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A ship posessed (book review)

A Ship Possessed, ValueA Ship Possessed, Value by Alton Gansky
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My eye lit on the title of a book in the library, Vanished and so I looked again, it appealed to my sense of mystery. But then I saw it was II in a series, so I looked at the books on either side, and saw this one. So I took it out and began to read it. It’s a sort of mystery-suspense-horror story, with both bodily and spiritual villains.

I very much like the novels of Charles Williams, whose works have been described as spiritual thrillers, and have often wished that someone else would write books in the same genre. I wondered if this might be such a book, but it isn’t, not really. I don\t know if Alton Gansky intended to write in that genre, but I suspect not, though at times there are echoes of it. In some ways it is a bit closer to the writings of Frank Peretti, though quite a bit better than those. But those who like Peretti’s books might like this one.

It’s not a bad book, and an entertaining read, but Williams it isn’t.

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