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Summary

"What are the possibilities of my strength? That is a thought I have never had before. What if some morning as the old woman stood at the head of the staircase she were suddenly to feel a weight thrusting against the back of her legs? What if she were to lunge forward, grasping at the air, striking her thin skull against the edge of a stair? What would become of me if she were found unmoving at the bottom of the stairway?"

Such are the thoughts of Baxter, a sociopathic bull terrier on the hunt for the perfect master, as he contemplates the demise of his first victim. The basis for the acclaimed 1989 film Baxter, Ken Greenhall's utterly chilling and long-unobtainable Hell Hound (1977) has earned a reputation as a lost classic of horror fiction.

©2017 Ken Greenhall (P)2017 Valancourt Books, LLC

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Psychological horror

This multi-faceted story deals with many aspects of empathy and lack thereof . On the surface it is a horror story and is comprised of psychopathy, hypermasculinity, instincts, survival, misogyny, our need for emotional stimulation and the cyclical nature of life--a recipe for true horror.

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Dark and Twisted.

I immensely enjoyed the book from the very start. between the interesting style of writing using mostly inner monologue and the outstanding narration brought this book to life.

The book-length is on the shorter side but work well with the style of writing.

Warning. There are some very dark moments in this book that will not be to everyone's taste.

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Dark, disturbing, thought-provoking

Excellently narrated and a psychologically disturbing tale. I loved the insights from the dog's point of view.

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