My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Motel Room is a new take on the classic ghost story, telling the tale of a haunted motel room from the perspective of the haunter, rather than the haunted.
Since his death, our Narrator has been trapped in a motel room, watching the comings and goings of his nightly guests. The strangers never stay more than a night or two, and they never pay him any mind. Then one morning, a maid turns her head and the two lock eyes – the first time he has been seen since his death. Only then does he begin to discover the true power behind his ghostly form.
This book is a short new interpretation of a classic ghost story. In The Motel Room, the ghost is the protagonist. He has to deal with changing hotel guests, the maid, and occasionally with a guest he knows well. The reader learns how he copes with his life in isolation. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With The Motel Room, Alyssa Cooper has created an amazing ghost story. I soon started to empathise with this ghost. The Motel Room is a different ghost story. Thank you so much, Alyssa!
This is a short story to read again. 🙂
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What about you? What did you think about The Motel Room? Or – if you did not yet read The Motel Room – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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If The Motel Room was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
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