Thursday, August 01, 2013

Book Review: 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts – Doogie Horner

100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts
We’re all familiar with the classic Halloween ghost – you cut two eyeholes out of a bed sheet and BOO!  You’ve created a simple, ready-to-go costume.  But what if these friendly haunts walked—erm, floated—among us in real life?  If we encountered them on a day-to-day basis, how would they look?  Writer, designer, and stand-up comedian Doogie Horner explores every sort of spook in 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts.

Inside 100 Ghosts, haunts come in every shape and size imaginable.  In addition to your “classic” bed sheet with eyes, you’ll find new faces, like mustached, no-nonsense “Undercover Cop,” a fuzzy Muppet, and Marilyn Monroe prettily posed above that famous air vent.  You’ll encounter a threadbare “Homemade” ghost with button eyes and patches, a nervous ghost with a literal knot in his stomach, and a ravenous ghost slurping down a bowl of spaghetti (where does it go?!).

100 Ghosts is a whimsical, haunting collection that shows that ghosts, like their human counterparts, can come in all different shapes, sizes, and personalities.  This fun book is a delightful gift for adults, kids, and anyone in need of a friendly fright.

3/5 stars (liked it)
I received this as an advance read from Quirk books.  I read this book in one sitting and found the pictures really silly and creative.  I also had my husband read it and my 9-year-old son read it.  I think my 9-year-old son got the biggest kick out of it.  This is a book that I will leave sitting out on my coffee table for guest to leaf through.  I think one of my favorite ghost was “Harry Potter” ghost.

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