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Friday, January 26, 2007

Book Review: Chasing the Dead

I just finished reading Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber. It is a fast paced supernatural thriller that takes place over the course of one night. What begins with what feels like a story about a serial killer quickly disintegrates into a world of ancient evil and death at every turn.

“You have a very lovely little girl,” breathed the voice on the phone. Sue Young will do anything to save her daughter. Secrets from her past come back to haunt her as she follows the instructions of her daughters abductor.
Mr. Schreiber does a wonderful job of describing the characters and places in the story without bogging down the pace. You can practically smell the stench of rotting flesh as you travel along a backwoods route, each stop along the way making the night that much more bizarre.

I highly recommend this book. Murder, ghosts, a mystery from 1802 and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, it has a little something for everyone.

Rating: 5 stars

On a side note, Joe is a blogger. Be sure to stop by and say hello.


At 4:48 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Ha! Ha! I love the start of his URL... scaryparent.blogspot.com
Yes, parenthood is very scary indeed!

At 6:43 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, that is pretty cool, no?

At 7:09 AM, Blogger lime said...

lol@ laslie's comment....you both got that right.

so james, you knwo me....not a book for me to read at bedtime huh? lol, i am such a wimp.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Ooooh , this sounds like my kind of book. I think there is nothing better than a book that has murder and mayhem everywhere and the suspense it awesome too! Thanks James , have a good weekend!

At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book! :)

Thanks for sharing.

At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, this sounds like my kind of book. Love stories of the supernatural. Watch every scary and sci fi movie I can. Like some more than others, but still...Will check Joe out! Enjoyed the review. Donnetta

At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, James! And the recommendation, too. Yes, my friend Donnetta loves the scary stuff. We will probably be elbowing each other out of the way while we're waiting to buy copies of your upcoming book!

At 7:45 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

No, Lime...this would disturb your sleep. :D

Thanks, Breazy, you should definately check this one out.

No problem, Rashenbo. :D

Right on, Donetta. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks, Liz. Get those elbow pads ready it should be any day now. :D

At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, James -- thanks for the kind words! I'm delighted that you liked the book enough to write about it. And thanks also for introducing folks to the Scary Parent blog. As I mentioned over there, I hope to spend more time this year talking about writing, both the artistic and business side. It's a solitary process but any info, support and encouragement we can give each other along the way can be a great help.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

No problem, Joe. i hope it sends a few extra readers your way. I'll definately check your blog often. I love to read about the process of writing.


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