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Come Closer by Sara Gran
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Come Closer (2003)

by Sara Gran

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    sparemethecensor: Similar plotlines and styles, though the main character in Come Closer is more personal and Horns more distant.
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    SomeGuyInVirginia: Possessed or crazy?
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A short novella about a woman who's slowly being possessed by a demon. Creepy and psychological. I read this as a metaphor for mental illness, such as schizophrenia, and it how takes a person over. ( )
  sturlington | Jan 22, 2018 |
This story of demonic possession had so much potential, but it fell flat. Good idea, bad execution. Still gave me the shivers a couple of times, though... ( )
  kimberwolf | Jan 16, 2016 |
Well written...an easy read and super-creepy. ( )
  beetlebub2000 | Dec 10, 2015 |
Well written...an easy read and super-creepy. ( )
  angiestahl | Nov 26, 2015 |
This was a decent little novella. I would recommend it to people who enjoy demon possession books. It's not nearly as graphic as many books in this genre - which I liked. But at the same time I felt like it was a bit of a slow start and nearly DNF'ed it after 30 pages. If you're on an airplane or at the beach, push through - it has a fairly satisfying ending.
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  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
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For Warren and Suzanne Gran. Thank you for everything.
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In January I had a proposal due to my boss, Leon Fields, on a new project.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425210316, Paperback)

If everything in Amanda's life is so perfect, then why the mood swings, the obscene thoughts, the urge to harm the people she loves? What are those tapping sounds in the walls? And who's that woman following her? The mystery behind what's happening to Amanda in Come Closer is so frightening that it "ought to carry a warning to...readers."

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Amanda is happily married to Ed, works as an architect, and likes her life. But disturbances begin to upset her. Odd noises haunt their apartment. She suffers occasional blackouts, yet there is no medical explanation. She and her husband have petty squabbles, and Ed seems less than lovable. The image of a beautiful woman out of her past invades Amanda's dreams. Instead of a book she had ordered by mail, she receives Demon Possession, Past and Present. Soon after, Amanda accidentally burns her husband with a cigarette. Something seemed to take her over. She begins to study the book on possession. Does everything that has happened have a rational explanation? Are the coincidences that have occurred just that? Or has she been possessed by a female demon known to students of the Kabbalah as Naamah?… (more)

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