Friday, 23 October 2015

Blog Tour - American Ghoul by Walt Morton

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Welcome to my tour stop for American Ghoul by Walt Morton! This is a mature young adult paranormal dark fantasy novel. The tour runs October 19-30th with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

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About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman has some unusual problems: He comes from a family of ghouls with a long history of digging up corpses, and he’s just moved to a new school filled with kids that are scarier than he is. American Ghoul is the story of an exceptionally odd teenager trying to survive the most terrible time anybody has to go through -- senior year at high school. 


"A gloriously macabre young-adult tale about the difficulties of being a teenage ghoul in the 1970s. Once readers dig up this clever supernatural story, they likely won't want to put it down." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Anyone wanting a refreshing story with a young voice full of humor and teenage angst, yet with all the Gothic trappings that have kept the genre popular for over two centuries, give American Ghoul a try! - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

  "I admire Morton's story-telling ability, his macabre descriptions and his dark treatment of the high school experience from a teenager with a terrible secret. There were moments that chilled me to the bone, but kept me turning the pages to follow Howard's journey from outsider to anti-hero." - JACKSONVILLE NAVIGATOR


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My Musings :

This was a different type of read for me. I went in blind expecting nothing because I haven't read much about ghouls in general. This book read as a normal teen read but with emphasis on ghoul behaviour and life.

The book was en enjoyable read and a refreshing one because of the different take on normal element. Usually ghouls may be featured as antagonists so I was pleasantly surprised when I got a chance to read about a protagonist being a ghoulish party.

The language and descriptions kept me entertained with its dark tone and macabre visuals. Few parts kind of made me feel ill to the stomach but at the same time fascinated me. I loved reading about the daily life of a ghoul hero and all the angst in his world.

This story has only whetted my appetite for Howard's story and I can recommend this one to people who like a surprise in their reads at times.

My one line review :  A macabre fascinating story of a ghoul and his life.

My rating : 3.5/5

My reread factor : 3/5

Walt MortonAbout the Author:


Walt Morton is a writer, photographer, and artist. AMERICAN GHOUL, his debut novel, has been called “The Tom Sawyer of horror fiction.” With this book he is continuing a decade-long exploration into weird tales via photography, film, painting and writing. Walt has lectured at the British Film Institute and studied intensively in five martial arts.

A complete biography of his exploits and interests would be so shocking, improbable and incredible that modesty demands "the less said the better." He would like to thank Jane Austen, who coined that "less said the better" idea. AMERICAN GHOUL is his first of several books that reinvent the supernatural horror genre. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, he now lives in California.

 His upcoming novels in 2015 and 2016 will include works in horror, science-fiction, and detective genres.


 
GIVEAWAY:

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Collectible, art-skull hand painted, signed and numbered by Walt Morton, the author
Ends Nov. 4th

Prizing provided by the author, hosts are not responsible.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, this was definitely an unusual read. I know what you mean about kind of almost feeling sick to your stomach but yet being fascinated at the same time. I wasn't sure how others would react to that bit. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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