A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts Review

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts' plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface--and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

Title:A Head Full of Ghosts
Edition Language:English

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  • karen

    paul tremblay interviews me, or "me" here: https://thelittlesleep.wordpress.com/...this book is about a fourteen-year-old girl named marjorie, her eight-year-old sister merry, and the events leading u...

  • Matthew

    I rarely give one star reviews. I am sure Paul Tremblay is a nice guy, but after two of his books, I cannot stand him as a writer.The story in this book was silly and contrived. The characters were bl...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This book blew me away. I might have to come back and alter my review because I'm not entirely sure how to process this book.All I will say about the plot is it revolves around the Barrett family and ...

  • Rebbie

    I didn't know whether to give this book 5 stars or 1, so I'm meeting in the middle.Yes, it scared me. In fact, it's exactly 2:41 am and I'm awake because of this book. And I have to pee, but I'm too s...

  • Richard

    I was pretty surprised by how forgettable this one was. It's one of the more popular horror novels this year, and the premise (about a young girl named Merry witnessing her family dealing with the pos...

  • Char (Tacky Genre Buff)

    3.5 stars!I enjoyed this novel of possession/psychological horror/reality television, but I didn't out and out love it. It's almost impossible to tell you why without spoilers, but I'll try.  Here's...

  • Janie C.

    I had high expectations for this novel. I had read Paul Tremblay's collection of short stories, In the Mean Time, earlier this year, and I greatly enjoyed it. A Head Full of Ghosts exceeded my expecta...

  • Greg

    This is a kind of weird experience. Granted it’s not the first time that Karen has popped up in a book as a character (I can think of two others), but this is the first time that she appears quite a...

  • Blake Crouch

    I'll keep this short and sweet: one of the best horror novels (maybe the best) I've ever read. ...

  • Jack Tripper

    I've never been big on possession/exorcism stories. The whole notion strikes me as...silly, somehow. As an avid horror fiction fan, I can buy into all manner of nasty creatures and supernatural phenom...