Book Review Time.
With praise from Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Bentley Little, you can be sure this is going to be a good book. (I haven't read any Little yet, but I hear he's a fairly decent wordsmith in his own right.) Douglas Clegg has written a fantastic haunted house tale with Nightmare House. It's classified as "gothic horror", and the tone of the novel is so in touch with the classical gothic, I was actually surprised at how easy it was to read this book. The language is much more in line with current speech, and the storyline never bogs down as older literature did.
Esteban, or Ethan as he is known, inherits his grandfather's home, and discovers that the ghost of his long-deceased aunt is not ready to leave yet. This story is not a new premise by any means, but Clegg does a wonderful job of making the haunted house sub-genre his own. The characters, while consisting of the usual suspects, have a life and vitality not often found in most horror novels. .
This is just one of the Harrow series of novels, which all are about the same area, but are written in different styles, and can be read as stand-alone books. I'm definitely getting the rest of the series.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
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*”yo I’m gonna ask out that honey over there”
*Jenn being her normal weird self *”yeeee right bro, she’s way too cute for you”
*”Shut up, I’m gonna go make moves”
*gets her appleskribers
*and receives kiss?! Whaaaaaaa
*”damn bro my bad“
*”it’s all good dude. You just don’t got the SWAGGGGGG”