madness, and possibly murder. And meanwhile, in a squalid boardinghouse not far away, a young Irishman sharpens a set of butcher knives . . .
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1984
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780394530970
0394530977
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm

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Apr 01, 2011

I can't say I like the "description" appended to this work. I don't think that it is relevant that the young man in question is Irish.

To me the book was a compelling account of a terrible illness suffered by the guy with the knives. He has managed to control his affliction; but then when his means of control is stolen away, then he sent tragically out of control.

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