Sometimes two words can make a jaded horror reader sit up straight.
Ghost is one, Dinosaur is another.
Have you ever heard a more beautiful combination, a sweeter symphony of syllables.
If “Ghost Dinosaur” doesn’t make you go squeeee and shake your fists in excitement, I don’t know how to help you.
Anyway, that’s the focus of Luke Dumas delightful new novel, The Paleontologist. It’s a story about a haunted man, a creepy museum, institutional intrigue, murder and GHOST GODDAMN DINOSAURS!!
We talk about all of that and lots more, including humour in horror, how far a book can stretch a reader’s empathy, and why privilege is such a complex issue to tackle.
But yeah. Also Ghost Dinosaurs.
The Paleontologist was published 31st October by Atria Books
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