Monday, November 21, 2011

Book Review: The Pumpkin Man

This is the first John Everson novel I’ve had the privilege to read, folks.  I’m currently kicking my butt for waiting so damn long. With The Pumpkin Man, John Everson has created a new urban legend, one I really like. 

When the decapitated bodies of missing children start being found scattered throughout a little northern California town, all hell breaks loose. People have no idea what to do until someone notices something really odd. Carved into the pumpkins at a local man's roadside pumpkin stand are the missing children's face screaming in agony at the exact moment of death. The town's folk put two and two together and take matters into their own hands only to find out that maybe, just maybe they weren't as smart as they thought they were...

This is the perfect novel to read when you’re beginning to get the Halloween bug at the end of summer. The author’s love of the season shines through with Jack-o’lanterns, Ouija boards, witches, spooky houses with hidden passages and other assorted supernatural goodies. Mr. Everson’s style is easy to read and very personable. If you’re looking for a really good horror novel to read next, pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble or download on your e-reader. You won’t be sorry.

Rating: 7.5