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An English Ghost Story

by Kim Newman

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LoveReading Expert Review of An English Ghost Story

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

Film critic and speculative fiction author (and Neil Gaiman friend and collaborator) Kim Newman whose exuberant tales of the supernatural underworld, alternate Dracula tales and dizzying excursions into the bizarre have delighted me for ages, now takes a left hand turn and makes the ghost story his own. A disfunctional family moves from the big city to the quiet haven of the Somerset countryside. Their new home The Hollow greets them at first before the tide turns and dark waves of dread begin their systematic assault on their sanity and ties. Newman grabs a well-worn theme and breathes frantic new life into it, orchestrating the rise of horror with both a scalpel and a sharp knife until the tension becomes unbearable, proving how good horror tales are ageless. Not a book for dark nights.

Maxim Jakubowski

An English Ghost Story Synopsis

A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most - threatening to destroy them from the inside out.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781781165584
Publication date: 10th October 2014
Author: Kim Newman
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Fiction

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An English Ghost Story Press Reviews

'While the story shares some DNA with the classic movie Poltergeist, Newman has his own story to tell, in his own way, and he has some fine surprises in store for his unsuspecting readers. Nicely done.'

- Booklist


'Kim Newman gets inside your head like pollen off a field of wildflowers; the pleasant idyllic turns full of suffocating dread. Thoroughly enjoyable, master storytelling.'

- Lauren Beukes, bestselling author of The Shining Girls

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Publication date: 10/10/2014
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About Kim Newman

Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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