Dark Matter: A Ghost Story - Michelle Paver Reviews
Description:ISBN 1409123782 / Genre: Horror / Author: Michelle Paver / Edition: First Edition First Impression / Hardcover / 256 Pages / Book is ... more
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Dark Matter A terrifying 1930s ghost story set in the haunting wi ...
Last Update 09.03.2014 01:11
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Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, Orion
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Customer Dark Matter: A Ghost Story - Michelle Paver Reviews (4)
by - written on 09/03/11 (Very useful, 50 readings)
It's not often I get the chance to read these days, but as my husband had recently finished this book and highly recommended it I thought I would give it a go and I'm certainly glad I did. -The Author- 'Dark Matter- A Ghost Story' is written by Michelle Paver, who is best known for writing a series of children's books (The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.) Dark Matter is her first foray into adult fiction, however if I hadn't have read the author's blurb in the back of the book, I wouldn't have been aware of this and now plan on reading her children's series as soon as I get the opportunity. -The Plot- Set in 1937, Dark Matter follows the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/07/13, updated on 16/07/13 (Very useful, 24 readings)
I don't intend to put any plot spoilers in this review - so if you want a blow by blow account of the story you will have to read it (or do what my kids do and go on Wikipedia). My view of this book is that it is one of the best ghost stories I have read for a long time. Set initially in London prior to WWII, the story introduces the main protagonist Jack and gives insight into his psyche and situation in life. He is young and conflicted - ideal fodder for psychological horror. The other main characters are also given depth and backstory before the scene moves to the bleak, dark and isolated setting of Gruhuken In Norway where the tale plays ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/02/12 (Very useful, 65 readings)
You know, I have always liked a good old ghost story. In fact I like all that is... strange and not of this world. Hell, I guess I just love horror, but good ghost stories are few and far between. Most horror you see on the bookshelves in your local bookshelf or virtual shelf on the internet are about vampires, demons, crazy dogs and such... it is quite rare you see a ghost story, so when I saw this one in Waterstones I knew I had to have it. Who is Michelle Paver? She was born in Africa but grew up in Wimbledon. She is mostly recognised as a children's author and her series of books Chronicles of Ancient Darkness are very popular. Dark Matter is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/02/12, updated on 29/02/12 (Useful, 12 readings)
I have read other books by M.P. such as Wolf Brother and the others in that series, which were all very good. It seems M.P. is a very multi-talented, as Dark Matter is just as good as these, even though the target audience and genre are very different. I won't tell you all about the story, as I don't want to spoil any of it for potential readers, but if you were considering buying this book then do. The basic storyline is that Jack and his companions take a trip to the arctic for research purposes. They arrive in the summer, when the ice is beautiful and intriguing. However, the summer doesn't last long so far north, and soon the camp is swathed in ... Read the complete review
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