Author Rating: B+

The Dead Fathers Club (read 11/14/09) recommended

When I first started reading this, I was a little put off by the fact that it is written without the usual capitalizations, quotation marks and other punctuation, but once I settled in I lost my small irritation, and in fact made the experience feel quite cozy which was important because the story itself, told from the point of view of a ten-year-old boy, is really quite sad.

Philip’s dad has died in a car accident as a result of his brakes failing and his ghost turns up, telling Philip that it was his uncle Alan who did it and Philip has to kill uncle Alan.

The characters are compelling and the story will keep you riveted until the end.