My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.42 with 36 ratings (as of 11/25/18)
“Once a writer, always a writer . . .”
What would you do if you came back as a ghost? You could finally write that novel . . .
Meet Arnold Showalter, ghost.
At night, Arnold haunts the magnificent underground Mystic Caverns of Appalachia. But during the day, Arnold becomes The Ghost Writer, the first “literary voice from beyond the grave.” …more on Goodreads
200 Word Review
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
The Ghost Writer by Damon Norko has a novel concept. The main character is a ghost. OK. I know that is not new idea but a ghost that becomes a popular writer after he has died is an interesting twist. He become the first “literary voice from beyond the grave.”
Most of us are obsessed with death and the afterlife. What is it? What happens when we die? Is there a heaven? The questions we have could take an eternity to ask all of them. Arnold Showalter is a ghost who can answer some, if not all, of our questions.
Arnold is also bitter and can not feel anything until he meets Clarisse, a fellow but much younger ghost. Clarisse can feel and makes Arnold realize the afterlife does not have to be boring.
This story shows how much we need people and is written using stream of consciousness. It tended to jump around but I felt, because the main character is a ghost, it was appropriate.
SPOILER ALERT The story does not end with everything tied up nicely with a bow. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered as if it was written to be part of a series.