Posts Tagged ‘fun’

26th March
2009
written by Steph
The ghost was in love, but I was more "in like".

The ghost was in love, but I was more "in like".

Twenty pages into reading The Ghost in Love, I realized it was not going to be at all the kind of book I was expecting, but rather than being disappointed by that, I was actually kind of stoked, because even if the book was totally defying my expectations, it was doing it in the best possible way.  I had expected a little bit of the otherworldly – the book does have the word “ghost” in the title after all – but I hadn’t expected it to be quite so fantastical, and also so, well, funny.  For some reason, I thought the book would be more somber and aching in its tone, but the tone was far lighter and wittier than I thought it would be.  Don’t get me wrong, there were moments in which Carroll writes some beautiful descriptions of love and memory and it’s all very lovely, but he’s also got a sense of humor, and I like that too. (more…)