Review: SuperGhost by Scott Cole

This book is so perfectly warped!



Super Ghost by Scott Cole

Published November 2019

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Source: Received for Review Consideration
Mad Science, Phantom Limbs, Giant Monsters, and Ice Cream! Darren Legend is a former construction worker who's lost his right arm. Michelle Mayfair is a former Olympic runner who no longer has her legs. And Dr. Griffin Rains wants to talk with both of them. He's a "phantom limb therapist"... who may also be a megalomaniacal mad scientist.

When Dr. Rains assembles a giant ghost-monster from the phantom limbs he's stolen from hundreds of amputees, the city is in for the most bizarre nightmare it's ever seen. And it's up to Darren and Michelle, with the help of a few friends, to stop Rains and the strange terror of the SuperGhost!

This newly-revised edition of Scott Cole's bizarro/sci-fi/horror novella also features a brand-new prequel short story, "The Science Fair".


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This was such a weird novella but weird in the best of weird ways. It was the perfect book to choose to forget about the world for a few hours. It’s pure madness, really, and if you need some of that in your life you won’t be let down.

Dr. Rains is a scientist but he’s not your average scientist. He’s a mad scientist! Think Re-animator’s Herbert West mad. If West was messing with phantom limbs and giant ghost monsters and had nothing but revenge on his warped brain, that is!


I’ve been having a hard time focusing on reading these days like most of us. I typically pick up a book and read for ten minutes and find myself distracted by everything else and going back to reread the last few pages after I’ve realized my mind has wandered away from me and that is just the worst thing. And yes, run-on forever sentences are my forte. It’s why I read books and don’t write them. But that start/stop thing didn’t happen with this book. I plopped myself in a chair outside and read from nearly beginning to end in one fell swoop until I had to go in because I was cooked like a lobsta. Granted it’s only 140 pages or so but STILL. This is an accomplishment for me.

Super Ghost is pure fun and it made me laugh so many times. The humor is on the sarcastic side, especially the character of Michelle. I loved her voice. She really spoke to me. She becomes a patient of Dr. Creepfest after hurling insults at him. She’s wary but she is in so much physical pain that she reluctantly agrees to let him perform his “experimental” treatment on her missing limbs. He promises to end her pain. For FREE! Uh oh!

Darren is the other main character. He’s lost an arm and Dr. Demento accosts him with his promises to fix him up good with his “Phantom Zapper”. Darren is not so easily swayed but Dr. Creepfest thinks no means” sure, why not?” And things get wild from here.

This book is nothing but gleefully ridiculous lighthearted fun. There are monsters and body horror and humor. It’s all there and it’s feeling fine! Go get yourself a copy and have a laugh. You deserve it.

4 1/2 out of 5

Scott Cole is also the author of the crazy bananas book Triple Axe which I reviewed here.



Comments

  1. Mad scientist. Ghost monster. Who could resist this? :D

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  2. Mad scientist stories are so fun. Good review!

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    1. Thank you! I need to read more of them. This one was such a joy.

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  3. I'm thrilled you had so much fun with this. It's on my list and I can't wait to read it!

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    1. I think you'll love it! I hope you get to read it soon.

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  4. I don't really read the bizarro type books so maybe not for me. Luckily I'm having fun reading Paddington so I'm not short of laughs! Glad you had fun with this one though.

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    1. This one read more like a straight up zany horror novel than a bizarro title so you might like it!

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  5. and ice cream? i love off the wall books and this sounds like a good one
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. How fun! This does wound weird but you're right - we kind of need ridiculous fun right now.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yep, give me all of the ridiculousness right now. I want it all!

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  7. Weird is totally good and I love it when there's some humor thrown into books. We could use more humor right now!

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    1. Yeah, I'm definitely taking the humor wherever I can find it.

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  8. Oh my gosh this sounds like a trip. I love the sound of the humor too. And it's a novella- cool! I like a good short read these days. This sounds fun...

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