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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Book Review: Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out … and then emails the clips for Ryan to see.
In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.
What i thought: This is the perfect book for the YouTube watching reader. What a great concept, combining the two medias! Before the book was even released there were tons of websites and YouTube videos available to garner interest in the book. Sites with easter eggs and conspiracy theories can be found just by googling "Skeleton Creek". It is quite amazing, really, and funny in some ways.

So, is the book worth all the hype?

If you are looking for a scary, fast-paced, thrilling and entertaining novel that will most likely keep you up at night, yes, Skeleton Creek is most definately worth all of the hype. The unique, one-of-a-kind combination of good-old-fashioned book and new, high-tech vlogs will catch interest and please even the most avid readers.

Carman puts together all of the things the readers are looking for from a novel like this (friendship, ghosts, murder, mystery, etc) and somehow finds a way to help it flow in a way only the greatest of authors can accomplish.

Both the journal entries and vlogs clearly portray the characters, especially Ryan and Sarah. Each and every word had an underlying touch of fear enough to drive the readers insane, and Ryans mysterious accident will leave readers speachless.

A great combination of everything a reader looks for, Skeleton Creek is the perfect scary, nighttime novel.

thanks for the book Pat!



Unknown said...

Man, you are so right. This book is outragious! It kept me on the edge of my "computer" seat all night long!

Totally insane!
Awesome job Patrick!

Unknown said...

Man, you are so right. This book is outrageous! It kept me on the edge of my "computer" seat all night long!

Totally insane!
Awesome job Patrick!

simply nerdy book reviews said...


I completely agree Zack!


Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought it was a good book too. In fact I have my on copie. Though I didn't get the ending, so ya their stuck in a room in the end is their going to be a 2nd book, a movie, or is that just the end? I dunno just wondering if some one could explain it to me maybe~?. Just asking....

~Roxas 965

Anonymous said...

Ya I agree....

simply nerdy book reviews said...

Oh, haha. I felt the same way, but then i asked Pat and he says that the second book is almost done.

So yes, there will be a sequel.


Anonymous said...

i think it sucks that we have to wait till October for the second book...
that is way to long...

Anonymous said...

Awesome book, it is so invigurating (spelling?). Thanks so much Patrick Carmen!


Jasper's Ego said...

I liked it so much I had nightmares.I don't know if that's a good thing.Whatever,
Thx Patrick
I love the book!


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