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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You feel the dried page against your finger and hear a subtle crack as you gingerly turn it. In the dimly lit room you smile coyly to yourself. The keen is well-worn; others have held it before you and felt the petty thrill of the horror contained in its pages.

Two-time Bram Stoker winner Brian Keene has written over forty novels as well as writing comics and the occasional piece of journalism. And some of those are the people around them. In Ghoul Brian Keen took a simple premise and layered briam characters though out to create a novel about the loss of childhood to the realities of the world around us.

Barry and Doug are each victims of separate types of child abuse that are still rampant within our society today. The ghoul is not the first monster they encounter, merely the most easily defined.


The ghoul in the novel, while horrendous and frightening is also the only monster the boys are able to confront. The novel begins with a note from the author, giving the reader insight into how personal this story is to Keene. Brixn sense of his own childhood seeps through each scene with the boys.

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He frequently name-drops books and authors that clearly influenced him and many readers will place these without effort. What could seem tacky and cheap works here because of the authenticity in its presentation. The only real weakness of the novel is a few characters briam are presented slowly—with great backstory—but that are clearly meant to be Ghoul fodder.

While it is necessary in horror fiction to set up these elements, Keene takes a little longer than necessary. The story of Timmy, Doug and Barry in the summer of is a worthwhile read. It is his understanding and presentation of the realities of human interaction that allows him to create plausibility in the context of a fantastic story recounting a living Ghoul beneath a graveyard. Ina film version of Ghoul directed by Gregory M.


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