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Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales

by Suzanne Tyrpak

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Terrible writing. Good plots, but not worth the time to see how they turn out. This book was a big disappointment, which is a shame. The author has a good imagination. ( )
  chibitika | Aug 29, 2016 |
Got an empty evening? I found you a companion.

I just finished Suzanne Tyrpak’s unsettling Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales. It sucks sustenance from the same throbbing vein of amorphous, human dread opened by King and Serling. Taut, spare writing packed into 64 pages – each edgy tale a tightly wound spring that releases suddenly, leaving a small scar on your psyche.

“Disturbing” is an apt subtitle. How about a pissed go-go dancer in Jersey, high on Black Beauties and Harvey Wallbangers, who fillets a creepy customer with a kitchen knife? A solitary, graveyard-shift airport drudge with a bucket of paper towels and Lysol who boards the wrong plane. An older employee humiliated by a new boss, musing how easy it is to arrange an accident for the harpie. A homicidal woman in a meditation class – om mani padme hum – futilely attempting to drive him from her thoughts. You get the idea. Jeroen ten Berge’s creepy cover is a bonus.

Tyrpak isn’t a newbie writer. Her work has appeared in Crimespree magazine; the award-winning Indie Chicks anthology; and she boasts several category bestsellers on Amazon. She knows her craft. The Kindle edition costs less than a latte. If your significant other has other plans tonight, and you’ve got to kill an evening, I'd invite her over. ( )
  schmicker | Aug 24, 2014 |
Got an empty evening? I found you a companion.

I just finished Suzanne Tyrpak’s unsettling Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales. It sucks sustenance from the same throbbing vein of amorphous, human dread opened by King and Serling. Taut, spare writing packed into 64 pages – each edgy tale a tightly wound spring that releases suddenly, leaving a small scar on your psyche.

“Disturbing” is an apt subtitle. How about a pissed go-go dancer in Jersey, high on Black Beauties and Harvey Wallbangers, who fillets a creepy customer with a kitchen knife? A solitary, graveyard-shift airport drudge with a bucket of paper towels and Lysol who boards the wrong plane. An older employee humiliated by a new boss, musing how easy it is to arrange an accident for the harpie. A homicidal woman in a meditation class – om mani padme hum – futilely attempting to drive him from her thoughts. You get the idea. Jeroen ten Berge’s creepy cover is a bonus.

Tyrpak isn’t a newbie writer. Her work has appeared in Crimespree magazine; the award-winning Indie Chicks anthology; and she boasts several category bestsellers on Amazon. She knows her craft. The Kindle edition costs less than a latte. If your significant other has other plans tonight, and you’ve got to kill an evening, I'd invite her over. ( )
  schmicker | Apr 25, 2014 |
I dont know that I would call these horror stories though all of them deal with death. Most of the stories are well written and read almost like poetry there are few that left me going "that's it" , but all in all these are very readable stories. Not a bad way to spend an hour or so in the sun. ( )
  Scoshie | Feb 28, 2012 |
I liked the way Suzanne Tyrpak writes. It was a bit "poetic" and abstract. Things are implied and not directly said but I think it does not go well with the "horror" genre. A lot of stories has good possibilities like "Devil's Mark" and "Ghost Plane" but a lot of the stories were also "undisturbing". When I started this book i was expecting to be spooked but I was wrong. Most of the stories were not disturbing at all as promised by the title. Don't get me wrong, they were nicely written but lacks excitement and a strong plot. As I said, she can expand on other stories but I would definitely not miss "Forbidden", "Pink" and "Graveyard". ( )
  krizia_lazaro | Feb 14, 2012 |
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I enjoy books that get right to the point and not a lot of description. Ghost Plane and the other short stories left me wanting to read more of the same kind. The majority of ghost stories or mysteries you usually know what to expect for an ending. These short stories had you reading to the end. I could NOT wait to finish the story to find out what the ending was and go on to the next story. Very refreshing.
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