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PDF ☆ BOOK Life in a Haunted House ä NORMAN PRENTISS ä [PDF / Epub] ☉ Life in a Haunted House By Norman Prentiss – Gwairsoft.co.uk Brendan has always been fascinated by the low budget horror films of Bud Preston Imagine his surprise when he moves to a new town and discovers a high school classmate is the Ly moving sometimes funny and oftentimes bittersweet human portrayal of a young man trying to make sense of his parents’ divorce his place in the world and the true meaning of friendshipI can do no less than give Life in a Haunted House my highest recommendation Cemetery Dance Onli Do you remember being a teenager? Do you recall the awkwardness of talking to the opposite sex the pettiness of other teens the need to fit in and failing with every attempt the humiliation that ensues and the social clumsiness? Norman Prentiss captures all that in LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE with so much clarity you can't help but recall your own teen years Prentiss is very skilled at creating layers for the narrator that leave you wondering what is real The protagonist Brendan narrates skillfully between reality memory and fantasyBut it's than that because there are haunted houses and then there are Haunted HousesBrendan is fascinated with Melissa Preston or rather with her home and its past She is the daughter of Brendan's favorite low budget horror director Bud Preston and her home once served as the studio for his movies Prentiss expertly intertwines the budding relationship between Brendan and Melissa Brendan's love of her father's movies the relationships both have with their respective parents and Brendan's fantasiesIt's easy to let yourself get twisted up in reading this tale It will remind you so much of your own youth Prentiss will remind you that some places are haunted than others and sometimes the scariest haunts aren't the supernatural kind

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Brendan has always been fascinated by the low budget horror films of Bud Preston Imagine his surprise when he moves to a new town and discovers a high school classmate is the daughter of his favorite director Melissa Preston’s home contains exciting secrets about such strange films We all want magic of some kindLife in a Haunted House is a multi layered marvel as intricate a novel as one could hope to conjure and yet despite its carefully constructed narrative it reads as a simple coming of age story something Prentiss has long mastered Paying tribute to B horror movies and the nostalgia that children these days will never fully appreciate Prentiss plays a uite clever sleight of hand keeping our attention focused where he wants it while the real story develops around us engulfing the reader before they're aware of what's occurredBeautifully drawn characters full of heart and courage but also flawed in a way that make them real combined with an unconventional telling and unreliable narrator It all adds up to an experience you won't soon forget This is a story you won't want to end

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Life in a Haunted HouseAs THE STONE STAIRWAY and THE DUNGEON OF COUNT VERLOCK But Brendan’s film fan obsessions threaten to undermine his new friendshipbefore he can truly understand what it means to spend LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSEPrentiss continues to chart his own path through the horror genreA poignant Melancholy NostalgiaNot what I was expecting but better wonderful even A heartfelt trip through adolescent awkwardness and the nostalgia of horror film fandom Heroes are revealed to have feet of clay and ulterior motives threaten to spoil friendships in a bittersweet bildungsroman of remembrance and regret Highly recommended