Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate by Michael Gallowglas
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
Not being an American or British, I was only aware of some of the traditions of Halloween --trick or treat in the US and costume wearing in the UK. The carved pumpkin with a candle inside I had seen without knowing much about it.
The story of John of the Lantern was very well described, but the creation of Halloween Jack was surprising. I had never "experienced" the company of so many devils, goblins and other hellish creatures.
An important outcome of this reading was that the first night I actually had a nightmare including the book's characters.
A book that can make my subconscious work itself up is worthwhile reading.