Ghoul - Brian Keene This was a nice retro coming of age horror story. Though the 80's references were way too heavy handed during the first section of the novel (nearly one, sometimes two every line) the author lightened up on the music and tv references and got on with the story. It's about a young boy and his two best friends and the summer when they must deal with everyday monsters as well as a slimy, corpse-eating ghoul. It's a fun monster book with a realistic ending if you're in the mood for such things.