Just out last week with on sale review coverage really shaping up; keep an eye on this one. Here’s the latest:
“[T]book is not your typical tale of the supernatural. Instead, it smartly, viscerally exposes the way mass media, the Internet, and pop culture have transformed our experience of that primal human impulse, horror….
“In essence, A Head Full of Ghosts is a book about a book about a TV show about a real-life event whose facts have never been fully established, with running meta-commentary by a blog that bears its own secret agenda. On top of that, it’s told by an eyewitness whose reliability is just as problematic. And the blog entries themselves? They’re virtuoso pieces of pop-culture critique that simultaneously exemplify and spoof the entire idea of pop-culture critique. Tremblay not only keeps this tangle straight, he renders it progressively gripping and suspenseful — and his ultimate, bloodcurdling revelation is as sickeningly satisfying as it is masterful.”
— Jason Heller, NPR
“Like Flynn, Paul Tremblay delivers a twisty, jolting funride born from a definite, coherent point of view. Ghosts has something resonant to say about our current culture….Embrace or ignore the ‘horror’ designation, just don’t let it keep you away. A Head Full of Ghosts is so, so smart and about the most fun read I’ve come across in a while…probably since I read Gone Girl.”
— Blog post from The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN
A Head Full of Ghosts (9780062363237) by Paul Tremblay. $25.99 hardcover. 6/2/15 on sale.