BGH Bookclub - "Head Full of Ghosts" Paul Tremblay

Everyone's been suggesting this or mentioning it, so for December we're checking out Head Full of Ghosts!

Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay

"The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil."

Reading Schedule: 

 1) Week of 12/7: Chapters 1-8
  • Discussion of Section 1: 12/13, discussion begins at 12pm/EST at the BGH subreddit
2) Week of 12/14: Chapters 9-17
  • Discussion of Section 2: 12/20, discussion begins at 12pm/EST at the BGH subreddit
3) Week of 12/21: Chapters 18-26
  • Discussion of Section 3: 12/27, discussion begins at 12pm/EST at the BGH subreddit


Associate Editor/Horror Literature/Podcast Guest

CC is the High Priestess of BGH. She's into creeping around in the shadows and loves animals, but especially baby bats and puppies.