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Dead Medium: Not Your Average Ghost Story by [John, Peter]
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

"Dead Medium" revolves around seventy-five year old May Elizabeth Trump's life after death. A hermit who doesn't really want to do anything with everybody else during her lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to help Penny Saunders, a woman who dies a few days before her, to solve the debt problem that she leaves behind to her daughter Chloe. With this, May eventually gets involves with a lot of people, both dead and alive, more than she likes. She is after all a dead medium who is capable of talking to the living; her ability is rare and in great demand.

Peter John is such a wonderful author with a brilliant writing skill, which makes the narration of the book somewhat nostalgic and beautiful. May Trump is truly the center of the story and makes the reading captivating and an absolute joy. Her strong, independent quality anchors the other colorful characters: Penny and Chloe Saunders, the mother and daughter with debt problem, Barbara the so-called seer who works part-time at the supermarket, the ghost George Tailor with his Soul Stalkers' theories, and even Mr. Kibbles, the ghost cat. The story itself is marvelous as well as humorous and gives remarkable insight into how the dead deals with the living world and it discusses the mystery of the other side. The ending takes a surprising turn but it ties up everything together nicely in the end. An enjoyable read and I can't wait for the author's next brilliant work.

About the Author

Peter John was born in Bromley Kent, England in 1973. He gained an interest in creative writing at the age of 14 and was published during the 1990's in several poetry anthologies. Happily Married to Jo since 1996 and currently living in Sidcup Kent, not so far from the tree.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7395 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481879103
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B000O8C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is so totally not my normal type of story that I would read. Even with that being said, I don't think I could have given less then a five just based on pure beauty. The story as a whole was almost generous in how it offered up the storytelling. Peter has a brilliant voice as and author and he brought each character to life from the moment they stepped onto the page. They each had definite and unique personalities.

I am a totally fan of any really great ghost story. Ghost Whisperer was one of my favorite shows and I happen to be watching it again. This story is sort of like Ghost Whisperer in reverse. A single ghost, May, can talk to the living and translate ghost to the living.

It is such a great story! Engaging and almost like magic, I even cried at the end. I have to say that if you are a fan of ghosts and paranormal this is the story for you. I will give a warning that this is written in UK English. Having a british husband that writes in this style I LOVED it. I wanted to hug the book when I read the language that this was brought to life in.

Once again, I highly recommend this for light reading to break up your usual genre!

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
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This well written story about a recently deceased woman who discovers she can communicate with the living, unlike her new ghost friends, is very original and imaginative; like no other ghost story I have read before! It was really fun to read. I did not want to put the book down and liked the unexpected ending. Hightly recommended!
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Dead Medium is a very good story. The author is, imo, a master story teller.
Unfortunately the work is riddled with typos, formatting, and grammar mistakes.
I had a hard time making it through the book because the errors were distracting and tiring.
But because the writer is such a good story teller, I kept coming back to it.
Imo, this story would be a masterpiece and a classic if it was properly proof read and edited.
I hope the author will consider having it properly treated some day.
And that if he writes another book, he will have it properly proofread and edited.
And that's why I gave this book 4 stars.
I've never come across a situation like this before. I think even the story itself could be made matchless with the guidance of a good editor.,
I do recommend this book. It's a really good story, well told in some places.
I stuck it to the end, and cried at the ending. It was great.
This author needs to be picked up by a good publisher. They would both do well out of it. If he has a lot of stories in him, I can see him being tremendously successful.
Good luck, Peter John.
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I don't usually read books about mediums, but this one was very well done in my opinion. Author Peter John did a great job tying all the elements together. His characterization was particularly strong, and I found the book very hard to put down once I started reading. It's a great gift for someone who is looking for a new type of paranormal adventure!
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Kept me reading I thought it was different and not predictable. A few typos which everyone finds annoying, but I have read on twitter that the autbor has had it edited and is bringing forth a new copy. I highly recommend you to read it. I believe this is a new author. I look forward to reading more of his novels. I also found a marvellous paperback poetry book by Peter John titled "wrapped up in Brown paper ". A man of many talents methinks
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Dead Medium is definitely not your typical ghost story. In all honesty, I was a bit apprehensive in reading this book because I truly don’t like ghost stories--they give me nightmares. But I’ve been recently trying to widen my reading horizons by exploring different genres of writing. When this book found its way across my desk I was a bit skeptical from my first glance at the cover, but as I started reading the first page I was hooked.

If you’re curious as to why the first page was so interesting it was simply because of the setting or I should say the storyline. The first chapter was laugh-out- loud funny. It’s also your first introduction to the main character May Elizabeth Trump or simply May. May lives alone, and is the typical old soul, literarily and figuratively. Let’s not forget ornery and pretty set in her ways, however the first few chapters of this book sets the stage for the premise of the book. As much as I’d like to tell you what happens I can’t because it would be a major spoiler alert. However, what I can’t say is what happens to May sets the story on a roller coaster ride and makes this book an ultimate page-turner.

What I can tell you is that there are dead people involved, since the “Medium” part of the book involves séances. There is love, betrayal, an inheritance and an old house. Did I mention there is a lot of wine drinking--lots of wine drinking. So you know from experience that if you give a bottle of wine to a group of old ladies that you’re really going to have some funny moments--actually hilarious situations. There are also a lot of ghosts and living people who are looking for redemption and in some cases retribution.
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