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Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite
The Amityville Nuisance by Mike MacDee is a zany, fun filled ride. Henry is a wizard who summons his cousin, Friday, from Hell and faces a dire punishment for his actions. I liked the idea that everyone goes to Hell, if only for a short time. Friday doesn't seem to think she has done anything wrong, but she did let someone die, so she has to pay the price. The author has created a manic world where gorgons and necromancy are everyday things. I thought that the dialogue was snappy and fun. There are some great interactions between the characters that had me laughing. There's everything from wizards to ghosts to Egyptian deities here, so there is something for everyone.
Lulu is an interesting character; she is a gorgon with a head full of snakes! She and Henry share a history; they used to date, but he hasn't seen her in a while. They met as children at school, when a bully snatched Lulu’s wig off and revealed what she was. Henry wasn't afraid of her and became her friend. They go to investigate the notorious Amityville house. Including such a well known 'haunted' house is what attracted me to the book, especially since so much has been written about it over the years. This has a more humorous slant to it, but it was still very enjoyable to read. I would recommend this book as I think Mike MacDee has created a very enjoyable tale in The Amityville Nuisance.