Ghost Road Blues

Ghost Road Blues Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them w
  • Title: Ghost Road Blues
  • Author: Jonathan Maberry
  • ISBN: 9780786018154
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ghost Road Blues
    Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn Evil Doesn t Die The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descenWinner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn Evil Doesn t Die The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called The Spookiest Town in America It Just Grows Stronger But then a month before Halloween it begins Unspeakably desecrated bodies Inexplicable insanity And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before But this time, evil has many faces and the lust and will to rule the earth This struggle will be epic.
    Ghost Road Blues By Jonathan Maberry,

    Ghost Road Blues A Pine Deep Novel Ghost Road Blues is the first of three books written by Jonathan Maberry in his Pine Deep Trilogy This first book sets up the scene of a quiet little town that comes to life during the Halloween season The town capitalizes on the local folk lore and ghost stories. Ghost Road Blues Pine Deep, by Jonathan Maberry Ghost Road Blues is the first of a trilogy by Jonathan Maberry First novels of a trilogy usually read like an extended prologue to an overall story While this may be true with Ghost Road Blues , it might just be the greatest first novel I ve read from a trilogy Pine Deep is the most haunted town in America. Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry, Paperback Barnes May , Thirty years ago, a blues musician called the Bone Man killed the devil at the crossroads, only to be beaten and hung like a scarecrow in a cornfield or so the story goes Today, the people of Pine Deep celebrate their town s grisly past by luring tourists to the famous haunted hayride, full of Ghost Road Blues Pine Deep Trilogy Maberry, Jonathan Ghost Road Blues is the first of three books written by Jonathan Maberry in his Pine Deep Trilogy This first book sets up the scene of a quiet little town that comes to life during the Halloween season The town capitalizes on the local folk lore and ghost stories.

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    About " Jonathan Maberry "

  • Jonathan Maberry

    JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best selling and five time Bram Stoker Award winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher lecturer He was named one of the Today s Top Ten Horror Writers His books have been sold to than two dozen countries.He writes in several genres His young adult fiction includes ROT RUIN 2011 was named in Booklist s Ten Best Horror Novels for Young Adults, an American Library Association Top Pick, a Bram Stoker and Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading winner winner of several state Teen Book Awards including the Cricket, Nutmeg and MASL winner of the Cybils Award, the Eva Perry Mock Printz medal, Dead Letter Best Novel Award, and four Melinda Awards DUST DECAY winner of the 2011 Bram Stoker Award FLESH BONE winner of the Bram Stoker Award 2012 and FIRE ASH August 2013 BROKEN LANDS, the first of a new spin off series, debuts in 2018.His thrillers include The Joe Ledger Thrillers from St Martin s Griffin PATIENT ZERO, 2009, winner of the Black Quill and a Bram Stoker Award finalist for Best Novel EXTINCTION MACHINE, 2013 now in development for TV by SONY PREDATOR ONE, and others His first middle grade novel, THE NIGHTSIDERS BOOK 1 THE ORPHAN ARMY, was named one the 100 Best Books for Children 2015, with a sequel, VAULT OF SHADOWS debuting this year from Simon Schuster His standalone teen science fiction novel, MARS ONE, is in development for film by Zucker Productions and Lone Tree Entertainment His upcoming standalone suspense novel, GLIMPSE, has gotten advance praise from Clive Barker, Scott Smith, James Rollins, Heather Graham and Charlaine Harris.His horror novels include The Pine Deep Trilogy from Pinnacle Books GHOST ROAD BLUES, 2006, winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and named one of the 25 Best Horror Novels of the New Millennium DEAD MAN S SONG, 2007 and BAD MOON RISING, 2008 , as well as DEAD OF NIGHT, 2011 named one of the 25 Best Horror Novels of the New Millennium and its sequel, FALL OF NIGHT, 2014 He also wrote the movie novelization, THE WOLFMAN, 2010, winner of the Scribe Award for Best Adaptation and DEADLANDS GHOSTWALKERS, an original novel inspired by the million copy selling role playing game He has also written the foreword to a new annotated edition of DRACULA from Writers Digest Books.Jonathan and colleague 1 NY Times bestseller Kami Garcia Beautiful Creatures each wrote an X FILES ORIGINS novel for teens with Kami focusing on Fox Mulder in AGENT OF CHAOS and Jonathan telling the backstory of young Dana Scully in DEVIL S ADVOCATE.Jonathan is the creator, editor and co author of V WARS, a shared world vampire anthology from IDW, and its sequels, V WARS BLOOD AND FIRE, V WARS NIGHT TERRORS, and V WARS And he writes a best selling monthly V WARS comic A board game version of V Wars was released in 2017 and the series is in development for TV by IDW Media.He is also the editor of the dark fantasy anthology series, OUT OF TUNE JournalStone , a series of THE X FILES anthologies which launched in 2015 SCARY OUT THERE, an anthology of horror for teens and the anthologies ALIENS BUG HUNT, NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD with George Romero , JOE LEDGER UNSTOPPABLE with Bryan Thomas Schmidt and two volumes of mysteries ALTERNATE SHERLOCKS and THE GAME S AFOOT with Michael Ventrella Jonathan was an expert on the History Channel documentary series, ZOMBIES A Living History and TRUE MONSTERS And he was participated in the commentary tracks for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD REANIMATED His many nonfiction works include VAMPIRE UNIVERSE Citadel Press, 2006 THE CRYPTOPEDIA Citadel, 2007 winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction co authored by David F Kramer ZOMBIE CSU The Forensics of the Living Dead Winner of the Hinzman and Black Quill Awards and finalist for a St

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  • Three criminals arrive to Pine Deep, one of them is sinister than the rest, a wanted Killer Is that all the evil that lurks in Pine Deep No This is a dark atmospheric supernatural thriller I can see why Maberry was awarded the Bram Stoker award for this, he s a great writer really immerses you in the blood pulsing thrill, a real page turner The story plays out like an episode of Supernatural I am hooked, line and sinker He s developed a really good protagonist and characters like The Bone Man, [...]


  • I am going to be the party pooper again Many of my friends enjoyed this story but as much as I tried and, boy, did I ever try I could not fall into this book.Part of the problem was the narrator His voice was gravelly and deep and it suited some of the characters but it grated on me Sorry but it s true It s a personal thing and I know this You may love his manly voice but it didn t do it for me His female voices were nothing short of atrocious and unnatural and I am not apologizing for that But [...]


  • The last thing Billy said was, Oh, come on there s nothing out there And then two sets of bone white hands arched over the slat rails on the wagon and seized him by the shoulders and the collar and dragged him screaming into the darkness.These, the opening lines of Ghost Road Blues, or less set the tone for the rest of the novel It s a bit of a doozy, actually Maberry juggles a number of different horror conventions here, both supernatural and natural All of these converge on a single town Pine [...]


  • I should begin by saying that I like horror movies I m usually too scared to watch them completely at least when I m alone which I usually am so I hide my face behind a pillow or something, but I like them And I always liked October and Halloween and Friday 13ths This year there even is a Friday 13th in October which makes me especially happy I can t tell you exactly why The day isn t any special, as an atheist I don t really believe in magic unless we re talking about the magic of reality But [...]


  • Yeah, so this book really pissed me off Why Because I loved it, but I hate getting gang raped into reading a trilogy Given the epilogue, there is no question that this book solved absolutely none of the conflicts presented It is the first part of a trilogy and cannot stand alone as its own book So I am forced to purchase the others to read to gain even one iota of closure This is a pet peeve of mine because a book s gotta be damn good for me to invest my time in its sequels.Fortunately, this one [...]


  • Ghost Road Blues was a great book to read during the month of October, as part of my 4th Annual October Scare fest I love that spooky mood that comes along with the fall, when the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the weather cooler hopefully Although this novel was very good, and well written, I have to put in in the liked fairly well as opposed to loved or really liked category Let s talk about the stuff that didn t quite work for me I think that this story depends a bit too much on the [...]


  • I managed my expectations pretty well for reading this one I wanted regular horror and got it It s October, after all, and isn t this the season to enjoy a run of scary Or is it simply the desire to see evil as plain as day, to root for the underdogs, to gather up all the misfits and see all the jerks and the ultraviolent assholes of the world get their comeuppance Maybe a bit of both.Fortunately, there s a lot of bigger than life characters in this small town and the good guys are good pretty m [...]


  • This is the first Jonathan Maberry novel I ve read, and judging from the ratings of his later novels, he gets better as he goes.That s a really good thing, because Ghost Road Blues was pretty good.In fact, through most of this novel, I was very jacked about this guy.I had been looking over my to read list in the hopes of finding something to satisfy my October horror cravings Not only did it deliver, but it was also set around Halloween Perfect For most of this novel, Maberry drives forth with a [...]


  • Ghost Road Blues was a really bad book It was cheesy, sexist, cliche, boring and didn t even start until it set up a sequel a few chapters from the end You could read any one sentence and immediately know this book was written by a man, making the author much too visible throughout the story.The women like to faint and scream, and the men like to either beat the women or be the prince charming protector Depending on whether they re a good guy or not, and trust me, it s easy to tell because every [...]


  • This book was kind of like Diet Stephen King no calories, half the flavor Jonathan Maberry apparently scripts comic books too, and that was apparent in the melodramatic prose and the prolonged fight scenes in Ghost Road Blues.Thirty years ago, the small town of Pine Deep was victimized by a serial killer in what became known as the Black Harvest A bunch of redneck cops killed the man they believed responsible, an itinerant black guitar player known only as the Bone Man, but in fact the Bone Man [...]


  • I recently came across an author I really like, Jonathan Maberry The first book I read was Patient Zero review giveaway coming soon and I was hooked I decided to read his Pine Deep trilogy The first book, Ghost Road Blues, introduces you to Pine Deep, Pennsylvania, which is known as The Spookiest Town in America Pine Deep seems like a quaint , tourist town which thrives on the Halloween season, but it has a dark, evil history.Jonathan Maberry uses a vibrant cast of characters and amazing descrip [...]


  • When I first picked this book up I had no clue that I was up for a sweet week or saucy reading full of believable characters, little town secrets and dark nasty things slithering in the dark Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that it also had some maniacs on the loose whose souls were blacker than that of the devil buried in the muddy pit and locals who grew up torturing each other under pretense of being holy After sixty pages Jonathan Maberry became my new favorite author amongst masters of terror w [...]


  • Vote 3,5 view spoiler A Dead Werewolf Serial Killer turning Vampire into an Evil Swamps and his Evil Servants.Armed Killers arriving in town after shooting their drug dealer rivals.A nerd kid full of fantasy with a tragic prophecy on his blood beaten and abused by his stepfather.A former cop with an alcoholist past.A mayor and the ghost of his killed sister suggesting him to join her.Spooky pre halloween atmosphere in a small Pennsylvania town hide spoiler Lots of things in this first book of th [...]



  • So that was a five hundred page beginning to a greater story that I will not be reading because I am NEVER impressed by a three hundred page book wrapped in five hundred pages This was 95% domestic general violence and suspense with 5% supernatural Boo That five percent is a promise that if you read the next eleven hundred pages there will be good Boo I m going to pass Update If you as well were disappointed in this book I would highly recommend Gilchrist A Novel instead.My review of Gilchrist [...]


  • A homocidal psychopath, a religious lunatic who thinks he s Jesus, and a mechanic who beats up kids These are the instruments an evil entity uses to turn a little backwater town on its head.Maberry writes with pace and the chapters are short enough to keep you turning pages The characters are well developed and the action is suspenseful The question is whether this first instalment of a three book series does enough to get the reader to read the second book.Well, I m not exactly rushing to the b [...]


  • 5 Stars Well, wwell, well murder in a small town Kinda cliche isn t it I mean everyone writes about it, and it gives a good story I think Mr Maberry writing it, makes it a great story A nice twist on small town murder and mayhem It is about the darkness The evil that resides there The devil down the street that everyone pretends is not there People willing to live in a cocoon and pretend everything is all right We will cover it up, ignore it and it will go away No, no evil never dies, it only fa [...]


  • I was instantly addicted from the first chapter when the character called The Bone Man kills his demon, using his blues guitar epic good vs evil battles Thirty years earlier the small town of Pine Deep is tortured with murders When The Bone Man is blamed, after killing the murder, he is himself the victim of vigilantly justice The evil deed will not go unpunished thirty years into the future the horror starts again It is a visually written dream, that is done perfectly It is not overly descripti [...]


  • 3.5 I m ambivalent about the rest of the trilogy This was like something Stephen King would have written before stashing it in a drawer so he could write something better I enjoyed it but the Stoker win surprises me.


  • First and foremost, a warning.This book does not have an ending Not really I mean, it s not a cliffhanger, per se, but it s not a self contained story, either This is one of those trilogies which is really just one story broken into three parts If you read this book, and you want actual closure cconclusion, you will have to read the entire trilogy.This pisses me off.I was, at one point in the book, considering bumping this up to 3 stars, but that was entirely contingent on the ending It looked l [...]


  • I started this book and some of my friends like it When I was asked early on how I liked it I said it was okay so far but not great When I said this other readers chimed in and said, I loved this book, couldn t put down the series.Well I canrry folks If you like this I m as always happy you found a book or books you like For me this hit several of my hot buttons for dislike and finally pushed me completely away.First this is for the majority of the book a crime story with supernatural window dr [...]


  • Pine Deep, The Most Haunted Town in America We ll scare you silly 30 years ago, an evil presence was killed, but was not properly disposed of and now it s coming back with a vengeance Every day it is gaining strength and gathering souls and soon it will bring its retribution down on the town of Pine Deep.There is a lot going on in this one ancient evil, dark family secrets, betrayal, and murder, just to name a few I had no clue what I was getting into with this one Actually thought it was a zomb [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book, my first by Maberry It was very well written with terrific charecters and a creepy plot that holds you to the end and makes you want to pick the next one up right away The main bad guy, Karl Ruger, is very nasty and very funny at the same time Looking forward to reading about him in the next books Highly recommended.


  • 4.5 StarsThis is my second Maberry novel, Patient Zero being the first that I read I really enjoyed this one, and felt like I was there bearing witness to the horror and the killings This is a first rate atmospheric horror.This is a supernatural thriller that is twisted with a serial killer on the run, a former Police Officer Good Guy, mixed up in a scary backwoods town, and then scored entirely with guitar strumming old time blues music Put all those things together and then you get the feeling [...]


  • This novel seems to generate a great deal of love in horror circles, but to put it plainly, I was disappointed Perhaps my expectations were too high after all, it s well written and has a cast of likeable protagonists but it took its time in that it felt very slowly paced And for something touted as a horror, the bulk of it was like a crime thriller with supernatural undertones throughout In fact, for me, it all felt like set up for much bigger things in the latter two books in the trilogy Whic [...]


  • Had to give up half way through Maybe I wasn t in the mood for horror But I found it full to bursting with most horror tropes active today Reminded me of a made for syfy movie Which isn t necessarily a bad thing so if you re into thatI thought the writing lacked focus and I got a little lost with trying to keep all the lines separate The reason why I finally gave up though had to do with the victimization of the helpless Just not for me.


  • Yowza What an exciting book And what an intricate set up I am VERY glad that this trilogy is complete now that I am reading it I don t know that I could have waited The book was very exciting The only thing that bothered me was the book s tendency towards redundancy I suppose that a slower reader, or someone with a poor memory would not notice, or would maybe even be grateful for the reminders present throughout That aside, I am VERY interested to see where this trilogy is going


  • Excellent novel in the King McCammon horror camp Seemingly disparate multiple threads are nicely woven together eventually to bring the book to a conclusion Oops, sorry it is a dreaded series Pine Deep book and there are two novels after this, so what I thought was a nice compact little novel, isn t and nothing except the body count is resolved and even that isn t certain Well anyway, this one was good as long as you don t care what happens next.The problem is I think this is going to devolve i [...]


  • This was an awesome book The only thing that bothered me was it wasnt long enough if you ask me, I mean yeah of course it was a huge book but since I am used to reading large Books like this it wasnt enough for me and Maberry leaves you wanting as if you are in the Desert thirsting for water But I wish he had written about the Bone Man and Ubel Griswald before getting to the point where the Bone Man kills the Bastard.I would ve liked to have seen about how Griswald and Oren Morse AKA the Bone [...]


  • I would recommend this book to anyone who is already a Jonathan Maberry fan, someone looking for a well paced, suspenseful horror story This story has gore in it but is less gory than other horror novels I ve read You really learn to care about the characters I especially appreciate that, even as the first book in a trilogy, it has less of a cliffhanger ending than most series novels The beginning is kind of a slow build but the atmosphere keeps it interesting while you meet the characters I wil [...]


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