Top positive review
4.0 out of 5 starsEngaging read
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 15, 2015
To readers: ghost radio is about a young man Joaquin who has his own radio show whose callers share their own supernatural experiences. These calls are peppered throughout the storyline. Joaquin begins experiencing everything his callers relate as if he's there experiencing it with them, the lines of reality begin to blur. He visits a priest's resident to sort out who has been prank calling him from that phone #, gets into a brawl, and leaves the priest unconscious. When he returns, the priest is savagely stabbed to death and every person and animal appears to have disappeared suddenly. He questions if an atom bomb went off and if he's losing his mind. He ends up finding his way back home and people and animals mysteriously reappear which Joaquin has an even harder time explaining. This is but one example of how reality begins to play "tricks" on him, feeling tortured and hopeless. His best friend growing up was in a tragic accident, and Jaoquin still feels his absence keenly, but it's when Jaoquin starts feeling his best friends vengeful presence that he becomes even more upset. His reality is in a constant flux so that the history he knows can change at any instant, but he isn't privy to the new reality's history he's been inserted into. Keeps you wondering if he's crazy or what.
To the author: obviously really enjoyed reading this diamond in the rough. The peppering of ghost stories was absolutely wonderful but interfered with the flow of the story and I had to remember what was going on before the ghost story. The flashback towards the end to Jaoquin and Gabriel's hospital stay where we learn they listened to a program called ghost radio was a great addition but it was difficult keeping track of all the different things happening at that time to Jaoquin in addition to a flashback. Overall very nice job, I look forward to another engaging read!