- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Velluminous Press (September 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190560520X
- ISBN-13: 978-1905605200
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,413,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ghost Tree Paperback – September 9, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
There were so many times during the first half of Ghost Tree I almost quit the book. I kept telling myself, 'This is just not believable.' But I pushed on; reading another chapter hoping at some point the story would click for me. But chapter after chapter I would come across another area of the book that just didn't seem real.
In this story, people were reacting to this local band that had a few gigs when they were young as if they were the second coming of The Beatles. If you've read any rock 'n roll history you'd know it usually takes years of trials and tribulations for a rock band to become hugely successful no matter how good they are. It's a lot more than playing a few local gigs in some small town and suddenly 20 years later the band can easily reunite and become superstars. It was just not believable.
On a positive note, a few of the characters I found interesting. I enjoyed the priest Mike and the sweet relationship of Jonathan and his wife and daughter. Then there were a few that annoyed me and again, were just unbelievable.
Bill Deasy must have one heck of a fan club or marketing team to provide all these 5-star reviews. I feel like I'm the first person to comment that the proverbial Emperor has no clothes.
Loved the Dan Finbar Band reference to "singing his last song, one about being lost in America."
Thanks Bill! GREAT read!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a romantic story, if ever there was one. Through the music, the band members tell their story, revealing their secrets and hopes for the future.Published 23 months ago by Char
It was a great little book, certainly a story all its own. Good character development. Fairly fast moving and one I hated to see end.Published on May 19, 2013 by js33
The richness of every character residing in this story, the surprise suspense, and a new look at the practical magic of music gave me hours of immersion into the unexpected... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by ginacan2
I was unable to get into the story of reviving a defunct band sometime in the future. So I quit reading and archived it.Published on March 30, 2013 by S. Dorton
This book is an easy read, entertaining, and moving. It took me back to a different place in time when music was really something special that moved you.Published on March 18, 2013 by Nancy A Williams
A fun read for anyone wondering "What if?" What if I followed my dreams instead of doing what was expected? Lots of twists and turns.Published on February 22, 2013 by Kelly S
The author of this book has a great style and way with words. Unlike most of the downloads I have placed on my Kindle, I only found 3-4 editing errors. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Reads4fun
I read this book, loved the characters, loved the writing. The story held my interest from beginning to end. So naturally, I wanted to read all 3 books in The Finbar Trilogy. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Gloria Manchester