Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer

Archive for the ‘Ghost Story’ Category

MISTWALKER by Saundra Mitchell

February 14, 2014

Buy At Amazon Mistwalker I got an advance copy of Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell. I fell in love with the evocative cover and couldn’t help guessing what the book was about even before I read the synopsis. Turns out I was both surprised and disappointed. To encapsulate this book for a quite byte, I’d call […]

SNOWBLIND by Christopher Golden

January 23, 2014

Buy At Amazon: Snowblind I love the old ghost stories that manage to sweep you away to a menacing world where death may lie around any corner, where things wait to spring out on you, and where there’s a mystery central to the supernatural manifestations that take place. I think a lot of horrors readers […]

A STIR OF ECHOES by Richard Matheson

December 28, 2013

I saw Kevin Bacon in Stir of Echoes years ago and really enjoyed the movie as a slow boil horror/mystery. I’d known Richard Matheson, a renowned writer who produced tales of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and penned more than a few Twilight Zone episodes, had written the book the movie was based on, but I’d […]

POE by J. Lincoln Fenn

November 29, 2013

Poe is a mesmerizing novel on two fronts. First, it presents an entirely sympathetic character that I loved getting to know. Dmitri Petrov is a smart guy, and he’s irreverent of the world around him as well as expectations of bosses and circumstance. Even though he’s not an action hero, as he will attest, he’s […]

THE GHOST PRISON by Joseph Delaney and Scott M. Fischer

October 8, 2013

The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney and Scott M. Fischer is an awesome little story chockfull of beautiful and creepy illustrations. The narrative is short enough to be read aloud in a sitting – preferably by candlelight to listeners young enough to get totally involved in the story. I had a blast with this one. […]

THE WEIGHT OF SOULS by Byrony Pearce

August 6, 2013

The Weight of Souls has an interesting conceit: the main character, Taylor Oh, is cursed. The ghosts of murder victims have the ability to touch her and transfer a Mark to her that will kill her in three weeks, more or less, unless she can transfer it to the murderer. When I read the summary […]

JOYLAND by Stephen King

May 27, 2013

Joyland consumed me, took me down into a world I can still remember outside of the novel because I lived through those times as well, and left me nostalgic and emotionally exhausted. This book is one of Stephen King’s best, a steady, haunting melody of memory and youth and innocence that was euphoric. Readers looking […]