Brian Keene (novel), William M. Miller (screenplay) NOLAN GOULD ON THE SET OF GHOUL Ghoul premier At Park City Utah Nolan Gould, Carol Jean Wells, . Written by: Matthew J. Barbour Brian Keene has written a lot of books. The narrative of Ghoul focuses on three 12 year old boys and their. Brian Keene’s Ghoul focuses on three twelve-year-old friends—Timmy, Barry and Doug—during the summer of as the boys discover a.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ghoul by Brian Keene. Ghoul by Brian Keene Goodreads Author. Timmy Graco is looking forward to summer vacation, taking it easy and hanging out with his buddies. Instead his summer will be filled with terror and a life-and-death battle against a nightmarish creature that few will believe even exists.

Timmy has learned that the person who’s been unearthing fresh graves in the cemetery isn’t a person at all. And it’s after Timmy and his friends. If Timmy hopes to live to see September, he’ll have to escape the.

Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ghoulplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 25, Jonathan Janz rated it it was amazing. To avoid becoming monsters, we must be aware of how profoundly our programming affects us. There are two scenes in GHOUL that brjan me up at night, neither of which deal with the actual ghoul which was extremely scary. The scenes involve a young man named Barry, and… …and it might be time for you to stop reading if you want to remain unspoiled.

I mean, I’ll try not to get TOO specific, but to make my point…yeah. Minor or, arguably, major spoilers. The first scene involves the three boys and th To avoid becoming monsters, we must be aware of how profoundly our programming affects us.

The first scene involves the three boys and their kefne on a very ill-tempered and aggressive dog. Timmy the protagonist and Doug gleefully give meene dog his comeuppance, but Barry takes it a step further. It left me sleepless. The denouement of the book is even more haunting. In fact, it’s probably my favorite Keene ending.

It’s my favorite because it had integrity. It was–and yes, I’m using this word to describe the resolution of a contemporary horror novel, because some horror novels are far more than what most people give them credit for being–important.

It was important because we need to be aware of what we’ve been exposed to and conditioned by in our formative years. Unfortunately, there are an awful lot of people who don’t think about these things. But we know there are. And that’s why I love the ending of this book.


Brian Keene is known for a lot of things. Suspense, violence, a wry sense of humor. But what calls me back to his books the most compellingly is emotion.

At first I felt desolate. Then I felt angry. Soon after that, I felt blessed that I had escaped my own programming, or at least suppressed it enough to treat my own children better than my biological father treated me. Resolve to continue to call out abusive behavior when I see it.

Resolve to continue seeking the truth in my own stories. And that’s why it’s important. View all 17 comments. Mar 21, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it Shelves: Somebody was watching them. A figure crouched atop a tombstone twenty yards away.

Brian Keene ‘Ghoul’ Review

The darkness hid its ekene. This is my first Brian Keene novel. Right from the opening chapter of this novel things get violent, although to be fair, there is a bit of a plateau in the middle.

I appreciated the fact that the author manages to tell a lot of story in not so Somebody was watching them. I appreciated the fact that the author manages to tell a lot of story in not so many pages.

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This novel contains all the setting- kdene character building you would expect, in just a little more than pages. Something that often pops up in these horror tales that take place in the 80s, is the nostalgia factor, and this author has it down pat.

The hard rock musical references also appealed to me, because I recognized all of them and it brought home some fond memories. Light wisps of mist curled around the bases of the tombstones and trees.

The moon seemed frozen overhead, brina and full, offering radiance, but no warmth. The creature of the title is not the only vile character in the book, and the behaviour of the adults in the story notably towards their own children is every bit as reprehensible.

This is a theme that Keene builds on as the novel progresses. A cemetery will of course always be a pretty creepy setting for a story and Keene obviously capitalizes on that. And above all else, it was ravenous. I read one specific passage to my wife, who asked me to stop. One of which being what the Ghoul has in store for his female victims. Fortunately, this particular aspect is never described in any detail, only strongly hinted at.

I enjoyed Ghouland it could easily have been a 4-star or even a 5-star read, but in my opinion the ball was fumbled towards the end. The final showdown was a bit of an anti-climax and, well, just a bit bland and not very scary.


Behind him, something squealed bhoul a monstrous, enraged pig.

View all 7 comments. Jul 18, Jacob J. As we all know, there is this patronizing line people use when they are ashamed of liking something. Oh that Camus and his sanguine romps! But my point is easily understood, I think, and probably well advertised. Brina situations as well, because although I reject or am at least limitlessly skeptical of any supernatural explanations of events, even as a useful theory, I am not detached from the frightened glee of childhood when something mysterious happens, or when we swear to God that we saw kedne monster lurking about.

That is the sort of affection I gjoul for this novel, and the writer over all. Who among us has not consulted their comics and accumulated imaginative bestiaries for interpretational guidance in strange goings-on? Some aspects of a couple of the young characters were certainly not as typical e.

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This keeme a coming-of-age tale I know, but it really is. I loved revisiting that adventurous-cum-slightly-mischievous spirit, which was so appropriately and reverently implemented the likes of which are degraded by shows like Ghost Hunters and Monster Quest. Literal monsters, societal monsters, inner monsters; they will eventually devour it all. View all 5 comments.

Aug 26, Eleven rated it did not like it. Brian Keene is like a generic version of my favorite splatterpunk authors. Guys like Laymon, Ketchum, and Lee have such distinctive voices I can almost guess the author identity after reading a few random pages. Reading Kewne makes me guess the author could be anyone. The writing is dry, flat, and ordinary. No offense to everyone who disagrees. View all 4 comments.

Nov 22, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: There are all kinds of monsters in here The human ones can be just as bad, or even worse. It could have been horribly exploited like a lot of this kind of thing often isbut it was not.

Apr 02, Bill rated it it kwene amazing Shelves: Am I ever glad I gave Brian Keene another shot. I had read The Rising a few years ago and although there were several typos in that publication, it was still a very gripping read. So now a colleague of mine had been ripping through his books and told me that Ghoul was awesome.

Well yeah, it pretty much was. It seems that Keene is channeling Stephen King with his nostalgic depiction of three 12 year-old buddies, and he does this quite well.