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Monday, December 8, 2014

Long Black Coffin by Tim Curran [3.5 stars]

The Long Black Coffin is a '67 GTO. A street-eater and a life-taker. Like an open grave, it's hungry for death. Vic Tamberlyn committed suicide in it. His son Kurt asphyxiated in it. Johnny Breede, Kurt's best friend finds out there is much more to the car than meets the eye. Haunted by the ghost of a sadistic girl who may not have been wholly human, can he find answers before it's to late?

I bought this book for two reasons. First I love Tim Curran, his books are usually wonderfully weird and creepy. Second it was compared to Christine, my favorite haunted car. While Long Black Coffin wasn't much like Christine it was a good book. The story moved at a quick pace. It had parts that made me laugh out loud and some parts were cringe worthy.

A quick and enjoyable read, not my favorite work by Tim Curran but definitely worth your time. I would give it 3.5 stars