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Thad decides to eliminate his pen name (George Stark) but George won't allow it. George comes to life and begins to kill people close to Thad. Thad and George have the same DNA, they are virtually the same person, and Thad is accused of the murders. The struggle is on!
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The review of this Book prepared by Jeremy Bys

Thad Beaumont writes books. Most of those books he wrote under the pen name George Stark. But then he stops writing George Stark books,and weird things happen,for example: the pseudonym George Stark gets a physical form and starts to chase him down.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 25%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 15% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the monster chased me!    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of touching personal anatomy How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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