The Blurb on Other People’s Words – Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

May 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm (horror, Reviews, writing) (, , , , , , , , )

That Ghoul Ava by T W Brown

T W Brown may be known for his horror but this book (along with his Dakota series) proves that he’s no one trick pony. Yes, it does have horror elements to it, but I wouldn’t describe it as a horror story at all. To me this was dark comedy mixed with action adventure, and the horror was just part of the decor, much the way it is with zomedies – only in this case the supernatural presents itself in the form of ghouls, psychics, revenants and vampires.

I did enjoy this story, although at times it read more YA than adult with the thirty-something protagonist behaving more like a teenager rather than acting her age. The youthful silliness did add to the humour, and I don’t think it was overdone. I would have like to have seen a little more interaction between Ava and her human sidekick and a little less bickering with her professional rival, but I suspect there might be a broadening of that relationship in later stories, once both Ava and her companion have adjusted more to their circumstance.

Overall, I have to give the story high marks for content. The narrative flowed smoothly, with clean editing and realistic dialogue. Best of all, the story was entertaining and demonstrated more originality then a lot of the typical zombie/vampire/werewolf books out there. “Fun” comes to mind as the best word to describe this book, so much so that I was disappointed when the story came to an end. I’m looking forward to reading its sequel.


  1. L. Marie said,

    Is this a graphic novel or a regular text novel?

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