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Chimneys: A Ghost Story

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Jonah Fairchild is a 17-year-old high school senior who feels all alone in the world. His parents died when he was seven, his sister lives in New Orleans and his brother has been missing since he ran away from juvenile detention. He's also afraid to get close to any of the guys he meets—and as for love, well that’s totally out of the question.

When his grandmother dies, he
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Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published October 31st 2011 by Synclectic Media (first published October 11th 2011)
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ttg
Mar 29, 2013 ttg marked it as to-read
Shelves: m-m, ya, kindle-lendable
Free on Amazon today. (3/28/13) Not sure for how long...
Shannon Yarbrough
Dec 08, 2013 Shannon Yarbrough rated it really liked it
I love finding books the way I came across this one, the infamous needle in the haystack as we often refer to them. A reviewer had posted a review of my own book, and thanks to the joys of Amazon.com I was playing big brother and reading some of their other reviews. They had reviewed Chimneys: A Ghost Story by Christian Mollitor right before my book. I love a good ghost story so I clicked on it, read their review, read the synopsis, liked what I read and so I bought it.

Chimneys is the story of J
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Serith
Dec 16, 2012 Serith rated it did not like it
I'll be honest; I was expecting a lot more from this book. Maybe that was my own mistake for getting excited to read a GLBTQ ghost story, but it is time to throw in the towel and admit it probably won’t get any better. (Note: this means I’ll only be covering my impression from the first few chapters)

The first thing that stood out was the lack of reaction from the characters. The story begins with the main character losing his grandmother and the height of his emotions is him wondering what will
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Christopher
Mar 30, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-ya
This was such an awesome book and was such a page turner that I stayed up until 6am to finish reading it. I had to know what happened at the end! I also read this book twice, which I don't usually do.

What I really liked: the colorful description of the haunted mansion, the history and mystery behind the story (was it real or not?), the PFLAG lady at the hospital was funny!, the clever plot twists, the adventures, how the ghosts and reincarnation are tied together, and the ending (not at all what
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Neil Harries
Aug 29, 2013 Neil Harries rated it did not like it
Believable characters, well-paced storytelling, convincing dialogue and a compelling plot: all these and more are missing from Chimneys: a Ghost Story. This is, literally, the worst novel I have ever read in my life. That said, I found it to be unintentionally hilarious and thoroughly enjoyed it, but probably not for any reason the author might have hoped for. I would describe this book as the literary equivalent of TV shows Dante's Cove and The Lair (ridiculous, nonsensical plots, paper-thin ch ...more
LD  Durham
Jun 27, 2012 LD Durham rated it did not like it
The main character in this has the emotions of a wall. That could work if the author had made it work, but he just read as unfeeling and obtuse. I mean, he and his siblings walk out of their grandmother's funeral laughing. This is the woman he claims to love and who raised him since he was seven. He also gets distracted by junk in the basement while everyone is frantically searching for his brother who disappeared, with indications that a malevolent ghost kidnapped him. But, no, checking out som ...more
J.r.
Aug 06, 2012 J.r. rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the book. The development of Jonah (the lead character) into a mature strong gay young man is enviable for all LGBT teens. I hope they all have a chance to become as comfortable in their own skin as Jonah did.

Overall I would say Chimneys: A Ghost Story is a fun enjoyable read that you won't want to put down until you are done. What more could you ask for; Ghosts, twists and turns, a little bit of gay romance, and a few things you may not expect. Think anyone of any age would enjoy this
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Eve
Mar 02, 2012 Eve marked it as to-read
Shelves: bought
kindle freebie 6.1.12
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Christian Mollitor grew up in a haunted house and spent most of his childhood scared out of his wits by flying orbs of light, voices in the dark, and books that never stayed on his bookshelf. After college, he moved to New Orleans where he began to develop a greater understanding of the ghouls who crossed his path. Now, he has mastered the ability to gain deep wisdom from those beyond the aether.

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