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"An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional." -- Kirkus Reviews "Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It's quite a feat for a first-time novelist and certainly worth your time." -- Misanthropester "GHOST BULLY is a fun paranormal "An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional." -- Kirkus Reviews "Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It's quite a feat for a first-time novelist and certainly worth your time." -- Misanthropester "GHOST BULLY is a fun paranormal romp that balances witty humor with genuine heart." -- IndieReader When choosing a new home, Jonah Preston never signed on to have a ghost as a roommate. Jonah knows the previous owner of the house killed himself there but doesn't think it will be a problem--he's just happy to own a new home and begin a new chapter in his adult life. It ends up being an incredibly short chapter. When Jonah wakes up dead, he knows exactly who is behind it. The house's previous owner, Willard Hensch, is unhappy with its new occupants and has been making his presence known. Like, really known. The newly deceased Jonah finds his purpose in life and finds himself at odds with a supernatural army. Will he be able to save his friends from a graveyard full of ghosts and an ancient evil? Find out in this paranormal comedy set in the freakish underworld of Austin, TX!


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"An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional." -- Kirkus Reviews "Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It's quite a feat for a first-time novelist and certainly worth your time." -- Misanthropester "GHOST BULLY is a fun paranormal "An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional." -- Kirkus Reviews "Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It's quite a feat for a first-time novelist and certainly worth your time." -- Misanthropester "GHOST BULLY is a fun paranormal romp that balances witty humor with genuine heart." -- IndieReader When choosing a new home, Jonah Preston never signed on to have a ghost as a roommate. Jonah knows the previous owner of the house killed himself there but doesn't think it will be a problem--he's just happy to own a new home and begin a new chapter in his adult life. It ends up being an incredibly short chapter. When Jonah wakes up dead, he knows exactly who is behind it. The house's previous owner, Willard Hensch, is unhappy with its new occupants and has been making his presence known. Like, really known. The newly deceased Jonah finds his purpose in life and finds himself at odds with a supernatural army. Will he be able to save his friends from a graveyard full of ghosts and an ancient evil? Find out in this paranormal comedy set in the freakish underworld of Austin, TX!

30 review for Ghost Bully

  1. 5 out of 5

    Brian Corley

    Wow. It's like this guy wrote the story I'd been thinking of reading for months—years even. Seriously, I've read this book more than any other in my life, you should buy it! Wow. It's like this guy wrote the story I'd been thinking of reading for months—years even. Seriously, I've read this book more than any other in my life, you should buy it!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    This is a fun read - no it’s not scary at all - well I didn't think so, but funny yes, I don’t think I actually laughed out loud but I can’t deny it amused me a lot and I certainly smiled often. It was a really easy read with a very relaxed style of writing, very light hearted and the whole thing flowed well. Although nicely done it is not some great work of art, it’s not beautiful in any way and is often childish/blokey in its humour, I find that stuff amusing so I’m ok. Sometimes it’s good to This is a fun read - no it’s not scary at all - well I didn't think so, but funny yes, I don’t think I actually laughed out loud but I can’t deny it amused me a lot and I certainly smiled often. It was a really easy read with a very relaxed style of writing, very light hearted and the whole thing flowed well. Although nicely done it is not some great work of art, it’s not beautiful in any way and is often childish/blokey in its humour, I find that stuff amusing so I’m ok. Sometimes it’s good to have some cheap escapism which this is perfectly. This is the story of ghosts and what people do when they become ghosts, some interesting ideas all told in a very entertaining way, with plenty of slapstick for good measure. I found I could really relate to Jonah, our protagonist too so that helped. He and his best mate Max remind me of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - similar ish humour, if you like them you’ll like this. My only disappointment was the ending, it wasn’t terrible but it was a little too neatly done for my liking, too nice and not actually funny. I’m going to give this 4*/5 but I am rounding up from a 3.5+/5.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dezieroze

    Enjoyable I really liked this book. It is very entertaining and enjoyable. I didn't want to put it down. Thanks for sharing your imagination with us. Enjoyable I really liked this book. It is very entertaining and enjoyable. I didn't want to put it down. Thanks for sharing your imagination with us.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mandilynn

    Jonah Preston is pretty happy with the purchase of his new house. That is, until his new neighbor informs him there was a suicide in the home prior to his purchase. To top it off, he finds this out on moving day! The ghost of the previous tenant is not too happy as it is still his home and he liked it quiet and peaceful. Jonah figures this out pretty quickly when he wakes up dead and knows the ghost of Willard Hensch is behind it. As a new chapter in his (after)life begins, Jonah befriends angel Jonah Preston is pretty happy with the purchase of his new house. That is, until his new neighbor informs him there was a suicide in the home prior to his purchase. To top it off, he finds this out on moving day! The ghost of the previous tenant is not too happy as it is still his home and he liked it quiet and peaceful. Jonah figures this out pretty quickly when he wakes up dead and knows the ghost of Willard Hensch is behind it. As a new chapter in his (after)life begins, Jonah befriends angels, confronts demons, and fights his way through the underworld of Austin, Texas. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The funny part is that while reading this, I already pictured it as a movie. I know it would take a ton of special effects and have to be pretty high budget, but I can really see it. The humor through out was great and had me chuckling quite a few times. I envisioned Jonah's roommate, Max, as comedic actor Tyler Labine. So if this actually ever does get picked up as a movie, and anyone other than Tyler is cast to play Max, it'll be the wrong choice, I'm telling you. Okay, my movie visions aside, this book was a lot of fun. There are some entertaining pop culture references thrown in here and there, some outright mentioned, and others are hinted, but aren't hard to figure out. I love the friendship dynamic between Max and Jonah as well as the quick bond formed between the group of psychics (or Psy-Kicks) that they end up working with through the mjaority of the book. There are a lot of other fun characters that are introduced, my favorites being Dee Dee and Jeremy who are architectural designers. The writing is great and reminds me of some sort of cross between the Hulu series Deadbeat (featuring Tyler Labine - heh heh) and the television series Dead Like Me with a little Reaper television series sprinkled in at the end. Overall, I definitely recommend this book!

  5. 4 out of 5

    AYLA HARPER

    This book was hilarious at least through 7 chapters. It did take a turn that I was not expecting and however went into a whole different direction then I had anticipated. It's not a bad book but it's also not one that I would consider on my top 10. The description of how everything played out was great and very vivid. This book was hilarious at least through 7 chapters. It did take a turn that I was not expecting and however went into a whole different direction then I had anticipated. It's not a bad book but it's also not one that I would consider on my top 10. The description of how everything played out was great and very vivid.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. While I realize that this book was intended to be funny, I found it mostly tedious. There was the occasional spark of humor, but most of it read like that one friend we all have who constantly cracks jokes and only about a third of them land. I like the premise, but for the most part I was unimpressed.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Hobbins

    An amusing read. Metaphysical novel with a nod and a wink. You laugh and enjoy an adventure written entirely tongue in cheek. I got to the end and realised that the author had managed to layer in some deep musings of life and death, and I hadn't even noticed. I was entertained, and I enjoyed the ride. An amusing read. Metaphysical novel with a nod and a wink. You laugh and enjoy an adventure written entirely tongue in cheek. I got to the end and realised that the author had managed to layer in some deep musings of life and death, and I hadn't even noticed. I was entertained, and I enjoyed the ride.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Ford

    It's not exactly what you would expect It's better! I loved Jonah's travel through life, his best friend Max's interactions with everyone, and how ultimately it is a battle between good and evil, or at least kind-sorta-evil. It is a funny look at the world - you should read it! It's not exactly what you would expect It's better! I loved Jonah's travel through life, his best friend Max's interactions with everyone, and how ultimately it is a battle between good and evil, or at least kind-sorta-evil. It is a funny look at the world - you should read it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    ted talbot

    Headline This book is a fun read!! Laughter and action, enticing characters!! Do yourself a favor and read this!! Really , just read it!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lori S.

    Not bad. Could have done without the religious discussion at the 80%+ mark though. Finally finished reading this thing over a year later. Oh well.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mike D

    This first novel by Brian Corley was a delightful surprise. It is not often you come across a novel that is equal parts scary, funny and insight-fully sweet. This is one of those few exceptions. Billed as falling into the comedic horror genre this novel really delivers. Do not get me wrong this is a scary story, but it is a story with heart, soul and a well developed funny bone. The premise is just as preposterous as it sounds: two Bros buy a house where a cranky computer programmer ghost alread This first novel by Brian Corley was a delightful surprise. It is not often you come across a novel that is equal parts scary, funny and insight-fully sweet. This is one of those few exceptions. Billed as falling into the comedic horror genre this novel really delivers. Do not get me wrong this is a scary story, but it is a story with heart, soul and a well developed funny bone. The premise is just as preposterous as it sounds: two Bros buy a house where a cranky computer programmer ghost already lives that just wants them out. The battle for the house is the smallest part of the story but serves as a great gateway to the funny and poignant story within. After the initial twist very early on, the story really takes off. It is the remainder of the story that provides the largest insight into the main character, Jonah. The reader is invited to ride "shotgun" on this enjoyable road trip through Jonah's city and psyche. The abrupt shift in story line are at once jarring and hilarious. The veritable clown car of crazy characters creates a gleeful ensemble cast that will leave you with laughter bubbling up with every word. The many sundry characters within this story are the true diamond of this novel. They are the joke, but not in a forced laugh track kind of way. Ghosts, angels, demons, priests, paranormal investigators and witches are just a few of the people we meet along the way. Despite the "brohamness" of the protagonist Jonah, he is not at all un-likeable. His is a kind, innocence of youth and not the more malignant ignorance that can often be associated with this type of character. He's your goofy, right out of college little brother who still eats while standing over the sink, plays too much X-Box and occasionally uses the phrase "Dude" as a verb. Lovable and well meaning. The supporting cast, as this novel feels very much like a sit-com, is played for laughs and not developed in any meaningful way. This takes nothing away from the over all novel however, as their job is simply to provide humorous backbone for the story to build on. In particular the demon Masephson is spot on. As a lover of all things Tim Curry, I was instantly reminded of his brilliant turn as Frankfurter in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Masephson is dramatic, English for no reason and just a little scary. It is the perfect blend of comedy and power. There are a few other creative characters which serve to enhance and advance our heroes plight and overarching goodness. These characters are the perfect tent poles to hold up the general kindness of our characters actions. In a novel that is not written for character development but for story line I found them to be near perfect in their superficiality. In terms of genre this novel is an excellent example. Hard core horror fans will probably not give this book a chance as it is more funny and heartwarming and less terror and fear, however it would well be worth anyone's time. It is a quick and enjoyable read. The humor is breezy and at times belly laugh inducing. This is the Monty Python of ghost stories. It's silly, clever, quirky and thoroughly pleasurable. Being an escapist novel my only criticism would be the middle 100 pages. They are slightly too long and repetitive. As a reader I felt I was stuck in a bit of a wash, rinse, repeat cycle. There are only so many times I want to hear about mysterious meet/cutes with a hot but elusive chic. The author relies heavily on repetition to build drama and as such the story does drag in the middle. This is a minor point ultimately as the novel is a fairly quick read. The finale is satisfying and surprisingly endearing. This is the type of book even those uninterested in horror could appreciate.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Entertaining, humorous, and sometimes plain silly story that is overall an enjoyable read. Angels, demons, mortals, and both good and bad spirits provide a tale of what could happen in the afterlife if rules are not followed. Fantasy all the way. 3.5 star read. I extend thanks to goodreads and the giveaway sponsor for the opportunity to win this book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Pop Bop

    A Couple of Paranormal Books in One, All Pretty Entertaining There's a scene early on in this book in which our hero, Jonah, downloads some audible books to keep himself company. They are books by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams. That felt right, because those three seem pretty clearly to be our author's muses. And that's just swell, because you've got to start somewhere as an author and you have to think big. And this book certainly acquits itself well. It starts a little Scooby-D A Couple of Paranormal Books in One, All Pretty Entertaining There's a scene early on in this book in which our hero, Jonah, downloads some audible books to keep himself company. They are books by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams. That felt right, because those three seem pretty clearly to be our author's muses. And that's just swell, because you've got to start somewhere as an author and you have to think big. And this book certainly acquits itself well. It starts a little Scooby-Doo as Jonah and his pal move into a haunted house and try to give the resident ghost the bum's rush. Once the ghost has killed Jonah, (comeon, that's not a spoiler; it's right there in all the blurbs), we have a long segment during which Jonah comes to grips with being a ghost himself and sort of starts to get into it. Jonah finds his calling as a ghosty-whisperer for abandoned souls and everything is paranormal mellow. But you know, there's always a demon somewhere, and they show up in spades. Then it's Jonah, some ghost pals, and some alive pals versus the villainous dead. Here are the best parts - the book is funny, the hero is easy enough to root for, the afterlife is interesting without being overbuilt and overexplained, the pace is reasonably fast, and the angels and demons who show up are all deadpan funny, mercurial psychotics, and unabashed scene stealers. Make no mistake, the main appeal here, at least for me, was the witty and sly dialogue and the first person narrator's wry and knowing observations and throwaway lines. I imagine that anyone who knows Austin would like all of the local color shoutouts, and readers who like paranormal angel/demon throwdowns would especially enjoy that part, but I liked the humorous crosstalk. We get Jonah, his pal Max, the paranormal eliminators with whom Jonah takes up, and even the occasional deadpan priest. And the angels get a lot of the best lines. So, this was fun, and it was smart fun. That worked for me. (Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Charlie Vasquez

    this was the first book I’ve read by this author Brian Corley, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a gift for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there, experiencing this strange and entertaining and ‘ghostly’ world first hand. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative of anything I’ve read before, especially when it comes to any sort of ghost story. Great characters and the humorous conversations that had me shaking my head at tim this was the first book I’ve read by this author Brian Corley, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a gift for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there, experiencing this strange and entertaining and ‘ghostly’ world first hand. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative of anything I’ve read before, especially when it comes to any sort of ghost story. Great characters and the humorous conversations that had me shaking my head at times. Although it starts off well and gets right into the story with Jonah buying his first home and quickly learning that it is haunted – and then becoming a ghost himself (clever), I do think it could have used more focus and tightening, for at times it just seemed to stall out without a central goal. Seemed like there was more talking ‘about’ stuff and ideas than forward action, but is on only sometimes (more about the heaven/hell spiritual stuff and toward the beginning) and then it picks back up. Fun fighting scenes at the end and its amusing to watch Jonah’s and Willard’s relationship with each other evolve over time. Very playful and intelligent, and even sentimental - But I liked the fact that despite some deeper underlying messages, the book doesn’t take itself too seriously. I was surprised to see that this looks like Brian Corley’s first (and only) book – pretty impressive job for debut author! Recommend to fans of paranormal/humor.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Eric

    I'd say a more accurate rating would be 3.5 stars, but decided to err on the side of generosity, because it's a good read no matter how you slice it. The basic story premise, of a man who is murdered by the ghost living in his house and comes back as a ghost himself is pretty unique. Corley's conception of the Austin, TX "afterlife" (undeath?) is pretty fun as well. Jonah takes to his new state of being pretty quickly, and comes to enjoy it and find more purpose than he had in life. The cast of c I'd say a more accurate rating would be 3.5 stars, but decided to err on the side of generosity, because it's a good read no matter how you slice it. The basic story premise, of a man who is murdered by the ghost living in his house and comes back as a ghost himself is pretty unique. Corley's conception of the Austin, TX "afterlife" (undeath?) is pretty fun as well. Jonah takes to his new state of being pretty quickly, and comes to enjoy it and find more purpose than he had in life. The cast of characters is pretty memorable, particularly Jonah, Max, "Cat" and Zoe, but less prominent characters feel well realized, too. The prose is neat, tidy and gets out of the way. Not really an experience in its own right, it doesn't distract from the story, either. A few little things gang up to knock this down from a solid 4 for me. The narrative leans a little too hard on pop culture references, many of them from my own young adulthood. That's going to leave it dated pretty quickly. It also feels a bit lazy. There were also a few things that felt inconsistent to me, like perhaps the author had changed his mind about some details of the world building but didn't go back and correct earlier references. On the whole, though, a very enjoyable read. Quick, unusual and fun.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    The 411: I LOVED Ghost Bully. It took me longer than I wanted to read. It should have been read in a weekend but it took me a month. NOT because I didn't like it life got in the way but whenever I wasn't reading it I wanted to read it. I can't say that about a lot of books. Jonah is our main guy and when he and a friend realize their place is haunted everything hits the fan. Their ghost is mean. JUST mean. He friggin kills Jonah. Really?! I thought only the living could hurt us. At least that is The 411: I LOVED Ghost Bully. It took me longer than I wanted to read. It should have been read in a weekend but it took me a month. NOT because I didn't like it life got in the way but whenever I wasn't reading it I wanted to read it. I can't say that about a lot of books. Jonah is our main guy and when he and a friend realize their place is haunted everything hits the fan. Their ghost is mean. JUST mean. He friggin kills Jonah. Really?! I thought only the living could hurt us. At least that is what my daddy told me when I said I was afraid of ghosts. Willard; Jonah's ghost murder is a true bully. The rest of the book is good versus evil. My favorite parts are when Jonah learns to live with his new life after life and the witty dialogue. This coming of age book is fast paced with a little adventure, a little drama, a little suspense, supernatural, a bit of horror and a whole lot of funny. Jonah, his friend Max and the rest of the Psy-kicks made this book so worth it. I loved this coming of age story with a twist. Think Scooby Doo, Little Reaper, Ghost Whisper mixed with pop culture references. Perfect for all ages and not necessarily horror fans.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    When Jonah buys his first home, he finds it comes with something unexpected -- a ghost. And this ghost isn't up for sharing his dwelling. Jonah soon learns the consequences of thwarting the angry ghost when he's murdered in his sleep by it. He then must learn to deal with mediums, psychics, witches, more ghosts, angels and demons, as well as pondering an eternal, existential question about where he belongs. This was a fun and original take on a ghost story. It went in directions I didn't always s When Jonah buys his first home, he finds it comes with something unexpected -- a ghost. And this ghost isn't up for sharing his dwelling. Jonah soon learns the consequences of thwarting the angry ghost when he's murdered in his sleep by it. He then must learn to deal with mediums, psychics, witches, more ghosts, angels and demons, as well as pondering an eternal, existential question about where he belongs. This was a fun and original take on a ghost story. It went in directions I didn't always see coming. The main character enjoys Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams; it's clear the author has been influenced by them. While things wrap up neatly at the end, the last couple of lines seem to hint at the possibility of a sequel. Good deal. Recommended.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Ghost Bully was a fun ride from start to finish. I only found one or two chapters near the beginning to be mildly creepy. Overall, the book elicited more chuckles than chills and absolutely delivered on the unique premise. What really made Ghost Bully such a great read for me was that the world-building was on point. I think world-building is something I really care about in the books I read and I know the author has done a good job with it when I start wishing there were more books out so I coul Ghost Bully was a fun ride from start to finish. I only found one or two chapters near the beginning to be mildly creepy. Overall, the book elicited more chuckles than chills and absolutely delivered on the unique premise. What really made Ghost Bully such a great read for me was that the world-building was on point. I think world-building is something I really care about in the books I read and I know the author has done a good job with it when I start wishing there were more books out so I could spend more time in the world they created. Or if I can imagine the story working as a movie or tv show, I know it’s become real to me. All of the ghostly details were so fun and clever! It was a little bit like reading Harry Potter, where you’re given information you didn’t know you wanted, but once you have it, you can’t imagine the story without it. The world of Ghost Bully is clearly well-developed beyond the parts of it that appear in the text, which makes me excited for the possibility of there being more books. The writing itself moves along quickly, delivering joke after joke. Not all of them quite landed for me, but I can be a little slow to get the joke. Of course, the ultimate test of how much I’ve been enjoying a book is when I compare how many pages I actually read versus how many pages I meant to read. There were many nights where I meant to read a chapter before bed, but ended up putting the book down after three or four chapters because it was now super late. If you’re looking for the perfect book to tote to the beach or pass the time on an airplane, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of Ghost Bully this summer!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    An extremely enjoyable, humorous story, with lots of great characters and fantastic ideas, although it did also tend to blow hot and cold at times. A strong, highly amusing start, weak middle, impressive hellish pre-end but sadly a disappointing overly long final ending which appeared to ramble on and on. Unfortunately, I also found parts a bit too repetitive, convenient and obvious with the dialogue being quite basic and simplistic on occasion although this did also make for a nice, easy read. An extremely enjoyable, humorous story, with lots of great characters and fantastic ideas, although it did also tend to blow hot and cold at times. A strong, highly amusing start, weak middle, impressive hellish pre-end but sadly a disappointing overly long final ending which appeared to ramble on and on. Unfortunately, I also found parts a bit too repetitive, convenient and obvious with the dialogue being quite basic and simplistic on occasion although this did also make for a nice, easy read. Finally, not sure that the title Ghost Bully is really appropriate as the story was all about the hero Jonah rather than any of other more villainous participants. However, on the whole, this was still a very clever, novel idea which made for a really good, highly entertaining read. 3.8 stars.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    The life of a ghost Jonah bought his first house, but didn't realize the ghost named Willard came in it. His best friend Max moved in with him, they found out there was a suicide in the house their neighbor told them. Willard made an appearance and Jonah and Max started to believe. Then when Jonah refused to be scared away from his own house, Willard the ghost killed him. I thought the book was pretty good. I love of a ghost is an interesting idea, however, the story started to drag for me toward The life of a ghost Jonah bought his first house, but didn't realize the ghost named Willard came in it. His best friend Max moved in with him, they found out there was a suicide in the house their neighbor told them. Willard made an appearance and Jonah and Max started to believe. Then when Jonah refused to be scared away from his own house, Willard the ghost killed him. I thought the book was pretty good. I love of a ghost is an interesting idea, however, the story started to drag for me towards the middle of the book. I do think it is a well written book with an original idea.

  21. 4 out of 5

    k.wing

    Ghost Bully is the funny and interesting story of Jonah Preston, in life and in death. While living, the most exciting thing that had happened to Jonah was buying a house, and in death, the fun really began. Visiting ghost jazz clubs, meeting ghost architects, and sticking up for living children being bullied by ghosts was all in his nightly forays. That is, until he’s propositioned by a demon to lead a ghostly army. I loved the humor Brian Corley was able to achieve here, and was surprised by t Ghost Bully is the funny and interesting story of Jonah Preston, in life and in death. While living, the most exciting thing that had happened to Jonah was buying a house, and in death, the fun really began. Visiting ghost jazz clubs, meeting ghost architects, and sticking up for living children being bullied by ghosts was all in his nightly forays. That is, until he’s propositioned by a demon to lead a ghostly army. I loved the humor Brian Corley was able to achieve here, and was surprised by the different places he took the plot. The beginning was a tad slow for me, but I enjoyed the whole journey!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Irene O'Brien

    Didn't see that one coming An excellent book, with a new take on Angels and demons. Jonah is killed by the ghost of the man whose house he has just bought, he could have gone into the next life but decided to stay and help out Max his housemate. Willard is determined to rid his house of these young interlopers and ties different ways to be them to leave. Just when Jonah thinks he knows what h is doing everything changes and the Demons try to recruit him. He refused to join them and finds a means o Didn't see that one coming An excellent book, with a new take on Angels and demons. Jonah is killed by the ghost of the man whose house he has just bought, he could have gone into the next life but decided to stay and help out Max his housemate. Willard is determined to rid his house of these young interlopers and ties different ways to be them to leave. Just when Jonah thinks he knows what h is doing everything changes and the Demons try to recruit him. He refused to join them and finds a means of escape and compromise with his killer. A must read for anyone who loves supernatural stories of good verses evil

  23. 4 out of 5

    Janet Denise Ross

    GHOST WORLD SOUNDS ALMOST INVITING! 5 STARS for Ghost Bully, Brian Corley's unique and terrific read. His description of the ghost world or afterlife is extremely entertaining and I for one found it to be an enjoyable read. I felt invested in Jonah almost as if he was a close friend or relative and found I could not put this book down. This is unlike any ghost story or any ghost contact story you have read. It does discuss good or bad but it doesn't get religious heavy handed. It is just a Ghost GHOST WORLD SOUNDS ALMOST INVITING! 5 STARS for Ghost Bully, Brian Corley's unique and terrific read. His description of the ghost world or afterlife is extremely entertaining and I for one found it to be an enjoyable read. I felt invested in Jonah almost as if he was a close friend or relative and found I could not put this book down. This is unlike any ghost story or any ghost contact story you have read. It does discuss good or bad but it doesn't get religious heavy handed. It is just a Ghost story you should not miss.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    Good story I enjoyed this book. It was humorous and lighthearted. It was a good read. Jonah bought a house. Turns out it's haunted and the current occupant isn't interested in roommates. After the ghost's threats fall on deaf ears, he makes good on them and kills Jonah. But Jonah promised if that were to happen he would make Willard's afterlife miserable. Jonah succeeds... Until Willard comes back for payback. *I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. The review is my own, honest and u Good story I enjoyed this book. It was humorous and lighthearted. It was a good read. Jonah bought a house. Turns out it's haunted and the current occupant isn't interested in roommates. After the ghost's threats fall on deaf ears, he makes good on them and kills Jonah. But Jonah promised if that were to happen he would make Willard's afterlife miserable. Jonah succeeds... Until Willard comes back for payback. *I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. The review is my own, honest and unsolicited.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Casey

    Ghost Bully does a good job of slowly raising the stakes until readers find themselves immersed in a rather enjoyable action adventure. This also allows for it to earn its moments of drama. Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It’s quite a feat for a first time novelist and certainly worth your time. Read full review: https://misanthropester.com/2018/01/2... Ghost Bully does a good job of slowly raising the stakes until readers find themselves immersed in a rather enjoyable action adventure. This also allows for it to earn its moments of drama. Corley has written a novel at once local color, supernatural adventure, mild horror, and coming of age. It’s quite a feat for a first time novelist and certainly worth your time. Read full review: https://misanthropester.com/2018/01/2...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ilene G>

    An unusual and funny ghost story. Jonah moves into a house, and discovers it is haunted. The ghost is a bully who murders Jonah. Jonah discovers and enjoys he new existence as a ghost. I like the humor, and Jonah's adventures. He makes both friends and enemies. Jonah uses things he saw in movies and television to use with his ghostly powers, as he helps both the living and the dead. An unusual and funny ghost story. Jonah moves into a house, and discovers it is haunted. The ghost is a bully who murders Jonah. Jonah discovers and enjoys he new existence as a ghost. I like the humor, and Jonah's adventures. He makes both friends and enemies. Jonah uses things he saw in movies and television to use with his ghostly powers, as he helps both the living and the dead.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    The first third of this book was really hard for me to get through. The main characters are a couple of young men who behave, frankly, not too bright. There was nothing to either character that drew me in. I kept waiting and hoping for something interesting to kick in, or at least for there to be some humorous content. The story did towards the end have some good moments, but I cannot say that I really enjoyed the book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Duffy

    I honestly didnt expect much from this book. So when I started the first chapter and found myself drawn in and amused I was quite suprised! The author managed to keep the pace lively and managed to suprise me several times (not an easy task with an old bibliophile like me)! I look forward to reading more from Mr.Corley.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Trish Goodgame

    A fun paranormal story Interesting story that includes paranormal adventure, humour, good vs evil, love and friendship. The main character Jonah doesn't really start "living" until he becomes a ghost himself, when the ghost at his newly purchased home kills him. Read it to follow his adventures. A fun paranormal story Interesting story that includes paranormal adventure, humour, good vs evil, love and friendship. The main character Jonah doesn't really start "living" until he becomes a ghost himself, when the ghost at his newly purchased home kills him. Read it to follow his adventures.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Susan Quinland

    Funny but a bit awkward Witty and clever, the book bogs down about halfway through. Then it got a bit convoluted and bizarre, completely changing tone, but the witty dialogue saved it from being yet another eye-roller that never gets finished. And really, with all the perks of being a ghost, why would you choose to move on?

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