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* AffectionateNickname: Cal calls Michelle "Princess." It's a sign of his growing disconnect from her when he bestows this nickname on baby Jennifer.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Led by Susan Penderton, the other children in town turn against Michelle (although Michelle's bad attitude after her accident doesn't help).
* AssholeVictim: Even though she's only a child, it's hard to feel sorry when [[spoiler:Susan]] bites the dust.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: A child is killed with a swing set--and not in any way you might be envisioning right now.



* MilkyWhiteEyes: Both Amandas--makes for quite a creepy book cover.

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* MilkyWhiteEyes: Both Amandas--makes Amanda. Makes for quite a creepy book cover.cover.
* NosyNeighbor: Constance Benson, who barges right into June's art studio on the very first day the family moves in and does not improve for the rest of the book.



* TheUnfavorite: What Michelle's schoolmates tell her she will become with the new child.

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* TheUnfavorite: What Michelle's schoolmates tell her she will become with the new child.child.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Although physically present, Cal becomes more and more distant from Michelle after Jennifer's birth, when previously they'd been very affectionate. Michelle's childish efforts to win a moment's attention from her father are heartbreaking.

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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: June goes into labor on top of a grave.


''Comes the Blind Fury'' is an extremely creepy 1980 book by Creator/JohnSaul. It takes place in the charming small town of Paradise Point, where, a long time ago, a blind girl being taunted by her schoolmates took a fatal tumble off a cliff into the sea.

Now, many years later, Dr. Cal Pendleton, his pregnant wife June, and their adopted twelve year old daughter Michelle move to the town, hoping to get away from Boston. Cal takes over an aging friend's practice and the family also moves into the house the old man previously inhabited, complete with furniture, a strange stain in the gardener's shed, and a doll Michelle becomes quite attached to. Everything seems well...until Michelle falls off a cliff running from her teasing peers. She survives, but is permanently crippled and holes up in her own world more and more often, speaking only to "Amanda" (her doll, and, as it happens, the name of the blind girl who fell off the cliff).

Cal, already shattered because of a boy who died on his operating table due to a misdiagnosis, begins spending less and less time with Michelle and more time with his new child. Then local schoolchildren begin dying in a string of accidents...and Michelle was the only one at the scene every time...

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''Comes the Blind Fury'' is an extremely creepy 1980 book by Creator/JohnSaul. It takes place in the charming small town of Paradise Point, where, a long time ago, a blind girl being taunted by her schoolmates took a fatal tumble off a cliff into the sea.

Now, many years later, ExactlyExtyYearsAgo in the charming small town of [[IronicName Paradise Point]], a gentle blind girl took a walk along the seaside cliffs near her home and vanished forever. Was it an accident? Suicide? Or did it have something to do with the cruel schoolchildren who taunted her until she lost her sense of direction?

In the present day,
Dr. Cal Pendleton, his pregnant wife June, and their adopted twelve year old twelve-year-old daughter Michelle move come to Paradise Point, where they live in a BigFancyHouse overlooking the town, hoping to get away from Boston. Cal takes over an aging friend's practice and the family also moves into the house the old man previously inhabited, complete with furniture, a sea. But [[NewHouseNewProblems strange things have occured]] ever since they arrive, such as the disgusting stain in June's art studio that can't be scrubbed away, or the gardener's shed, and a doll mysterious, disturbing paintings that appear on her blank canvases each night, or [[CreepyDoll the antique doll]] that Michelle becomes quite attached to. Everything seems well...until finds in the attic.

Things take a turn for the worse when
Michelle falls off over the edge of a cliff running from and injures her teasing peers. She survives, hip. Her new bitterness coupled with her disability cause the other children in town to taunt her, leaving her friendless. Her parents seem to abandon her in favor of their newborn daughter. Now she has no one but is permanently crippled and holes up in her own world more and more often, speaking doll Amanda.

But there's another friend, one who
only to "Amanda" (her doll, and, as it happens, the name of the blind girl who fell off the cliff).

Cal, already shattered because of a boy who died
comes on his operating table due to a misdiagnosis, begins spending less and less time with misty nights. One only Michelle can see. Her name is Amanda, too, and more time with his new child. Then local schoolchildren begin dying she wants to look through Michelle's eyes to see everything she's missed throughout the past one hundred years. And in a string of accidents...and exchange, Amanda will punish anyone who makes Michelle was unhappy.

Soon
the only town children begin dying, one by one, in grisly accidents. Soon it seems there's no one to blame but Michelle, who is always at the scene every time...
of each death. Soon Michelle will have to run.


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''Comes the Blind Fury'' is an extremely creepy 1980 book by Creator/JohnSaul. It takes place in the charming small town of Paradise Point, where, a long time ago, a blind girl being taunted by her schoolmates took a fatal tumble off a cliff into the sea. Now, many years later, Dr. Cal Pendleton, his pregnant wife June, and their adopted twelve year old daughter Michelle move to the town, hoping to get away from Boston. Cal takes over an aging friend's practice and the family also moves into the house the old man previously inhabited, complete with furniture, a strange stain in the gardener's shed, and a doll Michelle becomes quite attached to. Everything seems well...until Michelle falls off a cliff running from her teasing peers. She survives, but is permanently crippled and holes up in her own world more and more often, speaking only to "Amanda" (her doll, and, as it happens, the name of the blind girl who fell off the cliff). Cal, already shattered because of a boy who died on his operating table due to a misdiagnosis, begins spending less and less time with Michelle and more time with his new child. Then local schoolchildren begin dying in a string of accidents...and Michelle was the only one at the scene every time...

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''Comes the Blind Fury'' is an extremely creepy 1980 book by Creator/JohnSaul. It takes place in the charming small town of Paradise Point, where, a long time ago, a blind girl being taunted by her schoolmates took a fatal tumble off a cliff into the sea.

Now, many years later, Dr. Cal Pendleton, his pregnant wife June, and their adopted twelve year old daughter Michelle move to the town, hoping to get away from Boston. Cal takes over an aging friend's practice and the family also moves into the house the old man previously inhabited, complete with furniture, a strange stain in the gardener's shed, and a doll Michelle becomes quite attached to. Everything seems well...until Michelle falls off a cliff running from her teasing peers. She survives, but is permanently crippled and holes up in her own world more and more often, speaking only to "Amanda" (her doll, and, as it happens, the name of the blind girl who fell off the cliff).

Cal, already shattered because of a boy who died on his operating table due to a misdiagnosis, begins spending less and less time with Michelle and more time with his new child. Then local schoolchildren begin dying in a string of accidents...and Michelle was the only one at the scene every time...time...

!! This book contains examples of:

* AdultFear: Cal and June, as well as Corinne, have quite a few of these.
* BetaCouple: Corinne and Tim are this to June and Cal, to a certain extent.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Not quite a teenager (she's eleven) but Lisa Hartwick seems to fit this trope pretty well.
* CreepyChild: The townfolks begin to believe Michelle is this...and then there's Amanda...
* CreepyDoll: Two.
* [[spoiler: CruelTwistEnding]] So, so much.
* GuiltComplex: Cal has one of these in regard to Alan Hanley's death; Joe Carson uses it to his advantage.
* MilkyWhiteEyes: Both Amandas--makes for quite a creepy book cover.
* HereditaryCurse: The Carsons'.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Paradise Point, to a certain extent.
* TheUnfavorite: What Michelle's schoolmates tell her she will become with the new child.

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''Comes the Blind Fury'' is an extremely creepy 1980 book by Creator/JohnSaul. It takes place in the charming small town of Paradise Point, where, a long time ago, a blind girl being taunted by her schoolmates took a fatal tumble off a cliff into the sea. Now, many years later, Dr. Cal Pendleton, his pregnant wife June, and their adopted twelve year old daughter Michelle move to the town, hoping to get away from Boston. Cal takes over an aging friend's practice and the family also moves into the house the old man previously inhabited, complete with furniture, a strange stain in the gardener's shed, and a doll Michelle becomes quite attached to. Everything seems well...until Michelle falls off a cliff running from her teasing peers. She survives, but is permanently crippled and holes up in her own world more and more often, speaking only to "Amanda" (her doll, and, as it happens, the name of the blind girl who fell off the cliff). Cal, already shattered because of a boy who died on his operating table due to a misdiagnosis, begins spending less and less time with Michelle and more time with his new child. Then local schoolchildren begin dying in a string of accidents...and Michelle was the only one at the scene every time...

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