Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cinema of Shadows By Michael West

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press, LLC (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983740208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983740209

Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace.
The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business...and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana's most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight...until now.

Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

(From the Back of the book. I thought this was an awesome description)  

My Thoughts:
To set the mood, I was excited to read this one as I love horror stories. Especially one with blood, gore and ghosts. One Day I was sitting reading this book in my car and someone knocked on my window and I literally screamed. My first thought was that it is the little girl wanting me to take her home. This was a classic horror tale, It had all the elements to make it a horror story one I could enjoy.

One Thing I really enjoyed was the characters they were all interesting and engaging. It is hard to make characters in a horror novel interesting and get you to care about them because honestly you never know what is going to happen. 

The Cinema itself was an awesome setting. I loved the description of the beautiful old grand theater the way a theater should be. It made me what to grab a camera and explore the place.
I love the adventure that the characters went through. I love the tale of Kim and Tyler it is so fluid and wonderful. 

The author writes people well. Especially the wide range of characters that existed in this book. I really liked that Professor Burke had a reason to be interested in parapsychology, it made it more real and believable.

I would highly recommend this book to Older Teens and adults. I enjoyed this book greatly and look forward reading some more by this author. I am so glad that I read this book in October it set the mood for the whole month. I will say this it is a fast read but it is for sure a great terrifying (in a good way) read. 

I give this one 4.5 Stars out of  5.

 This book can be bought at all the usual places and is available in print and e book versions. On The Publisher website there is a limited about of Hardcovers that are signed and comes with lots of extras.

Barnes and Noble


Seventh Star Press

Want to know more about the author you can find him here:

Michael West

Trailer for Cinema of Shadows


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