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The Apparition Phase Reviews

The Apparition Phase by Will Maclean

The Apparition Phase

Will Maclean

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1 review

Imprint: William Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 29 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781785152375

'A delight for both the expert and the uninitiated, this creepy tale is a carapace of cosy nostalgia wrapped round a solid thread of dread ...

4 stars out of 5
Ian Sansom
28 Oct 2020

"There are chills galore in this enjoyable 70s-set debut about disturbed teenagers and malevolent spirits"

We are living in what might be called a truly hauntological moment, a period of disjunction, of melancholy and precariousness, in which the recent past seems suddenly distant and we are obsessed with the idea of our lost future. The Apparition Phase – an ever-so-slightly silly but also very successfully scary book about twins and chaos and loss – may be the perfect novel for our phantom present.