Ghost Radio

Ghost Radio

Book - 2008
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In this chilling first novel by filmmaker, composer, and graphic novelist Leopoldo Gout, a ghost story call-in program opens a doorway into the paranormal.

"Ghost Radio reminded me of early Stephen King. The story sticks with you long after you've finished the final page." --James Patterson

From the cramped bowels of a dimly lit radio station, Ghost Radio is beamed onto the airwaves. More than a call-in show to tell scary stories about vampires and poltergeists, Ghost Radio is a sanctuary for those sleepless denizens of the night, lost halfway between this world and the next.

Joaquin, the hip, melancholy host, sits deep in a fog of cigarette smoke, fielding calls from believers and detractors alike. He is joined in the booth by his darkly beautiful girlfriend, Alondra, and his engineer, Watts. Soon what began as an underground cult sensation is primed to break out to mainstream audiences. When a huge radio conglomerate offers to syndicate the show and Ghost Radio becomes a national hit with an expanding legion of hardcore fans, neither Joaquin, Alondra, nor Watts is remotely prepared for what is about to happen.

When Joaquin notices a curious and troubling phenomenon, he is inexplicably drawn further and further into the terrifying stories he solicits on the radio. As he slowly loses control over his reality and finds himself unable to distinguish between the real world and the world populated by the nightmares on Ghost Radio, he's forced to confront his past and his own mortality in order to repair the crumbling wall between the living and the dead.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061242687
0061242683
Call Number: GOUT
Characteristics: 353 p.
Subjects: Radio broadcasters -- Fiction.
Radio talk shows -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.

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KaiteS_KCMO Mar 26, 2019

Your appliances are out to get you.

An under-the-radar horror novel that will h ave you thinking about the airwaves and disc jockeys with a little trepidation. Joaquin is a former punk rocker hosting 'Ghost Radio,' a call-in show on Mexican airwaves. As the survivor of a deadly ar crash that killed his own and his best friend Gabriel's parents, Joaquin feels sympathy and skepticism for his callers' tales about odd hauntings and demonic encounters. And he hears quite a few creepy ghost stories during the radio witching hours. When an American producer offers a time slot for the show on a station furher north, Joaquin is forced to pick up a loose thread from his past, one invovling Gabriel's death in a horrific accident and his own personal ghost story--the one Joaquin refuses to share. Because Joaquin's ghost is angry, and vengeful, and lives in the airwaves. A deft blend of radio science, paranormal, and call-in show culture. Good midnight reading for the overnight radio host.

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