The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co #2)

The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., #2)The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here we go another 5 stars for Lockwood & Co.

Yay... just finished it this morning and once again, I'm craving for the next book and in a while trying to build a time machine so I could jump to the future or finding Daedalus' labyrinth, get trapped and all of the sudden I'll appear in Lockwood & Co book 3 signing session. Haha... too much Ectoplasm in the air I guess.

From the 5 stars I've given, you could guess my opinion about this book, though if possible I probably give it 4.5 stars because I still love The Screaming Staircase more. The reason is simple, in The Streaming Staircase, I really experience the real horror (refers to Ghost horror), something that I cannot experience anymore, because too much logic in my head. Give me horror movies, what I did is just criticizing and complaining about how those movies are bullshit and somehow I could find some flaws that would have made me losing my interest completely, while books, I could say that Stephen King books could be a real horror but once again the stories are boring to me, perhaps because I live with those horror stories since I was a kid in the very hometown I'm living right now while the others are too obvious. So, The Screaming Staircase has opened my eyes again and introduced me back to the realm of ghost town because there is adventure there, something that I really miss from Harry Potter, and the trio Lockwood, Lucy and George reminded me closely to Harry, Ron and Hermione, besides they are all British.

And why 4.5 stars for this book, well because if compared to the first book, the real horror is only from the Bickerstaff's house but then also spoiled by the appearance of the Fittes agents, besides that the real problem in the book is no longer about ghosts but human themselves. Have you read some sci-fi, when the first time you worried about Alien, Vampires or in this case is Ghosts, in the end, you will find that your real enemy is your own species. Classic but still really well-wrapped by Jonathan Stroud, LOVE YOU MR. STROUD.

Seriously craving for the next book... Arrrggghhhhh...

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