Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: My So-Called Afterlife

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray

* Published by: Piccadilly Press (UK)
* Format: Paperback (UK)
* Release Date:
February 26th, 2010 (UK)
* On Amazon: here.

Amazon summary: Meet Lucy Shaw. She's not your average fifteen year old - for a start, she's dead. And as if being a ghost wasn't bad enough, she's also trapped haunting the men's toilets on Carnaby Street. So when a lighting engineer called Jeremy walks in and she realises he can see and hear her, she isn't about to let him walk out of her afterlife. Not least until he's updated her on what's happening in her beloved soaps. With Jeremy's help, Lucy escapes the toilet and is soon meeting up with other ghosts, including the perpetually enraged Hep and the snogtastic Ryan. But when Jeremy suggests Lucy track down the man who murdered her, things go downhill. Can Lucy face up to the events of that terrible night? And what will it cost her if she does? A wonderful debut novel which, as well as being laugh-out-loud funny, is full of insights, compassion, and love.

I'm really looking forward to reading this one. It sounds funny and unusual, and the synopsis reminds me of the TV show Dead Like Me.

13 comments:

LovesSam said...

This looks so fun...i'm adding this to my wish list as we speak!!! great pick

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I'm really looking forward to this too!

Becky said...

This sounds quirky and funny. I like the sound of it.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

This sounds like it'll be a a hilarious read!

Sasha said...

I agree this sounds like a cute, quirky read :)

Thao said...

I started to love ghost stories after I read Give Up The Ghost. This one sounds like a good one.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this one too. There aren't enough books about ghosts, in my opinion!

Sab H. said...

Sounds good! :D

Keren David said...

I normally hate ghost books, but I've heard great things about this one, looking forward to it.

Book Monster said...

Sounds interesting and different!!!

~The Book Pixie said...

Oh yay! A ghost book! This sounds so good and I'm so totally adding it to my wishlist. I just hope it is going to be released here in the US.

~Briana

ninefly said...

I'm really craving a ghost story right about now, the men's room part has me hooked lol

Bee said...

This sounds like it'll be fun! I'll be keeping a look out :)

PS. I love the idea of being trapped in a men's toilet..gross but so, funny!!