- File Size: 477 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B35462E
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- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #939,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Spook House (The Spook Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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While I have travelled extensively, I've spent my life and career in the bay area. I am a native Californian, and I love the weather and being outdoors. I need the exercise and outdoor activity to balance out the time I spend writing, reading, doing digital photography, and using Apple products and Photoshop.
I balance all of this with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which I've trained in for over 11 years, and by spending time with my family. I currently live in Campbell, California.
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Top Customer Reviews
Pros: The basic premise that The Spook House referenced could potentially happen in the future, may have already happened in the past, or could even be happening now. That alone creates a layer of horror. The majority of the characters were believable and from descriptions of their pasts were responsive in a way I would have expected. Time flowed well for the most part, and the author explained time shifts as he made them. I thoroughly enjoyed the visuals created while the characters were inside The Spook House - kept me reading 'just one more page.'
Cons: A run-through by a final editor would be helpful in tightening up the errors in writing that are evident throughout. I also found the main character slightly two-dimensional and not quite believable as a 16-, 17- or 18-year-old male. Having said that, I've never been a teenage male, so take that for what you will. There are also a couple of instances that are repeated more often than necessary in my view.
As this was gifted to me with a request for an honest review, that's what it will get. Overall, I believe it has a good running start at being a very good story with a bit more review and editing.
Why was it so bad? Nothing was believable. The military scenes stretched credulity to the point of breaking; the horror scenes did as well, even though horror (or at least supposed supernatural horror) is supposed to be beyond belief, and finally, the supernatural/metaphysical encounters did as well.
Oh, and of course there were the typical mis-spellings, and grammatical errors (your/you're, they're/their/there, etc...) but I've come to expect those at this point, and they don't bother me all that much anymore.
Happy to recommend for both a thought-provoking and entertaining read.
I am really not sure what my reaction to this book actually is or how I actually feel about it. It is well written, spooky as hell and I couldn't put it down...but some of the ideas are kinda off the wall and out there....or are they? At the beginning of the book I started to think the author had a screw (or two) loose but as the story went on I started to see his point of view. This book will really make you wonder how much we don't know about the military and their "secret missions" not to mention I have had the thought that we are all "ants in the ant farm on Gods desk" once or twice.....
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.
This is a really creative & interesting story that works well, and is the kind of reading I equate to great junk food, minus the Kcal intake: fun, sinfully good, and requires no heavy lifting to be thoroughly enjoyed. It had it's tense, nail chewing moments, but it was pretty funny too, which is an unexpected bonus. The narrative of the main character is refreshing and natural - the kind of dialogue you might expect to hear in your own head, if you were listening for it.
I also chuckled at the pun play on words of "spook" - being either something supernatural & frightening, or an old-time name for CIA secret agent operatives (cute!) although I'm not entirely sure that was intentional (if it was, genius! If no, then fortuitous!).
It could use a smidge of editting if it ever goes to print, but it's hardly enough to complain about. I both liked & enjoyed it. Check it out, it think you will too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay so the beginning the proof reader left a few errors. But that is totally forgiven now. Fantastic book. Extraordinary, fast paced, exciting, gripping, unpredictable. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Star
When I first downloaded this book, I wasn't sure how good it would be. I was pleasantly surprised. Really good.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't know what to expect. Soldiers in a haunted house? Cool! I'm game to read this one. Oh Boy! This story turned out to be far more than it let on to be. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stephen M. Collins
I am frequently impressed by the quality of writing in a book from an unknown author (or an author without a large publishing company behind them).Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a very good story. An interesting twist on the basic story. I found it hard to put down until I was completely finished. I hope there is a follow-on book.Published 21 months ago by Marcus S. Kinton
This reminded me of Cabin in the Woods, which is a very good thing. A fire team is tested in a unusual battleground.Published 22 months ago by Ron Baker
I received a complimentary copy of The Spook House in exchange for an honest review. I give the author points for originality. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steve in Scottsdale
In a haunted house with ghosts and spirits or are you? I would read a second book if there is a seriesPublished on December 28, 2013 by Angel54
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