Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Spookshow by Tim McGregor
Anyway, while I'm not really thrilled with the way that he structured this; I'd actually have just preferred a freakin' real book instead of what ended up being a teaser, and I'm also not really thrilled with his afterword, where he seems to equate believing in ghost stories with being religious—I have to admit that I really quite enjoyed this book and would like more. I signed up for the newsletter to get the second book, and if it's as good as this is (so far) I may well buy more in the series (there's nine or ten of them in total, counting this as number one.)
I've said many times before, and I will again, that I think that there's tons of room for horror elements in fantasy, and this is a good example of how they can be utilized—although you'll probably want to move the setting from middle-of-nowhere midwestern town Ontario to your fantasy setting of choice. Anyway, given that the book is free, I highly recommend that you go get yourself a copy and try it out.
Also; kind of by accident, I ended up listening to YouTube videos of Think Up Anger and Hidden Citizens tracks while reading it. Can't tell you how appropriate that ended up being.