Saturday, January 25, 2020

Random Things Tours - The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue


Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for Samatha Henthorn's The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue.

TITLE: The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue 
AUTHOR: Samatha Henthorn
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
PUBLISHED DATE: October 2, 2019

FROM GOODREADS: 

The house on Curmudgeon Avenue should be happy now, the nincompoop residents have all met their sorry ends. 

But they haven't quite left... 

Now that a new family move in, can the house find peace? 

Or are the ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue going to interfere with the goings-on, romance and dramas that new residents bring? 

MY THOUGHTS:
So this book is actually the 4th in the series and having not read the first three, it was mentioned that it could be read as a standalone novel.  However, I think because this was my first introduction to the characters, I was a tad confused at times and it might have enjoyed the overall reading process a little bit more if I was more familiar.

When the book opens, the reader is introduced to Edith, Edna and Harold, who all all dead.  In fact, they all died at the same residence, of accidental different causes, on the same day.  On top of that, Edith doesn't even know she's dead and she's becoming quite perturbed that no one at the funeral, her funeral in fact, will acknowledge her.

The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue goes on to pull the reader into a quirky and zany tales of the previous and new inhabitants of the residence complete with gossip, paranormal activities and aging musicians.  Oh, and did I mention the narrator of the story is the house?  This aspect definitely makes the book unique.

So overall I liked the quirky and zany characters even if I did have some issues with the names which I am sure is just a personal things - Toonan, Harry the Bastard, Zandra, Patchouli, Wantha and Baby Emma-Fidelity to name a few.  The book kept my attention and was zany and quirky enough to work. 

I received the book as part of the blog tour and in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: 3 PAWS



FROM THE AUTHOR: "I live happily in Bury near Manchester UK with my fabulous husband and wonderfully gorgeous grownup daughter, two cats and one dog. I have been writing full time since 2014, I write every day, I read every day, so we more than likely have loads in common.

I currently have seven books available on Amazon. My genres are comedy-drama and historical fiction. I enjoyed writing them, you will enjoy reading them, promise!

My credentials are, I used to be a registered nurse, but had to accept early retirement due to my health. I participated in a two year creative writing course at a local library. I am partway through a Creative Writing and English Literature degree."

14 comments:

  1. Those names are a bit on the crazy side, but this sounds like a lot of fun😁

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    1. They are but the more I read it, the more they added to the book.

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  2. If I didn't know I was dead that would irritate me too. This sounds good.

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  3. Thanks for the blog tour support xx

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  4. Thank you, I really appreciate this xx

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  5. Well, this sounds interesting. I don't think that I have read anything from a house's point of view. Great review!

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  6. The house as the narrator? That is different. :)

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  7. what a fun cover. glad you enjoyed it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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