I bought the book because it was Joe Hill, who is Stephen King's son, and I was prepared to be disappointed. He has, after all, nearly impossible shoes to fill. But I wasn't disappointed!
I don't read much that really scares me, but this book was chilling. From the very first chapter, where an aging rockstar buys a ghost on a not-e-bay auction site, it simply doesn't stop. The characters of the book are believable and well-defined, and the plot is unpredictable.
One of the things I liked best was the way all the plots were interwoven. Some of the humor in it was laugh-out-loud funny and I learned alot about genetics along the way.
I can see where some fan's of his books would be put off by this one - it's very different from some of his other works. But if you can put that prejudice aside, and read it for what it is and not not as a "Michael Crichton" book, it's good!
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