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The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch

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Do you believe?
Can a ghost haunt more than your home? Can a Sasquatch track more than footprints?
Aubrey Taylor's quaint and cozy life in the subdued, Appalachian town of Lake Julian had never been exceptional. Shouldered by his lifelong friends, Buzz Reiselstein and Rodriqa Auerbach, he quietly endured the puerile punishments of a persistent pack of pesky bullies that
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Karen Russell
May 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I know this review is way overdue, but I have been so torn on my opinion of it. I really enjoyed the story line and felt that my 13 yr old boy would love it. The writing was so beautiful but so intricate, with words which I hadn't really come across, so much so I got lost at times. I feel this writing doesn't match up to the age-appropriate style of the plot, not that adults wouldn't enjoy it, but those who would really relate and enjoy it would probably lose interest because of the intricacy of ...more
Ashland Menshouse’s children’s adventure, the Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch, tells an intriguing tale with an enjoyable cast of characters. An intrepid team of high-school misfits ends up battling bullies, ghosts, bigfoots, and more as the picturesque peace of Lake Julian succumbs to mysterious changes and falls prey to ancient evil. A nice mix of backgrounds and ethnicities lends a pleasing sense of contemporary America to the novel, and the various problems the misfits face place them firmly ...more
Cameron Asbell
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I liked the story and think it has a lot of promise for young and adult readers. The superfluous language was a little daunting at times, especially the beginning. Ashland Menshouse is intelligent and it shows in the writing but we want to be captivated by you voice not marveling at your vocabulary;-) You don't have to beat me over the head with how smart you are, I get it but it would cost you a lot of younger readers who have no idea what you are talking about. The author's love of language is ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
This is a story about a boy named Aubrey, who is an ordinary high school boy with a hard life. He has to put up with being bullied, his dad not being very understanding, and his mother who is ill. Unfortunately now he has even more to deal with a ghost haunting his bedroom and keeping him up at night, mysterious people appearing in town, and strange trouble at the local dam. So if Aubrey wants to get any sleep and avoid being sent to a military school then he and his friend are going to have fig ...more
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved that the main characters in this book are all ordinary teenagers. The main character, Aubrey, comes from a home filled with a mother with mental illness, a father who doesn't understand and favors the older son, and an older brother who is a bully. The only people who understand him are his group of friends-Buzz, Rodriqa, Jordana, and Magnos.

This book has several storylines that are separate but all meld together in the main plot, Aubrey and Hovis Trottle (the ghost), Jordana and the Tsu
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review is long over due but I have found myself swamped the past few months. I found this novel to be interesting, lengthy descriptions aside. The main character Aubrey is easy to feel for, making this a potential favorite for teen readers. There was a time when I would have thought a 427 page novel might not hold the interest of your average teen but with the popularity of books like the Twilight or Hunger Games series I think they are probably up for the challenge.
Overall the story line i
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
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Aubrey is a teenage boy just trying to make it through school without being tortured too much by the school bully Magnos. Magnos is the reason Aubrey and his best buddy Buzz hate parts of school. This only gets worse when Magnos makes Aubrey do his homework for him and his two croon buddies. Things get worse for Aubrey when he starts seeing things that can't possibly be real, like his ghost that seems to be haunting him. Aubrey isn't the only one seei
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did not enjoy this book. At first I thought the writing was beautiful because of the thorough descriptions. Then, the thoroughness did not end and quickly became too much. I found myself skimming paragraphs and pages because there was too much embellishment and detail. The end seemed to wrap up so quickly, that I almost missed it.

Here's the thing...this book has a lot of potential. The plot is interesting, intriguing, and could have a reader hooked. But the endless desc
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch”, the debut novel by Ashland Menshouse, is a fun story about several youngsters, which begins the night before they start their first term of High School. Aubrey, Buzz, and Adriqa have been neighborhood friends forever and soon welcome Jordana into their close-knit circle of adventuresome teens. But their "adventures" aren't always intentional. Why does Aubrey’s brother, Gaetan, seem to hate him so much? How does Buzz come up with his never-ending stream of b ...more
Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
The storyline of this book is quite unique and held my interest throughout the novel. I continually had questions in the back of my mind that I was trying to figure out. The characters were amazing and I came to really know them and their personalities! I felt for Aubrey, the skinny awkward kid who always gets picked on. I loved that everything didn't work out perfectly during crazy situations and that there were realistic relationships between the characters and their parents and friends in the ...more
John Clark
Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Flawed by an unnecessary prologue and ending as well as too many superfluous adjectives describing who said what how, This is still a pretty good story and one that held my interest all the way to the end. The plot is unique enough to catch the interest of kids and the characters are really likable. The author has real promise.
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Ashland Menshouse received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky and completed post-doctoral studies at Emory University. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he spends most of his time working with ill and injured children.
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