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Blackstone Paperback – June 1, 2012
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About the Author
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LEVIATHAN was his second attempt at the long form, which he wrote two years later. This was followed up by THE WILD HUNT, DREAMLAND and THE SHADOW WOLVES. His next novel, BLACKSTONE, will be released in 2012. He's currently working on his seventh book.
Jared lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and can be reached through his website, www.jaredsandman.com, where he keeps a blog. Follow him on Twitter @JaredSandman.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm also a fan of prison dramas, and loved both "Oz" and "Prison Break" when they were on the air, and think it's very cool that this story provides a supernatural exploration on this type of story with some elements of a Haunted House story thrown in. "Blackstone" makes for an excellent read, and should definitely be high on your list if you ever wanted to see a mashup of "The Shawshank Redemption" with "The Amityville Horror".
I loved the opening-how Blackstone was described like a medieval castle-that image made me get in gear towards castles being haunted. A.k.a. Expect the prison to be haunted too. I expected suspense and horror, and definitely got it. The author was great with dialogue; the conversations and body language was entertaining and it was pretty realistic for a setting like this. The questions, paranoia, arguments, accusations, shock value helped provide knowing when the characters' minds started playing tricks on them.
I feared for everyone's safety, and I enjoyed how the twists revealed themselves at the end. I also enjoyed the group dynamic. Everyone was pretty much strangers, except Sully and Janet (fraternity twins who hadn't seen each other in a long time).
It was cool the way everyone was skeptical at first but finally started to realize ghosts were real (that the town rumor surrounding Blackstone wasn't just a myth). The spirits were relentless in messing with the humans.Read more ›