3-Star IHIBRP Book Review for “A Ghoulish Good Time” by Alan Zacher - IHIBRP 3-Star Book Review

May 11, 2019

 

Twists & Turns Await In This Trio Of Ghostly Tales!

 

“A Ghoulish Good Time” by Alan Zacher contains a trio of macabre tales that focus on regret and loneliness, life and the afterlife, and the relationship between human beings and their Creator.

 

Danger awaits Detective James Hurts in Zacher’s fast-paced, primary story, “Hurt’s Revelation“, when a malevolent entity haunts a broken down hotel where a string of seemingly random and inexplicable murders and suicides occur with increasing regularity.

 

“This Time” is a twist on the biblical story of Genesis wherein Lucifer rises to power as the savior of humanity instead of Jesus until the First Family (Adam and Eve) fight his armies of minions, including giant Nephilim, to save humankind.

 

In “So Now You Believe Me?!”—the 3rd tale in this collection, a 55-year-old man, who has accomplished little in his life, is hired as a Private Investigator and soon finds he and his mother are up to their necks in vampires.

 

Zacher injects plenty of twists and turns, creativity, uniqueness, and suspense into his stories as he dishes out dollops of monsters, mayhem, and dark humor. His story collection has the potential to standout in the horror/dark humor genres… with some simple corrections. For readers who take notice of grammatical errors, “A Ghoulish Good Time” may prove to be a living nightmare. Zacher’s writing is plagued by a host of writing issues, including dangling sentences, repetitive phrases, and limited vocabulary. In addition, the author inserts past tense for present, selects incorrect homonyms, and misspells common words, leaving any discerning reader shaking their head in frustration and wondering why such a great collection of horror tales was not professionally edited, or at least proofread by an individual with a sound writing background.

 

This horror collection contains adult language and violence. Certain homophobic slurs which appear in the first story, “Hurt’s Revelation“, might be seen as offensive or insensitive by certain individuals. This book is age-appropriate for readers 15 and up with some parental guidance suggested.

 

Note: Amazon defines a 3-Star rating as “It was ok”. A 3-Star rating is a neutral rating—It means a book (or product, to be more general) is, in the reader’s eyes, adequate—This is how I rated this story due to the issues cited in my review. In essence, Amazon review ratings are subjective and express a reader’s personal taste and opinion about a book or product—One which is formulated by an individual and may or may not necessarily represent another reader’s opinion. In the end, whether a one agrees with my rating of this item or not, I highly encourage you to either mark my review as helpful or leave your own review.

 

Find “A Ghoulish Good Time” by Alan Zacher on Amazon & Kindle here.

 

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