Hologram: A Haunting

Hologram A Haunting Chicagoan Margaret Rockwell falls in love with a wonderful old Greek revival home in Hammond Indiana and convinces hesitant husband Kurt that fate meant it for them So begins a journey that will tak

  • Title: Hologram: A Haunting
  • Author: James Conroyd Martin
  • ISBN: 9781501001031
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chicagoan Margaret Rockwell falls in love with a wonderful old Greek revival home in Hammond, Indiana, and convinces hesitant husband Kurt that fate meant it for them So begins a journey that will take them down a circuitous path fraught with the unknown and danger Why do the Rockwells, expecting their first child, seem at once welcomed and repelled What does it mean whChicagoan Margaret Rockwell falls in love with a wonderful old Greek revival home in Hammond, Indiana, and convinces hesitant husband Kurt that fate meant it for them So begins a journey that will take them down a circuitous path fraught with the unknown and danger Why do the Rockwells, expecting their first child, seem at once welcomed and repelled What does it mean when Margaret starts to dream of the family that built the house in 1910 For her the house comes alive with its own sounds, sights, thoughts, and intentions How could the death of a child ninety years before impact their lives And why

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    About " James Conroyd Martin "

  • James Conroyd Martin

    James Conroyd Martin is the author of Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of Anna Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the Third of May Constitution After working on the project for some years without raising interest within the publishing community, Martin self published in 2001 Just one year later, St Martin s Press purchased the book and released a hard cover edition in September 2003 Polish and German rights sold almost immediately The Polish edition, Nie ponaglaj rzeki, was released in May of 2005, became a bestseller and sold out in a matter of months Anna s story had come full circle Polish to English to Polish Pod purpurowym niebem, the translation of Against a Crimson Sky,also became a bestseller when published in December of 2007.Martin, who holds degrees from St Ambrose and DePaul Universities, is a longtime English and creative writing teacher at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois He is working on his third novel, The Warsaw Conspiracy, a political thriller that will complete the trilogy.

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  • There's lot's here to dive into and so I did just that. Meghan doesn't understand the pull or knowing she feels as the realtor walks her through the 1910 grand old Springfield St. house in Hammond, Indiana. Kurt, Meg's reluctant husband, will have to commute on weekends from the windy city until his condo sells. And so it is agreed, they buy the house. It's not long before Meg experiences paranormal activity. Tapping, objects moved and the cat is spooked. Someone is playing a piano! Still Meg "b [...]


  • I have entered the giveaway, and so hope that I win. But I was so intrigued by this that I had to get the ebook. But this book belongs in my library as a hard copy! I am a lover of ghost stories and scary paranormal tales, Stephen King being my all time favorite! I have found, unfortunately, that it is hard finding really excellent ghost stories that can really scare you to your soul. Well, this book did! And the ending was such that this story will really stay with me. The author did a terrific [...]


  • Meg Rockwell finds a perfect house in Hammond, Indiana. The perfect place outside Chicago for her, her husband, Kurt, and their to-be-born baby. The house calls to her and she feels comfortable and at home despite initial disturbances. Then come dreams in which she feels as if she were living someone else's life. And she is willing to risk her marriage to stay in this house. The scientific aspects of a Hologram come into play along with the difference between spirits and ghosts. Meg researches t [...]


  • Hologram has the dark mystery and allure of a traditional Gothic ghost story--cleverly set in the turn of the 21st Century Midwestern US. The characters are well-crafted, compelling, and likable, and the haunted history of the old house in Hammond, IN drew me in right along with the story's protagonist.A spooky and moving tale about people struggling to understand themselves, the people closest to them, and the unfathomable forces of the universe that may be hiding in plain sight.


  • A wonderful haunting mysteryA great story about a couple trying to move from the big city of Chicago to the suburbs of northwest Indiana. Haunted, chilling and mysterious as the couple try to figure out what is haunting their "new" home that was built in the early 1900s. I loved the storyline and as I am originally from Chicago and lived briefly in Hammond, Indiana I thought the story would bring a small touch of home. Having a great storyline was also a plus!


  • Hologram is dark, mysterious, and alluring – the perfect Gothic ghost story. The characters are well-crafted, compelling, and likable, and the haunted history of the old house adds to this spooky and moving tale.


  • A spooky story that kept me turning the pages. If you like atmospheric ghost stories this is a good one that reads quickly.


  • I was looking for a good ghost story this Halloween season. The plot was interesting and writing was solid, but both characters drove me a little nuts at times.


  • I was hoping for something a lot better than this. The writing is very basic with a "large word" thrown in just to make it seem more intelligent. The whole mystery of the haunting is already explained in the prologue, ruining any chance for the discovery to mean anything. Characters are bland or outright annoying, as we have the standard woman needs to have a baby, the husband acting angry and remote at times, and the friend that doesn't care for the husband and finds out that he might not be fa [...]


  • I won this 4.5 star book in a giveawayMeg and her husband Kurt move into a 1910 home in Hammond, Indiana. Meg feels connected to the house, and Kurt cedes to his wife's request - they're having a baby, after all. Once the house had a stable, but it burned down in 1911 - along with a boy named Claude. Now Meg (and eventually Kurt) sense the presence of a ghost - but is it Claude, his mother Alicia, or both? And why are they haunting the place?I was irritated at Meg sometimes for being so secreti [...]


  • Cool theory, fun storyI liked this book, I would have given enough it five stars but I would settle for 4 and a half! The theory was cool about the holographic universe, and I liked the creepy factor that gradually grew to be the two long-ago tenants as Meg had thought, and the story did flow well. The husband, Kurt, bothered me a little for whatever reason, which I think was the author's intention. Anyways, it was a good story and had a decent crescendo-speed into the main story & depthe en [...]


  • Book received for free from GoodReads First ReadsI enjoyed this book. It's about a married couple that move from an apartment in the city to a grand house in the country that is tainted by a centuries-old tragedy. The wife is pregnant and feels a strong connection to the house. Strange things happen and she tries to get to the bottom of what happened in the house to make it haunted. It wasn't a standard haunted-house story; it was far more interesting than that. And though I wasn't scared while [...]


  • Pretty GoodIt was an enjoyable read. I wasn't bored and it never crossed my mind to not finish it. As I said, it's a pretty good yarn. I wish he'd taken more time to develop a relationship between the characters and the reader. I never felt totally vested with anyone, not even with Meg, the heroine. Lastly, the end was, well to be kind I will simply say, it wasn't what I expected and that's not in a good way. This was my first book I'd read of Mr. Martin and I don't think it will be the last but [...]


  • REVIEW: HOLOGRAM: A HAUNTINGI bought this book 6 days ago, primarily due to the beautiful cover and to the location, one county distant from where I grew up. It took me only a couple hours to read; I quite enjoyed it, and gave it 5 stars. What I didn't expect was that this haunting story would continue to linger, playing on the empathy I had developed for the characters, and the unexpected identity of the hauntings. This one is definitely 12-star.


  • Read this book in one sitting on a plane ride before Halloween. I read it in one sitting and did not want to put it down. The hologram theory made me think about ghosts in a whole new light. I recommend this book if you love a good ghost story and live in Chicago. Then I went and saw Interstellar after reading this book and all I can say is read the book and then go interstellar because it gives you a perspective that you would not have otherwise.


  • A 'good read' and 'page-turner' - The final two chapters were a little hurried and so the conclusion seemed to leave some dangling threads. It was a nice happy ending but are the entities truly gone and how did that happen? In any case it was a great book to pick up to pass two snowy winter days.


  • I liked it.A typical haunting story. The kind you see on "My Haunted House" or any number of scary movies. Still it was an interesting story that held my attention. I finished it quickly and would read another book from the author.


  • Hologram: A HauntingI didn't understand the hologram theory but that's not important. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to those who like "ghost" stories.


  • It had interesting information to it but to me with so much potential it didn't measure up. Read if you are interested in Hologram Haunting.


  • A little bit Turn of the Screw, a little bit The Yellow Wallpaper, and a little bit Rosemary's Baby made it an enjoyable read.



  • I do like a good haunting story and this one I really enjoyed. it wasn't the normal ghost story. I will probably follow this author.


  • I loved this story. What would you do if you bought a house that was haunted? Would you try to help the spirits or move out?



  • More pplWell written but too short. There was much more to examine in the release of the entities that inhabited the house.



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