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Ghoul
     

Ghoul

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by Brian Keene
 

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There is something in the local cemetery that comes out at night. Something that is unearthing corpses and killing people. It’s the summer of 1984 and Timmy and his friends are looking forward to no school, comic books, and adventure. But instead they will be fighting for their lives. The ghoul has smelled their blood and it is after them.

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There is something in the local cemetery that comes out at night. Something that is unearthing corpses and killing people. It’s the summer of 1984 and Timmy and his friends are looking forward to no school, comic books, and adventure. But instead they will be fighting for their lives. The ghoul has smelled their blood and it is after them.

But that’s not the only monster they will face this summer . . .

From award-winning horror master Brian Keene comes a novel of monsters, murder, and the loss of innocence.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013931978
Publisher:
Deadite Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
579,075
File size:
1 MB

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Ghoul 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
oderus99 More than 1 year ago
Ghoul, by Brian Keene: I first read Ghoul when it first came out under the Leisure Books imprint and I recently re-read it to refresh my memory for the soon to come out movie based on the book. IO have bene a loyal Keene reader since his first book, The Rising, which I purchased at a HorrorFind Weekend directly from Brian. Ghoul, in my opinion, is his best book. In the past, Brian was an expert at making the reader know the lead character, who was developed in the book. Brian has gotten away from that in his latest books but the skill is still evident in his writing. I will not go into detail on the “three kids, coming of age, with a Ghoul thrown in the mix.” This book is highly recommended, FIVE STARS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keene is the new master of terror. Every single one of his books is worth a read. Dont miss out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is, in my opinion, brian keene's best book. Ive been an avid fan of keene since i first read the rising, and have read many of his books and short stories, (A gathering of crows, Jacks magic beans, I am an exit). But this book has by far the best story, characters, and antagonists in all his work. I highly reccomend this, and all of brian keenes novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First read the book on your Nook and then get the Audible version. You will be glad you did.
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Entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every bit of this book from beginning to end. Character development was on point and the story line was electrifying.I definitely recommend this book. It's a must read!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay we get it. The book takes place in 1984. To much of that. Starts off real slow and boring. Doesn't get much better. Too many times Keenes books leave so many things undone.
tk12345 More than 1 year ago
It was a good book. Not good like the others, but it still had a good story. I like how it was set in the eighties. There was a lot of suspense, and the characters were well written. The ending wasnt great. But overall, there was enough horror for me to keep reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an easy book to read. It is your classic horror story with a little twist. It revolves around three boys. One has an abusive father, one an incestuous mother, the other the perfect family life. These three boys enjoy the summer months playing in the local cemetery. Where they have made an underground fort. But then the town starts missing women one of whom is the daughter of the local priest. This is the only difference I found in this story from any other horror story out there. Once you get past the three boys screwed up lives, it's the same old story. The evil character gets killed and the girl is rescued. So if you're seeking a book based on blood, guts and sex, Ghoul is one you may wish to read however if you are looking for something new and surprising I wouldn't suggest it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, Ghoul is one of Brian Keene's worst book to date. After reading The Rising and City of The Dead, I was expecting a novel of that stature~ full of original ideas and surprises. Unfortunately, Ghoul did not live up to those expectations. Aside from this disaster, all of his other books are outstsanding and I can't wait to read his newest~Dark Hallow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After City of the Dead and Conqueror Worms, it was only a matter of time before Keene wrote a complete flop. The contents of Ghoul it's characters, scene, setting, '80's stuff' and so forth were fresh and exciting ingredients that could have summoned such an adventure dire for readers during this summer. But it's assembly along with it's plot came out, unfortunately, half-arse. It seemed as if Keene put little thought into this novel and was in a hurry to finish it. The most captivating moment of the book was at the epilogue. When the book that is suppose to be fiction actually exposes the reality of many unfortunate outcomes. Conqueror Worms is Brian Keenes greatest work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stephen King says that the three categories for work of the genre are Terror, Horror, and the Gross-out. Keene understands this and incorporates all three effectively in Ghoul. Keene has a highly developed since of irony, so those readers searching for happy endings might be disappointed, but real horror fans will be hooked for good. The characters are rich but often tragic and sad...as is often in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian Keene's Ghoul is simply a wonderful piece or literature. Being a fan from The Rising and City of the Dead--he is simply one of the best writers in the business today. Ghoul holds imagination and key facts from the mid-1980's. His use of description and characters flow as well as a fine wine of chaos and mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reviewer Norman, and I, are on the same page. I've read IT, Boys Life and Summer of Night. All three books should be in everyones Horror collection. Ghoul had the same the feel but lacks the depth of King, McCammon and Simmons. With that said I still feel this is Keenes best novel and is an A+ recommendation for Horror Fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a book, I could not put it down, and creepy, yes it is creepy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 60's had BOY'S LIFE and IT. The 70's had SUMMER OF NIGHT. The 80's have GHOUL. Keene's most ambitious novel yet, and also his best.
harstan More than 1 year ago
It is the first day of summer vacation in June of 1984 with Timmy Grace, Barry Smeltzer and Doug looking forward to having fun. They have no inkling that this will become the worst summer of their lives when they are forced to try to save the townsfolk. In the olden part of the cemetery on a headstone is a broken sigel that confined a ghoul for centuries now the hungry creature seeks nourishment, but can only eat carrion as that is the Creator¿s Commandment............... It cannot deal with the sun so it lives underground in a series of warrens it constructed. It assumes it is the only one of its kind and so wants human females to mate with to continue its species. It makes a pact with Barry¿s father, a beast who beats up his wife and son. The human ogre finds him women and cleans up his kills in exchange for booty buried in the ground. Barry and Timmy learn the truth, but no adult believes a kid so it is up to them and Timmy to confront the two monsters........................ Brian Keene is a terrific horror writer who scares his audience while entertaining readers with a strong frightening tale that makes the supernatural seem plausible because the characters seem real. Fascinatingly GHOULS contains two monsters, one an abusive avaricious human abetting the inhuman. Also interesting is the heroes are regular kids who could easily be sons of the readers. Mr. Keene¿s star in the horror galaxy is rising to the top with works like this superior thriller................ Harriet Klausner