Featured Review: The Boy who Lived with Ghosts

Discuss the October 2013 book of the month "The Boy who Lived with Ghosts" by John Mitchell.
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Post by Cin8685 » 20 Nov 2017, 21:16

From the title alone I am turned off from the book. Again my inner chicken comes out. But after reading the sample and the review, this book is most definitely not what I would have expected. Adding it to my list now!
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Post by Kat Berg » 20 Nov 2017, 21:21

Although this book sounds interesting (At first I thought it sounded like Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, but as I read on it seems much less lighthearted.) I'm not typically turned off by scary (I do not get creeped out easily) but I have a difficult time with anything that has to do with child abuse, especially of a sexual nature. I get enough of that in the real world, don't especially want to read about it in my fiction.

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 20 Nov 2017, 21:32

It’s interesting that this story combines the theme of child abuse with paranormal elements. It takes a skillful writer to do this effectively and it sounds like this author was successful.

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Post by JudyJo » 20 Nov 2017, 21:43

Based on the portion I read, I'm not sure that this is a book I would be comfortable reading. Although you've given it a 4 out of 4, this just isn't on my list of favorite genres. I'm glad you found it fascinating and enjoyable.
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Post by dragonet07 » 20 Nov 2017, 21:55

This book sounds like it might be a little intense for me but it still sounds intriguing, especially the idea of weaving paranormal into a memoir. I don't think I've ever read anything like that. Thank you for the thorough review.
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Post by Emie Cuevas » 20 Nov 2017, 21:56

From the title, I thought this was going to be a horror story. After reading your review, I have no idea what kind of book it is.
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Post by adiey94 » 20 Nov 2017, 22:06

Sounds like interesting book.. I'd like to read this book.. From the short review of the book, i'd give 4 star

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 20 Nov 2017, 22:13

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a fascinating read especially for lovers of the paranormal.

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Post by CaitlynLynch » 20 Nov 2017, 22:18

The sample part of the book I read was really intriguing; the author really captured the voice of a young boy very well. There were some very disturbing hints even there, though, so I'm afraid this one is a bit triggering for me.

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Post by NerdGrace » 20 Nov 2017, 22:30

Paranormal read is my stuff!!! I'm actually hesitated to read the book since it will frustrate the readers, I really hate being frustrated. Anyhow, it was a great review!
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Post by mweno » 20 Nov 2017, 22:32

The book has some paranormal life. In some cases a disturbing one. Its a good book to those who love thriller stories and I recommend it to them.

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Post by Londera » 20 Nov 2017, 22:36

Doesnt sound like a book Id read,but nice review.

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Post by Bluecobia » 20 Nov 2017, 22:37

Nice review. Telling the story from a young boy's perspective is a nice change of pace.
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Post by Phikim » 20 Nov 2017, 22:39

Going by the sample given here, the book is undoubtedly interesting. From the start, the author starts the book with a note that facilitates a reader not to keep away the book without reading it. He talks being used to living with ghosts but hoping one day it will be the thing of the past.
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Post by TUMAINILAMECK » 20 Nov 2017, 23:17

You can't skip reading this book, it is unique and you can experience the strangers things you never know before, must read

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