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    Ghosts

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by sashas, Jun 6, 2007.

    I'm not sure if this should come here, but can anyone tell me of any books that had a friendly ghost as the central character? Or maybe a friendly ghost with a romantic angle...
    I have a plot that I like a lot, but I'm not sure if it hasn't been done already. I would just like to hear from you guys if you've read any books or stories with a friendly ghost theme.
     
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    No books come immediately to mind, but what about the movie Ghost (Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore)?
     
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    Casper?

    How about The Lovely Bones...
     
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    Reese Witherspoon did one like that recently.

    Also, Casper would be the ultimate example (I mean, the effing TITLE is "Casper, the Friendly Ghost.")
     
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    wilde's classic 'canterville ghost' was friendly, in the end...

    then there's 'the ghost and mrs. muir' and the 'topper' series of novels... as well as wilkie's 'woman in white'...
     
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    "The Witch Doctor" by Christopher Stasheff has a ghost with a romantic angel. Decent, light hearted and easy reading fantasy novel.

    I can't really recall any others, most just have ghosts making minor appearances, or telling their life stories. If I think or find anymore I'll let you know.

    But I would recommend looking up some movies. Ghosts are a little more common in movies it seems. Some movies that I know star ghosts or ghost like characters are, "Sixth Sense", "The Invisibles", "Ghost Dad" (Bill Cosby comedy, good for kids), "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (Also a novel apparently), and finally a Bollywood movie "Paheli".
     
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    Wow...how'd you watch the Bollywood movie? I haven't seen that one, even though I'm from India...it was actually based on a short story...
     
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    Hmmm...
    From what I see here, I think the ghost story's been done quite often. I actually had something of a nightmare regarding the ghost, and I woke up thinking that it might not be that bad a plot...it won't be thrilling or scary, but a very deep examination of relationships...

    Thanks for the responses guys! Appreciate it...
     
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    I actually never watched this movie. I went to the Rotten Tomatoes site and typed in a search for ghost movies. This was one of the ones that came up. After reading the synopsis it looked good so I mentioned it.
    I've only ever watched one Bollywood movie, on satellite. It was some James Bond spoof, and I didn't understand a word of it.
    Glad you thought these were useful.
     

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