Ghosts Who Google by Stephen Atkinson

9781906451813

 

Ghosts Who Google by Stephen Atkinson

A review by R J Dent

As a fan of scary stories, I eagerly read Stephen Atkinson’s debut short story collection, Ghosts Who Google. These stories are not really traditional ghost stories; instead they offer the reader something new. They are also beautifully written, for Stephen Atkinson has a clear, strong story-teller’s voice which is conveyed in delightfully uncluttered prose. George Orwell would have been proud.

With regards to the content of Ghosts Who Google, if Roald Dahl, James Herbert and Clive Barker had collaborated on a collection of creepy tales, the result would have been the kind of stories to be found in Stephen Atkinson’s Ghosts Who Google. The stories in this collection compare favourably to the best of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected and to many of the creepy stories to be found in Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood.

These stories are really for those who love good (by which I mean well-told) ghost stories. They are modern and they undermine the conventions of the traditional ghost story. Some of these twenty-two short stories are humorous; others deadly serious. Some are downright scary and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders. All of these stories have a twist in the tail.

 

Here’s Stephen Atkinson talking about Ghosts Who Google:

 

Ghosts Who Google is published by Circaidy Gregory Press and is available in paperback and e-book formats.

http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/Ghosts_who_Google.htm

or

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghosts-Who-Google-Stephen-Atkinson/dp/1906451818/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386537332&sr=1-1&keywords=ghosts+who+google

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Circaidy Gregory Press

ISBN-10: 1906451818

ISBN-13: 978-1906451813

Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.6 cm

Ghosts Who Google by Stephen Atkinson

A Review by R J Dent

(c) R J Dent (2013)

www.rjdent.com

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