Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: The 'Geisters

The 'Geisters
The 'Geisters by David Nickle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Dark fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of dark fantasy, strange ghost stories
Trigger Warnings: killing, murder, possible child molestation, spectral rape

My Thoughts: This is a very strange book. I'm not sure how to take it, actually, but it left me profoundly unsettled. The question or who or what the Insect is remains unanswered—was Ann just a profoundly disturbed individual, or was there another entity involved in everything that happened? What truth was there in any of the story? We're left with no set answers and a lot of unsettling questions at the end of the book. Fans of dark fantasy and ghost stories should enjoy this book. I know I did, even if I have to wonder at my own mental health for doing so.

Disclosure: I received an e-book ARC from ChiZine in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: When Ann LeSage was a little girl, she had an invisible friend—a poltergeist, that spoke to her with flying knives and howling winds. She called it the Insect. And with a little professional help, she contained it. And the nightmare was over, at least for a time. But the nightmare never truly ended. As Ann grew from girl into young woman, the Insect grew with her. It became more than terrifying. It became a thing of murder. Now, as she embarks on a new life married to Michael Voors, a successful young lawyer, Ann believes that she finally has the Insect under control. But there are others vying to take that control away from her. They may not know exactly what they're dealing with, but they know they want it. They are the 'Geisters. And in pursuing their own perverse dream, they risk spawning the most terrible nightmare of all.

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