Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review: Jimmy Stone’s Ghost Town

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Book Review: Jimmy Stone’s Ghost Town

About the Book
For Jimmy Stone, life in “Boredsylvania” has been pretty tough. His mom’s died, his dad’s completely checked out, and he spends his days running from the Coogan Boys, the local bullies. It isn’t long, however, before “Boredsylvania” gets a lot more exciting. With his new friend, David and his dog, Trex, by his side, Jimmy discovers that the woods beyond his backyard hold the key to a world he could never even imagine. Soon, he ends up in Ghost Town, where he’s greeted by his ghost guide, Gasp, and receives an ominous prophecy.
“Seven things you must find.
One thing for each day.
Seven things you must find.
Or else they all will pay!”

Suddenly Ghost Town becomes as scary as it sounds, and Jimmy Stone realizes that he’s in way over his head.

About the author:
Scott Neumyer has ten years experience in online marketing and publicity and has spent the last three years as a media buyer for a major national film distributor. He has a BA in English and Cinema Studies from Rutgers University. Like many of us, Scott is also a pop culture junkie, and he’s still suffering withdrawals as a result of the cancellation of great shows like Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngel, and Veronica Mars. His top ten favorite films of all time change daily but always include The Silence of the Lambs, Il Conformista, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Once Were Warriors. A Jersey Boy through and through, Scott also loves everything Kevin Smith touches (and, yes, that includes Jersey Girl).

My take on the book:
From the very beginning of this story you get engrossed in the story of Jimmy Stone's life. As a reader I came to find myself wanting to know more and through the great descriptive nature of the writing style of the author you are able to see in your mind's eye what the story looks and feels like. Because of this the book is a quick and wasy read. The book is exciting and sets up the reader to want to have more, thus opening the door to sequels that will surely come in the future. 

Overall, this was a great book and one that I would highly recommend to all. Though it is written for young adults, I found myself enjoying it and know that other adults will find it an enjoyable read as well!

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