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CAROL FOR A HAUNTED MAN is the tale of a daunted man’s will to succeed in the face of despair, inspired by, and in homage to, the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens.

As some authors dream into the very fabric of their life's narrative, Jacob Martin attempts to reestablish the comforts of his childhood by moving back to the street where he grew up. Lost in life, newly divo
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Kindle Edition, 87 pages
Published December 14th 2016 by Cemetery Gates Media
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Cameron Chaney
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, adult
Carol for a Haunted Man is a love letter to the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens. It follows an author named Jacob Martin who is struggling with writer's block after his wife leaves him. He misses his children very much and has picked up some unhealthy habits due to his sadness. He decides to move back to the street he grew up on, hoping to reignite his creative spark, and ends up living in the house of Thomas Herrick, an author who killed himself when Jacob was a kid. Little does Jacob know ...more
Rebecca McNutt
This paranormal novella introduces readers to Jacob, a washed-up author who misses his family and who has become nostalgic for the simplicity of his childhood. Turning reclusive and isolated, it turns out to be friendship that keeps him afloat. Carol for a Haunted Man turns out to be full of creative surprises as it continues, and the story itself is very Twilight Zoneish (I found myself thinking several times back to the original black-and-white television series), so if you're like me and you ...more
Ramona Plant
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Carol of a Haunted Man is a lovely novella I would call it since it is on the shorter side. The author skillfully follows the story of Jacob who is down on his luck loosing his kids in the divorce with his wife. Life seems to be painful but you follow his journey on how to grow through it all. Jacob was an author but over time lost his drive to write. Now down on his luck he finally picks it up again with an adorable sidekick Herrick. Herrick is important for Jacob to grow and develop his writin ...more
Jeff Raymond
Brhel and Sullivan have consistently made some solid, good-to-great nostalgia pieces in the weird/horror realm, and Carol for a Haunted Man may be their best yet. A read designed to harken back to the holiday stories of Charles Dickens, this novella is a really engaging, strange tale that both grabs the dark side of writing as well as gives a cautionary tone for dwelling too much on things that we can no longer control. The story structure, the characters, the surprises, they’re all put together ...more
Melody
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The blurb is as crisp and clever as the writing within the novella-- I'd contend that Carol for a Haunted Man is some of Brhel and Sullivan's best work. Many descriptions within the novel are stark and cold, while others are so lucid that the whole scene blurs-- both of these are good things, and they do not clash within its pages. The word choice is whip-smart, and I found myself grinning a little at Jacob's thought trains, simply because the entire fabric of the story is so concrete and well-r ...more
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