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The story of a mysteriously murdered young woman and the men whose lives she taunts beyond death is described as a “brain-twisting Bizarro noir hall of mirrors”. The audiobook, performed by Bahr and a talented team of actors, (Kerr Seth Lordygan, Jeremy Broomfield and Cody Goodfellow) brings added dimensions to her evocative prose. Using gorgeous music, jarring fx, and cun The story of a mysteriously murdered young woman and the men whose lives she taunts beyond death is described as a “brain-twisting Bizarro noir hall of mirrors”. The audiobook, performed by Bahr and a talented team of actors, (Kerr Seth Lordygan, Jeremy Broomfield and Cody Goodfellow) brings added dimensions to her evocative prose. Using gorgeous music, jarring fx, and cunning sound manipulation, it's a lush and unusually engaging presentation.


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The story of a mysteriously murdered young woman and the men whose lives she taunts beyond death is described as a “brain-twisting Bizarro noir hall of mirrors”. The audiobook, performed by Bahr and a talented team of actors, (Kerr Seth Lordygan, Jeremy Broomfield and Cody Goodfellow) brings added dimensions to her evocative prose. Using gorgeous music, jarring fx, and cun The story of a mysteriously murdered young woman and the men whose lives she taunts beyond death is described as a “brain-twisting Bizarro noir hall of mirrors”. The audiobook, performed by Bahr and a talented team of actors, (Kerr Seth Lordygan, Jeremy Broomfield and Cody Goodfellow) brings added dimensions to her evocative prose. Using gorgeous music, jarring fx, and cunning sound manipulation, it's a lush and unusually engaging presentation.

30 review for Haunt [audiobook]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    I have had this one on my tbr for a while now and when I saw that it had an audible companion, I snatched up the audio. It was the first time I used the Whispersync function, switching back and forth from reading to listening. It worked surprisingly well and I kind of dug it. Laura Lee Bahr pens a weird one here. Shifting narrative perspectives, timelines and story threads - this should have been a total mess. It wasn’t. From the lead character “You” to a ghost, to an investigative reporter in l I have had this one on my tbr for a while now and when I saw that it had an audible companion, I snatched up the audio. It was the first time I used the Whispersync function, switching back and forth from reading to listening. It worked surprisingly well and I kind of dug it. Laura Lee Bahr pens a weird one here. Shifting narrative perspectives, timelines and story threads - this should have been a total mess. It wasn’t. From the lead character “You” to a ghost, to an investigative reporter in love with a dead girl, this one is part horror/mystery/thriller. The summary describes it as “a tripping-balls Los Angeles noir, where a mysterious dame drags you through a time-warping Bizarro hall of mirrors.” Not a bad description, but I almost didn’t read it because it sounded too “weird”. I wouldn’t categorize it as Bizarro at all, as that is sometimes a turn off for me, but I will say that it was very strange...in a good way. Sometimes during that audio I would switch to the text version and see how exactly it was formatted on the page. It must have been challenging for the narrators at times, however, they pretty much nailed it and managed not to stumble over some of the more unique writing formats. Well done and highly entertaining. I enjoyed this one a lot and am glad I finally gave it a shot.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Danger

    Haunt is a novel that twists both the conventions of narrative and time into a colorful and kaleidoscopic knot. It is a mystery that begs to be unraveled: a ghost story and a crime noir and a dark romantic comedy, all rolled into one. The prose here is relaxed, yet razor-sharp. The story is engaging, even at the breakneck speed it is told, beckoning you like a spirit itself to travel further into the maze - even when you are aware that each hallway you are about to enter is full of booby traps. Haunt is a novel that twists both the conventions of narrative and time into a colorful and kaleidoscopic knot. It is a mystery that begs to be unraveled: a ghost story and a crime noir and a dark romantic comedy, all rolled into one. The prose here is relaxed, yet razor-sharp. The story is engaging, even at the breakneck speed it is told, beckoning you like a spirit itself to travel further into the maze - even when you are aware that each hallway you are about to enter is full of booby traps. Fun and freaky and totally unforgettable. I loved this book, everything about it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    M.P. Johnson

    Smart, Exciting, Totally Unique Ghost Story This book is smart in a way that is sort of baffling - not because I don't get it, but because I totally do. There's no pretension. It's super readable. It's smartness isn't in the use of big words. It's not trying to be experimental for the sake of experimentation. Yet it does experiment. It breaks new ground and messes with perspective and chronology in a way that doesn't take away from the fact that it's a page turner of a ghost story at its core. I' Smart, Exciting, Totally Unique Ghost Story This book is smart in a way that is sort of baffling - not because I don't get it, but because I totally do. There's no pretension. It's super readable. It's smartness isn't in the use of big words. It's not trying to be experimental for the sake of experimentation. Yet it does experiment. It breaks new ground and messes with perspective and chronology in a way that doesn't take away from the fact that it's a page turner of a ghost story at its core. I'm keeping this on the bookshelf to read again soon.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Michael Adams

    Interesting chronology-hopping alternate-reality switching bizarro crime-drama ghost-story romance. The convoluted structure made things a little hard to follow along with at times, though the prose was lyrical and melodic throughout.

  5. 4 out of 5

    G. Brown

    You Don't Know What This Book Is. You don't know why you bought this book. (I met Laura Lee Bahr, but you didn't, so why did you buy it? It's a mystery.) You start reading this book. You don't know what it is. But you can't put it down. It's like being led by the nose. It's like being in love. You keep reading in hopes you can figure it out. But then you give up trying to figure it out, because there is no way to figure out magic, and you just enjoy the ride, enjoy being led by the nose. The book You Don't Know What This Book Is. You don't know why you bought this book. (I met Laura Lee Bahr, but you didn't, so why did you buy it? It's a mystery.) You start reading this book. You don't know what it is. But you can't put it down. It's like being led by the nose. It's like being in love. You keep reading in hopes you can figure it out. But then you give up trying to figure it out, because there is no way to figure out magic, and you just enjoy the ride, enjoy being led by the nose. The book smells great, by the way, so you don't mind. Once all is said and done, it's one of your favorite books ever. If you are ever remotely cool, that is. So, if you are even remotely cool, you should buy this book. And then you have the excuse that I told you to buy it, and you won't have to wonder so much.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ezra Werb

    HAUNT fits into my favorite category of art: It's unlike anything I've ever read before. Not just the story itself, but the way it's told is so unique. Some of it is in third person, some in second person ("You" are one of the characters) and the narrator has such an original voice. The only thing I can compare it to is: If Kurt Vonnegut adapted a David Lynch movie. So if you dig Lynch or Vonnegut or any artist who takes risks, definitely read this. The narrative is non-linear, but the theme of de HAUNT fits into my favorite category of art: It's unlike anything I've ever read before. Not just the story itself, but the way it's told is so unique. Some of it is in third person, some in second person ("You" are one of the characters) and the narrator has such an original voice. The only thing I can compare it to is: If Kurt Vonnegut adapted a David Lynch movie. So if you dig Lynch or Vonnegut or any artist who takes risks, definitely read this. The narrative is non-linear, but the theme of death/life is brought out beautifully. By the end of the book, you feel like you've been haunted. That's a good thing, btw.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Pedro Faria

    My new favorite book. Review to come.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jack Stark

    DNF @ 60%. I couldn’t get invested in these characters.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Easily one of the more innovative and entertaining audiobooks I've listened to. The production team makes use of multiple actors, sound effects and music to enhance the listening experience. And the story is bonkers in the best kind of way. Easily one of the more innovative and entertaining audiobooks I've listened to. The production team makes use of multiple actors, sound effects and music to enhance the listening experience. And the story is bonkers in the best kind of way.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Grant Wamack

    Earlier this month I started a wonderful novel by Laura Lee Bahr titled Haunt published by Fungasm Press. Think The Others meet The Sixth Sense, but these comparisions are too simple. They don’t do this book justice. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill “I’m a ghost but I don’t know I’m a ghost story.” It’s so much deeper than that. Seriously, Bahr’s rhythmic prose and deep characterization gave me nightmares (the good kind). “You” work at an office job with a girl who you doesn’t realize is dead and h Earlier this month I started a wonderful novel by Laura Lee Bahr titled Haunt published by Fungasm Press. Think The Others meet The Sixth Sense, but these comparisions are too simple. They don’t do this book justice. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill “I’m a ghost but I don’t know I’m a ghost story.” It’s so much deeper than that. Seriously, Bahr’s rhythmic prose and deep characterization gave me nightmares (the good kind). “You” work at an office job with a girl who you doesn’t realize is dead and haunting your apartment. And to make matters worse, one of your co-workers is romantically involved with this ghostly chick and its tearing your world apart. Time shifts sporadically and the character perspectives shift as well. I have no idea how Bahr pulls off 2nd person point of view one chapter and 3rd person point of view the next. All I know is she pulls it off flawlessly. Cerebral, trippy and heart-breakingly good, Haunt is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year and I’m not sure what else can knock it off the pedestal in my mind. This is one of those rare novels I’d go to the top of a mountain and wave around like a mad man, telling people to buy this book until my vocal cords give out. Here’s to hoping Bahr is working on another novel.

  11. 4 out of 5

    David Barbee

    Reading this book is a big long dive into a dark abyss. You'd better be ready for it. Because "Haunt" is a mindbender. It's a weird whirlwind that your sanity might not survive. It's a ghost/noir story set in L.A., following the destinies of three characters (two living and one dead) as they circle one another likes sharks, waiting for some gruesome end that's bound to come from wherever you're not looking. Like any good murder mystery, there are twists and turns, but there's also stretching. Onc Reading this book is a big long dive into a dark abyss. You'd better be ready for it. Because "Haunt" is a mindbender. It's a weird whirlwind that your sanity might not survive. It's a ghost/noir story set in L.A., following the destinies of three characters (two living and one dead) as they circle one another likes sharks, waiting for some gruesome end that's bound to come from wherever you're not looking. Like any good murder mystery, there are twists and turns, but there's also stretching. Once Laura Lee Bahr pulls you into her yarn, the twists become sharper and crazier, and just when you think your brain can't keep up, Bahr stretches that grey matter just a few inches more. "Haunt" is a tale that plays by its own rules, mixing the solid plotting and character arcs of a noir with the surreal and weird dread of a ghost story, and the quality of the story plays in perfect time to its uniqueness. I could have likely been a play or a movie, but it's a book. A book that I loved reading.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Karl Fischer

    Somewhere between poetry, CYOA, and ghost story, this novel is a scrappy, badass mutt of genre fiction. While its plot is purposefully ephemeral, converging on or departing from multiple storylines at once, it never let's go of the reader. Finishing most chapters is like waking up from a profound dream. Bahr takes you down elaborate pathways, allowing glimpses of the characters as they might be, as they could or should be, then rips you away to some other tragedy, some new development. Glorious Somewhere between poetry, CYOA, and ghost story, this novel is a scrappy, badass mutt of genre fiction. While its plot is purposefully ephemeral, converging on or departing from multiple storylines at once, it never let's go of the reader. Finishing most chapters is like waking up from a profound dream. Bahr takes you down elaborate pathways, allowing glimpses of the characters as they might be, as they could or should be, then rips you away to some other tragedy, some new development. Glorious futures are extinguished, perilous downfalls are buried over, and it's all so fleeting; hilarious at times and melancholy at others. If any of this makes the novel sound lackadaisical or wishy-washy, perish the thought. Multi-dimensional mindfuckery and ghosts may not be your cup of tea, but "Haunt" is not a slacker and the ending (the final one) is damn-near perfect.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Folschinsky

    I love this book. It really does mess with your head, but in a fun way.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jake

    I’m not sure if I even liked this book but I’m fascinated by it. I’ve never tried bizarro fiction. It’s not a genre that appeals to me. But when I saw this on a list of weird crime novels from the irreplaceable CrimeReads.com website, I figured I’d give it a chance since I love LA noirs. I went in with low expectations, knowing this isn’t the kind of thing I normally read. And while I don’t have a desire to try more bizarro fiction, I really enjoyed the writing of Laura Lee Bahr. She’s got excelle I’m not sure if I even liked this book but I’m fascinated by it. I’ve never tried bizarro fiction. It’s not a genre that appeals to me. But when I saw this on a list of weird crime novels from the irreplaceable CrimeReads.com website, I figured I’d give it a chance since I love LA noirs. I went in with low expectations, knowing this isn’t the kind of thing I normally read. And while I don’t have a desire to try more bizarro fiction, I really enjoyed the writing of Laura Lee Bahr. She’s got excellent prose and while I had no idea what was going on half the time, even to the end, I still couldn’t wait to read it because she’s so talented. When you’re tossing out comfort for the sake of turning pages, that’s when you know you’ve found a good writer. Trying to summarize this is impossible but I guess it’s kind of about a woman who committed suicide in a bathtub in Los Angeles. She’s perhaps famous. A journalist is trying to write about her. A third guy, whose perspective is written in the second person, lives in her old apartment. And there’s a bunch of wacky, hallucinatory stuff that happens. Or maybe happens. Or doesn’t happen at all. Reading this reminded me of Roger Ebert’s glowing review of Mulholland Drive: “The movie is hypnotic; we’re drawn along as if one thing leads to another–but nothing leads anywhere, and that’s even before the characters start to fracture and recombine like flesh caught in a kaleidoscope. Mulholland Drive isn’t like Memento, where if you watch it closely enough, you can hope to explain the mystery. There is no explanation. There may not even be a mystery.” That totally explains this book. It’s like reading a novelized David Lynch screenplay written by a competent author. I don’t know if I’d recommend this to anyone but if you are indeed curious, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Horror DNA

    A trip. No, not the kind you take when you go somewhere, but something so cool, powerful, and out of the ordinary that it feels like an hallucinogenic drug experiment. Sitting down with some friends and having a beer at a nice bar is cool. Stepping out of that same bar five hours later after imbibing prodigal amounts of alcohol and running into a shoeless transvestite with a French accent that's running away from a naked, pistol-waving dwarf with a large unicorn tattoo on his chest and is scream A trip. No, not the kind you take when you go somewhere, but something so cool, powerful, and out of the ordinary that it feels like an hallucinogenic drug experiment. Sitting down with some friends and having a beer at a nice bar is cool. Stepping out of that same bar five hours later after imbibing prodigal amounts of alcohol and running into a shoeless transvestite with a French accent that's running away from a naked, pistol-waving dwarf with a large unicorn tattoo on his chest and is screaming about the end of days? That's a trip. Laura Lee Bahr's Haunt is a ghost story with bizarro elements and a noir soul thrown in. In other words, the book is a trip. You can read Gabino's full review at Horror DNA by clicking here.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    No. Just no. This book had so much potential, and would have be excellent in the hands of the right author. The characters are blah, the twists are just confusing, nothing is answered or explained, the ending was a massive disappointment. I wanted to love this one so much, and I really expected an epic tale considering the reviews. Now that I have finished it, it feels like many (if not all) of those amazing reviews were just people being polite and giving a leg-up to a friend. There is no way I No. Just no. This book had so much potential, and would have be excellent in the hands of the right author. The characters are blah, the twists are just confusing, nothing is answered or explained, the ending was a massive disappointment. I wanted to love this one so much, and I really expected an epic tale considering the reviews. Now that I have finished it, it feels like many (if not all) of those amazing reviews were just people being polite and giving a leg-up to a friend. There is no way I would ever recommend this book to a friend... or just any person in general. And, in the future, I will pay more attention to the amount of reviews a book has. If there aren't enough reviews, and/or those reviews are too good to be true, then it IS too good to be true.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    What a disappointment. I don’t know what I was expecting, but certainly I thought it would be something spookier. The chapters are really short and so the book feels too fragmented for me. Originally, it was a choose-your-own-adventure story. In the end, the author just removed the choices, so you read both possible outcomes for each situation. Honestly, I don’t see how reading both results is entertaining at all. It was just confusing and didn’t allow me to care about the characters (plus, I ha What a disappointment. I don’t know what I was expecting, but certainly I thought it would be something spookier. The chapters are really short and so the book feels too fragmented for me. Originally, it was a choose-your-own-adventure story. In the end, the author just removed the choices, so you read both possible outcomes for each situation. Honestly, I don’t see how reading both results is entertaining at all. It was just confusing and didn’t allow me to care about the characters (plus, I hate cheating characters). At some point, I just wanted to reach the ending and move on to another novel.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cooper

    Laura Lee Bahr has left a spectre to haunt my mind.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Haunt could easily be described as an anti novel. It takes pride in not existing in just one genre. The strength of Haunt is in the writing itself. Bahr has a gift for creating a story that takes the reader on a journey that doesn't follow routine story telling. If you love books that break new ground this is a book that you will no doubt devour, and come back to just see if there's something you may have missed. For those that like books that follow routine story telling are going to find this Haunt could easily be described as an anti novel. It takes pride in not existing in just one genre. The strength of Haunt is in the writing itself. Bahr has a gift for creating a story that takes the reader on a journey that doesn't follow routine story telling. If you love books that break new ground this is a book that you will no doubt devour, and come back to just see if there's something you may have missed. For those that like books that follow routine story telling are going to find this frustrating, but that's okay. At its core is a narrative that flows well and you feel as if you're a part of the story even at its most confusing, but in the end everything comes together. The question is how do you review a novel like this? You can only talk about its brilliance and how it's a ghost story with enough twists and turns to give you whiplash. Each character is well thought out and interesting so that when the narrative shifts you don't get bored. All of these characters have some connection to each other and the narrative itself is what makes the story so unique. Haunt may be described as a bizarro novel but it's more than that. It's a well written anti-novel that takes the reader for one hell of a ride. You won't find a novel like this because it's original and groundbreaking. If you like your novels deep and beautifully written, then Haunt is a novel you should read. When people tell you that genre fiction is dead, they're lying and Haunt is proof that it's alive and well.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jorge Fernández

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Michael Allen Rose

    I have a thing for experimental forms. From Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves to Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper, nothing gets me more excited about a book than when I see strangely placed columns, random font changes and blacked out sections that contribute to the overall thematic power and weirdness of a literary work. I like to think my love of meta-fiction and the trappings thereof were fostered in my youth with the Choose Your Own Adventure Series. Those books allowed the reader I have a thing for experimental forms. From Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves to Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper, nothing gets me more excited about a book than when I see strangely placed columns, random font changes and blacked out sections that contribute to the overall thematic power and weirdness of a literary work. I like to think my love of meta-fiction and the trappings thereof were fostered in my youth with the Choose Your Own Adventure Series. Those books allowed the reader to choose directions and actions at certain points of action within the narrative, which led the protagonist (ostensibly, the reader) toward either victory, or (much more frequently) their untimely demise. In her debut novel Haunt, author Laura Lee Bahr explores the form of Choose Your Own Adventures but like Samuel Beckett cutting sound or lighting or actors from his plays, Bahr subverts the form by removing the element of choice. What do you do, as the hero of the story, when those vital choices are wrenched away from you and you’re forced to live each of the possibilities in a schizophrenic pastiche of probability? There are three characters of note in Haunt, all of whom are given plenty of time to shine. Simon is the dashing (sometimes) insane (sometimes) journalist who may or may not be involved in the mysterious death of me (Sarah) the ghost haunting your (Richard’s) apartment. There’s also a couch (which is yours, but did you bring it inside? Or did you leave out in the cold? Or did you do both? Or neither?) What’s under the cushions? Who is that singing? And what happened to Sarah to make her dead? This is a rare novel that brings up far more questions than it answers, but Bahr uses tricky plotting and exciting prose style to pull you along through the mystery without question. Haunt is not a book you’re allowed to read at your own speed. It controls the action, it controls the urgency, and it controls your mind. I loved the experience of paranoia creeping in as I read this late at night (culminating in a chapter that consists of only one single line, which I will not do you the disservice of ruining here. Suffice it to say, you’ll know it when you come to it). Haunt is sexy and playful while still fitting nicely into the land of the supernatural campfire tale. It’s evident that Bahr has a strong background in film and theatre from reading her prose, as the dialogue is tight and the character studies are extremely well drawn. The best part about that is that once these characters have been established, Bahr pulls the rug out from under the reader and traps us inside a puzzle without a solution. I believe that everyone who reads this will come away with slightly different ideas about what really happened in that apartment, and whether they did the right thing (even though they may or may not have been able to change anything at all). A strong debut and a great, fun, eerie read by a fantastic young author. Highly recommended!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Petra

    My original Haunt audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer. First off, Haunt was totally different from anything I’ve ever read or listened to before. I am not really confident I can write an appropriate review for this. To start with, I am actually not sure I “got” it, if in fact there is anything to “get”. It totally messed with my head. At 15% through, I was considering giving up because I was so baffled, but the writing style and the narration were so good, I had to My original Haunt audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer. First off, Haunt was totally different from anything I’ve ever read or listened to before. I am not really confident I can write an appropriate review for this. To start with, I am actually not sure I “got” it, if in fact there is anything to “get”. It totally messed with my head. At 15% through, I was considering giving up because I was so baffled, but the writing style and the narration were so good, I had to keep going. However, I had to stop doing the usual activities one does when listening to audiobooks to focus simply on listening. I am really glad I did because by the half way mark, I was totally hooked. Haunt is the story of three people, two male and one female. It’s a story about a spirit (or a ghost?) and the mystery surrounding its death. It’s written partly in third person perspective and partly in the second person, so You are involved. And You are given some choices (kind of). It’s not chronological, so there are shifts in time and there are also shifts in perspectives. Sounds like chaos? Amazingly, the author, Laura Lee Bahr, really pulled it off, and the less I tried to figure it all out and the more I just went along with it, the more I enjoyed it. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, there was some sadness, there was some romance (kind of), there was mystery. It was mind bending. Haunt is categorized as Bizzaro Fiction and won the 2011 Wonderland Book Award for Novel of the Year. It’s Laura Lee Bahr’s debut novel, and she narrates part of the audio book herself. She’s a great writer, and she was also a brilliant narrator. The male narrators sounded very similar to me. They were excellent, no complaints at all, but I kept wondering whether voices that were a bit more distinguishable would have eased my confusion at times. There were no issues with the quality of the production. In fact, this was one of a few productions where I thought the sound effects and music were a useful addition rather than an annoyance. I’ve never listened to an audiobook twice before, but I intend to with this one after I’ve got hold of a copy of the Kindle edition first (this would have been great as a Whyspersync). I don’t think Haunt is a book for everyone. There’s strong language and some sex scenes. But if you are willing to try something that is completely different, totally surreal, dark but also really humorous, then you are in for a unique ride with this one. Audiobook provided for review by the audiobookreviewer.com

  23. 5 out of 5

    David Agranoff

    Haunt is a strange and beautiful LA noir that feels to me like a lost David Lynch movie with just a hint of dark supernatural underpinnings. First conceived as a very adult choose your own adventure novel Bahr does amazing things with the plot of this novel using the various choices that you as the reader might consider and showing you the various paths this story takes. Told mostly in second person “you” are different shades of the main character at times working in a office, at times running to Haunt is a strange and beautiful LA noir that feels to me like a lost David Lynch movie with just a hint of dark supernatural underpinnings. First conceived as a very adult choose your own adventure novel Bahr does amazing things with the plot of this novel using the various choices that you as the reader might consider and showing you the various paths this story takes. Told mostly in second person “you” are different shades of the main character at times working in a office, at times running to the Caribbean to be a beach bum musician but mostly you are interested in solving the suicide of Sarah, who you believe who died in her apartment. Why so interested? She haunts you. Might be the woman of your dreams, and worst of all she is dead. This novel won the bizarro writers association’s wonderland award for best novel and it deserves it because it is indeed like reading your way through a hall of mirrors. It is a cool looking and formatted paperback that adds to atmosphere of the novel. Laura Lee Bahr has a strong and unique voice that drips off these pages. Thankfully the universe put her in a friendship with Splatterpunk legend John Skipp who was the right champion for this book. As bizarro as this book is it very likely would have left most publishers scratching their heads. There is a part early in the novel about the haunted nature of a typewriter and the sound of it clicking away. I loved that passage, that reminded me of my childhood hearing my mother’s typewriter clicking away. There are creepy moments, and laugh out loud moments. A great reading experience for anyone who likes to have a strange trip.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay

    It's not very often that you read something that is completely unique. The concept of a whodunit isn't new, but the way that Bahr tells this story is. It's completely postmodern and nontraditional and draws on the literary canon but leaves you on unstable ground the whole way through. If you want another formulaic story in 3 acts, this isn't it. If you want to be gripped and fascinated in a quick fun read, this is what you are looking for. I'm not saying it's a perfect book, but for a debut nove It's not very often that you read something that is completely unique. The concept of a whodunit isn't new, but the way that Bahr tells this story is. It's completely postmodern and nontraditional and draws on the literary canon but leaves you on unstable ground the whole way through. If you want another formulaic story in 3 acts, this isn't it. If you want to be gripped and fascinated in a quick fun read, this is what you are looking for. I'm not saying it's a perfect book, but for a debut novel, it's pretty outstanding. Very few debut novels have left me wondering how it was written, the other recent one that comes to mind is World War Z (in a very different way). I am surprised more people aren't reading and talking about this little gem. I'm looking forward to Bahr's next book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This book is so original. I have never read anything like this, and really have no idea how to explain it! It messes with your mind, it's confusing, and at the same time you can't stop reading. As the story progressed, and I stopped thinking about it too much, it started to make more sense. The uniniqueness isn't in the story, it's in how it's told. The chapters switch between 3rd person, and 2nd person point of view. Which would be a mess in a lot of books, but somehow works in this one. I feel This book is so original. I have never read anything like this, and really have no idea how to explain it! It messes with your mind, it's confusing, and at the same time you can't stop reading. As the story progressed, and I stopped thinking about it too much, it started to make more sense. The uniniqueness isn't in the story, it's in how it's told. The chapters switch between 3rd person, and 2nd person point of view. Which would be a mess in a lot of books, but somehow works in this one. I feel like this book is meant to be experienced in audiobook form. The storytelling would lose something in written form. I enjoyed this bizarre book, and I definitely recommend the audiobook version if you want to check it out! I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This book is so original. I have never read anything like this, and really have no idea how to explain it! It messes with your mind, it's confusing, and at the same time you can't stop reading. As the story progressed, and I stopped thinking about it too much, it started to make more sense. The uniniqueness isn't in the story, it's in how it's told. The chapters switch between 3rd person, and 2nd person point of view. Which would be a mess in a lot of books, but somehow works in this one. I feel This book is so original. I have never read anything like this, and really have no idea how to explain it! It messes with your mind, it's confusing, and at the same time you can't stop reading. As the story progressed, and I stopped thinking about it too much, it started to make more sense. The uniniqueness isn't in the story, it's in how it's told. The chapters switch between 3rd person, and 2nd person point of view. Which would be a mess in a lot of books, but somehow works in this one. I feel like this book is meant to be experienced in audiobook form. The storytelling would lose something in written form. I enjoyed this bizarre book, and I definitely recommend the audiobook version if you want to check it out! I was provided this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Garrett Cook

    http://bizarrocentral.com/2012/02/20/... http://bizarrocentral.com/2012/02/20/...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sam McCanna

    loved everything about this, from the characters to the story structure, brilliant.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ryan O'connell

    I listened to the Audible version of this, superb performances really made this great story an awesome listening experience.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tone

    Clever ghost story set in the most horrible location conceivable, the modern office. I'm disappointed that the choose your own adventure elements were down played, but it happened for a good reason. Clever ghost story set in the most horrible location conceivable, the modern office. I'm disappointed that the choose your own adventure elements were down played, but it happened for a good reason.

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