Spooky, gothic, atmospheric.
An unusual take on the ghost story, where a successful rock star buys a ghost to add to his bizarre collection of occult and disturbing items. The ghost comes in a funereal suit packed in a heart shaped box. A great start to this debut novel by Joe Hill.
An original concept that starts in a rather comic way - a hungover man wakes up to find horns growing out of his head - and then the story develops into something much darker.
This atmospheric and creepy ghost story is full of nostalgia for me. It is one of the earliest ghost stories that I can remember, and it frightened me to death. Now as an adult, finding myself alone at Halloween, I decided to read it again.
When I was eleven I had a teacher who was a vicar. He was also an exorcist and now and again he would tell us about his experiences. Nothing graphic or scary was revealed, but we all knew there were some things the vicar could not tell us.
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