The Saturday Night Ghost Club

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of "Stranger Things" and "Stand by Me" about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends. Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls--a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place--Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of "Stranger Things" and "Stand by Me" about a ...

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Title:The Saturday Night Ghost Club
Author:Craig Davidson
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Saturday Night Ghost Club
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:253 pages pages

The Saturday Night Ghost Club Reviews

  • karen
    Jun 30, 2018
    NOW AVAILABLE!!! ?This town?s full of sorrows, isn?t it?? it sure is. this return to cataract city is nothing but heartpunches, one after another. it?s only about 250 pages, so it won?t take you long to read, but it will stick to you for longer than many thicker books...
  • Kelsey
    Oct 06, 2018
    95% | A You should read this book if you're into: Brilliant coming of age novels, small town Canada, Dandelion Wine, the magic of childhood, eccentric uncles, the 1980s, relatable characters, beautiful prose I can't decide whether or not I want to give this book five stars. I r...
  • Trudi
    Jul 04, 2018
    Like the derelict buildings that were never torn down, the abandoned shopping carts that rusted away to atoms, and all the other monuments to the city?s general apathy, the car in the oxbow had become an accepted part of the scenery. ~The Saturday Night Ghost Club I?m calling it ri...
  • Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
    May 30, 2018
    ?You might think my chosen career would lend me insight?. But while I can tell you about the brain as a physical object?, beyond that I am a glorified techie. I know the nuts and bolts and can diagnose flaws within the mainframe. While I can identify and sometimes fix structural ...
  • Brandon
    Jul 17, 2018
    "Reality never changes. Only our recollections of it do. Whenever a moment passes, we pass along with it into the realm of memory. And in that realm, geometries change. Contours shift, shades lighten, objectivities dissolve. Memory becomes what we need it to be." Neurosurg...
  • Chelsey
    Jul 09, 2018
    The last 50 pages of this book were sheer perfection. ...
  • Richard
    Jul 18, 2019
    This is yet another very affecting coming-of age I've read recently and it wears it's heart on it's sleeve like the best of them. I've been interested in reading Davidson's work for a while now and this was definitely a great place to start! I was constantly taken by the vivid, sensiti...
  • Krista
    Oct 23, 2018
    What follows is an account, as I choose to remember it, of my twelfth year on this planet ? the summer of the Saturday Night Ghost Club. Uncle C called the inaugural meeting, and in addition to him, our membership roll was tiny: Billy Yellowbird, Lexington Galbraith and me. Later on...
  • Sebastien Castell
    Jan 11, 2019
    The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a bit of a tricky book to categorize. I suppose you might call it a coming-of-age literary-but-accessible sorta-ghostly somewhat-nostalgic not-quite-memoir adventure story. In some ways it reminded me of the old River Phoenix/Wil Wheaton movie Stand By ...
  • Larry H
    Jul 14, 2019
    There's a tremendous sense of nostalgia that pervades every page of Craig Davidson's The Saturday Night Ghost Club . Not only does the book take place in the 1980s, but the storytelling seems to hearken back to a simpler time, when we were far less aware of the horrors that could take...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jun 17, 2019
    Jake Baker's twelfth summer was full of the magic and mystery that can only be had once in a lifetime. A shy outcast, Jake spends most of his time with his eccentric uncle Calvin, who owns a small shop of occult artifacts and shares conspiracy theories with anonymous callers on the...
  • Mindi
    Sep 06, 2018
    Have you ever read a book that you loved so much that you feel as if any review you wrote could never even begin to do it justice, so you feel stuck and unable to articulate anything? That's how I feel right now. This is my first book by Craig Davidson, but I've read all three of th...
  • Char
    Jun 28, 2019
    3.5/5 stars! We meet Jake as a brain surgeon, talking about memories and how our minds mold and shape them. It's an excellent framework for a coming of age story, set in Cataract City, (or Niagara Falls to the rest of us.) So let's get on with it, shall we? As Jake struggles wit...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Jul 12, 2018
    4.0 Stars This is such a wonderful coming of age story filled with nostalgia and beautiful imagery. Davidson is an incredibly talented author with some mad writing chops! While reading, I found myself constantly highlighting passages in this novel. This is the kind of literary fi...
  • Paul
    Aug 20, 2018
    to call this novel a horror story doesn't describe what it is. to summarize at as a ghost story seems to be an incomplete description. the Saturday Night Ghost Club contain elements of those descriptors. yet at its heart it is a coming of age story wrapped in urban legends and ghost st...
  • Tooter
    Sep 21, 2018
    This is only my second Craig Davidson book which is great because that means I have so many more to read. The thing about Craig Davidson is that his writing is so buttery and beautiful that you find yourself wanting to highlight so many passages but you end up highlighting none because...
  • Leah Nadeau
    Jan 03, 2019
    I enjoyed this book. Mostly because of Davidson's writing, he is immensely poetic, descriptive, and detailed. The story is basically about a boy and his eclectic uncle that tells him ghost stories every Saturday. But this book wasn't what I was expecting at all lol I thought it would j...
  • Luke.At.What.Im.Reading
    Sep 24, 2018
    Book Review ? The Saturday Night Ghost Club - Craig Davidson ? ~ {The brain is the seat of memory, and memory is a tricky thing.} I saw this book floating around on here for some time now! And I just had to have it since I kind of have an obsession with Nick Cutter his alter ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 09, 2019
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?What follows is an account, as I choose to remember it, of my twelfth year on this planet ? the summer of the Saturday Night Ghost Club.? When I received this from my Book Fairy, it was like . . . . A...
  • Levi Walls
    Sep 02, 2018
    Haunting, tragic, beautiful. I'll leave it at that, and end with the author's words as I can't say it any more eloquently: That magic gets kicked out of you, churched out, shamed out?or worse, you steal it from yourself. It gets embarrassed out of you by the kids who run the s...
  • Lata
    Nov 18, 2018
    4.5 stars. A wonderful short novel of main character Jake Baker remembering the summer he was twelve. Jake lived in Niagara, and was bullied and had no friends, until he met Billy Yellowbird and his older sister Dove, for whom Jake fell hard immediately. Jake and Billy hung out all su...
  • Brett Yanta
    Jun 12, 2018
    "Ours was a small, contained universe and I was happy within it." I've been waiting for a book like this. It's small and familiar, like briefly visiting points in my history. It captures that age so well, where the world is trapped in a sphere brimming with imagination and hard trut...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Aug 21, 2018
    Thank you to Ruta at PRH Canada for sending me an early copy of this book per Craig's request. Five stars? Why just five?? This book. I honestly don't know how to review books I love this much because I don't want to spoil all the reader discovery for other people, so let me just ca...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Jul 08, 2019
    Summertime in the 80s! Is there anything quite like that coming of age time where everything seems possible - including ghosts? This book was such a perfect fit for me and my nostalgia for the 80s. A group of misfit kids banding together for a summer adventure involving ghost hunting -...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jul 02, 2019
    "But a secret can be hidden from everyone save its holder, and the brain is not only a storyteller, it is a truth-seeking organ." Craig Davidson, or perhaps you know him by his pseudonym, Nick Cutter, has proven that a bloated page count does not always indicate a more meaningful st...
  • Matt Tandy
    Mar 25, 2019
    A touching, tragic portrait of the summer of a 10 year old, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a trip down memory lane for those of us who can remember our childhoods just before becoming teens. Written with care, Davidson crafts a story that is not action packed, yet very much a fast re...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    Sep 10, 2018
    I was skeptical when going into this book. Despite the excellent reviews it has gotten, it had two strikes against it, for me: Craig Davidson is the author behind the Nick Cutter name, and I am not a Cutter fan. As well, I am more than burned out on the ?80s nostalgia trope that is s...
  • Kayla Dawn
    Jul 15, 2019
    Okay this book definitely had its flaws but.. It just got to me. I just can't help but give it 5 stars. ...
  • J.K. Grice
    Jun 27, 2019
    A big thank you to Penguin books for the giveaway paperback edition of THE SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB! As I was reading this short novel, I had the feeling that this story was just about the sum of its parts, and maybe not much more. Jake Baker is a nerdy 12 year old boy having some ...
  • ❤️
    Oct 17, 2018
    The title of this book and its cover immediately appealed to me when I was trying to decide on what I wanted to read this 'Spooktober', because it seemed quite spooky. And I remember just quickly glancing at the synopsis before cementing my decision and grabbing a copy from my library....