Ghost Eaters: A Novel
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Along with that, Chapman raises some GREAT points about ghost stories and folklore and how they have, in many ways, been whitewashed and in some ways romanticized. If you or someone you know has ever been addicted to a drug or even a person you’ll feel this like a gut punch. Then, unfortunately, and once again, McLeod Chapman eased off the gas pedal a bit and it started to drag on at around the 75% mark. I enjoyed all the scary moments throughout the novel as McLeod Chapman pushed the envelope and then some with the insane descriptions of certain scenes and situations.
Unfortunately I found things getting a little drawn out about three quarters of the way through which can really suck for a slow reader like myself but I stuck it out and the ending picked right up and had my heart beating and my knuckles turning white! Later, the tribes shaman had grown jealous of him and had in turn been killed, his ghost joining others within held him. McLeod Chapman has instantly become my new “author to watch” and I have immediately TBR’ed all of his past horror novels (with a close eye on anything new he releases). Longer version: Erin, in her mid-twenties, is on a date with a “stable, respectable” (albeit boring) type, one of her steps to get her life “on track”, when Silas, her on-again-off-again-ex-boyfriend-current-friend-even-though-they-don’t-talk-much starts blowing up her phone asking her to come spring him from rehab. Chapman doesn’t hold back in the nightmare fuel department, as we travel through Richmond, Virginia with Erin as she starts seeing more and more ghosts after ingesting a drug that has this explicit purpose.
A great choice for fans of A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Orphans of Bliss, edited by Mark Matthews. However, unbeknownst to Erin this drug has unimaginable side effects and you can’t come back from it. Born an albino, his littermate Twistjaw had tried to crush his skull - however Ghosteater had killed him and devoured his ghost, the first of more than a hundred.
Full of great character moments, unbelievably tense hauntings, and an emotional core that runs so deep you’ll still be unpacking it long after the last page.Ghost Eatersis one of those rare horror novels that have everything: a dash of humor, real life demons, complex characters, a heavy dose of the supernatural, and the kind of ending you never forget.
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I think I highlighted almost half of the book because I highlighted everything that struck a chord with me. Tourists take photos next to their gaudy graves—but tonight, hours after the cemetery gates close and the only occupants are six feet under, all 135 acres of this place belong to us.