Published by Storeyfront on June 4. 2014
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Small-time thief Calvin Doss has bungled a job. He was supposed to steal Jean Harlow’s makeup case. But by accident, he made off with a case that belonged to a B-list horror actor from the 1940s. Little does Calvin know, the makeup case contains more than just the usual pastes and powders. With one application, the powers of horror films’ most terrifying characters possess him, unleashing Calvin’s fury. Now it’s his turn to right some wrongs.
I’ve only read two novels by Robert McCammon- The Five and Boy’s Life, but I enjoy his writing immensely. Stephen King first introduced me to him, and then my friend Midnyte Reader helped make me a fan. I really liked Makeup, it felt really classic and it was darkly humorous at the end. Nothing unexpected here, but it felt like I was watching an old Twilight Zone or Monsters (points to anyone who remembers that show!) episode. It’s also available free to read through Kindle Unlimited, which was a very nice surprise!
Makeup gets a Midnight Book rating of: