Chilling Thriller With A Unique Take On Ghosts. Straight up, know that this book is about a child murder – if you can’t handle that, this isn’t the book for you. For those of you still here, Dunnett does a solid job of showing the aftereffects of an unsolved child murder on the family the child leaves behind, before transitioning into a cat and mouse game to try to stop the killer before he strikes again. These elements of the story are well done, but have been done time and time and time again… and again and again and again. To the point that there is an entire genre of these types of tales, and this tale is on par with its genre mates – if you like the genre, you’re probably going to like this one, and vice versa.
What sets this book apart, really, is its take oh ghosts – how they present, what abilities they have, what they know, etc. And here, Dunnett really does a remarkable job of showing how his particular brand of ghosts could work within the overall story being told here. Overall a truly entertaining book with an intriguing take on ghosts. Very much recommended.
This review of Little Ghosts by Gregg Dunnett was originally written on May 9, 2023.
The Modern Day Master of Science Fiction Yet Again Breaks New Ground. I’ve been calling Robinson “The Modern Day Master of Science Fiction” for at least 5 yrs now due to the fact that there are few if any areas of science fiction that he hasn’t touched in some way. He’s done monsters (of all kinds). He’s done zombies. He’s done time travel. He’s done space opera. He’s done kaiju. Etc etc etc etc
And now he’s done ghosts. Robinson style.
Yet another wild ride that will make you question just how close to the brink of insanity this man’s mind gets, this book opens up with a giant explosion that someone leaves one survivor at its very epicenter… and doesn’t slow down from there. Seemingly set up for a potential short series, this one could just as easily play into an Avengers Level Event 2 that Robinson seems to maybe be building to – that will be far wilder than even his first such event, just given the nature of the characters he has created of late, including here.
Very much recommended, I can’t wait to see what this man comes up with next!