Spook House

Spook House


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ISBN-13: 9781937929718
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Publication date: 10/14/2012
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Michael West is the critically-acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

Every Halloween, he turns his garage into a haunted house.

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Spook House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Hauntingly evocative. Great scary story! Harmony Indiana is one of those places where the veil between worlds grows thin and mysteries seep in. Or they creep, crawl, drip or claw, depending on just which mysteries you’re thinking about. It’s a scary place where an EMT is haunted by his past, a haunted house hides more than it seems, and a cop hopes he’ll live to see his wife again. And it’s the sort of place that doesn’t let you go when it’s drawn you in. Michael West writes the sort of books that won’t let you go either, from Cinema of Shadows set in the dark of Harmony's soon-to-be-demolished theater, to Spook House, set in the forests and fields outside town. Campfire scares are reflected in the eyes of scared inhabitants. And each familiar character might be greeted with a smile of recognition or clutched onto for support as the terrors pile higher. Beautifully timed with moments of peace and mystery interspersed among gruesome horror, nicely rounded with backstories so sparingly told they add depth without increasing length, and hauntingly evocative with gorgeous scenery behind the gathering gloom, Spook House lends a whole new dimension to the idea of a haunted house, and will keep both new readers and long-time fans glued to the pages. Or stuck to them with curious slime perhaps… A writer to watch, a novel to enjoy, and a place to avoid on the map: Spook House, Harmony, Indiana, USA. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novel, and I’m writing my honest review. I honestly loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book caught my attention from page one until the end, I am definitely a fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second time I've read through this series. It is just as engaging as it was at first. I actually read the books in order this time, and it gave it a whole new feel. The "Harmony Indiana" and "Legacy of the Gods" series are exciting and as you recognize characters from one book to the next you seem to be drawn into this chaotic world more thoroughly than a stand alone novel would allow. My only problem is that now I've finished I I don't know what to do next! I'll definitely be searching for more from Mr. West!
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Oh yeah, Michael does it again. Writes a story that reads so visual you think you’re watching the movie. A very creepy movie flooded with a mixed bag of characters, serial killers and bizarre monsters. From the beginning there’s a scene that gave me the willies. Guess I’ve seen too many horror movies, but that spider dog. Oh, man. From that scene on I was prepared for things to get crazier. That’s what the author does so well. Uses his talent for writing to set your nerves on edge and strings you along until, finally, he releases you with an ending like no other. It’s not all horror. There’s a brief bit where romance ignites. But it’s not anything that’s dwelt on. Just connects the characters really. The other thing is the B-movie fodder. You know, when the character does something stupid and you yell at them not to do it. It added a bit of humor for me. So the end is near. I sure wish I could tell you it was a happy one, but come on. It’s a horror story by Michael West. The build up through the whole book, including some awesome illustrations, leads you to Halloween night and a dynamite ending. I don’t want to forget to mention you don’t have to read this series in order. They all stand alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book i have read by this author. He writes in the style of King and Koontz. While the title is Spook House, there are no ghosts. It is about a abandoned farm house with a history. The town fire dept. decides to turn it into a Halloween attraction and convert it to a haunted house. Before they can complete modifications to the place, something escapes from the house and attacks people. The story gets involved and is really about a ancient sect. who want to open their world to ours via a wormhole. This would make for a good syfi channel movie. This novel is about 978 pages long ( fairly large text).
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AntonCancre More than 1 year ago
Let’s get this out of the way. I didn’t find anything groundbreaking here. It’s a pretty straightforward Lovecraftian horror, albeit with a bit more focus on people and plot than Howie was known for. It won’t change any hearts or minds and won’t blow apart and expectations. All the same, I don’t think that is what Michael West aimed to do. What I did find is butter-smooth prose and a razor-keen sense of how to draw out suspense. I found a story that pulled me along the shoot like a greased up pig and plenty of greasy-grimy people guts decorating the scenery. I even found myself caring about the main characters a bit and was quite impressed at how whole and solid he makes this little slice of Indiana feel. I haven’t gotten this strong of a sense of the personality of place in a while. Most importantly, I had fun. That’s all that matters here. The best analog I can think of is AC/DC. Michael West doesn’t change anything about horror fiction any more than those limeys changed Rock N’ Roll, but only a soulless bastard doesn’t get excited when they here that introductory clang of Hell’s Bells.
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Judy67JW More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading Spook House. Took me a little longer than normal because it was too scary to read at bedtime-I didn't want to have nightmares! This is not my normal genre but by the time I was half way through I was so involved with the characters that I had to keep reading, nightmares or not! I particularly liked the cross-over characters from Mr. West's other books, although you didn't have to be familiar with them to follow the story. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who is a horror buff!
Speed-Read More than 1 year ago
When the Wide Game was released, I found it impossible to think that Michael West could write a book I enjoyed more. But he did. Spook House is an amazing story, with characters that are real, behave believably, and are lovable. West's imagination truly takes flight in this episode of his Harmony novels. He creates monsters that are unique and then manifests them in a way that is completely plausible-- making this his scariest ride yet. As with all West writing, the exposition is smooth and flawless; the descriptions are detailed enough, and yet never boring. The illustrations are unbelievably right on, giving a window to precisely what West describes, as if Matthew Perry got inside West's head and pulled the images out. From the first chapter, the story is high energy, and one immediately feels connected with the main character. The action will keep you turning the pages, as quickly as you can. I am not sure I will ever be able to enter an abandoned farm house again! I don't want to give away too much of the story: JUST READ IT! You won't be sorry!!