Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009 book 222

Jonathan Carroll's The Ghost in Love
When this came out a year or so ago, it got great reviews and I checked it out of the library, but never got around to reading it b/c the description made it sound like a dead dude was chilling, in love with his ex girlfriend, a la The Lovely Bones. Then an awesome friend recommended it to me and so I gave it a shot, and realized I had a totally skewed perspective on what it was actually about. Which is: a few people are supposed to die, and don't, and one of them is this guy Ben Gould, and the Angel of Death sends a ghost (Ben's ghost really, but Ben is still alive) to watch him and figure out what's going on, and the ghost is in love with the girlfriend, and there's a really great dog, and things get totally metaphysical. So, a pretty good read! A-.

1 comment:

Christina said...

This book confused me and I still don't know how I feel about it, but that doggie was awesome!