I am an American-Molokan historian and web publisher who is attempting to correct much of the mis-information published about Molokans (Russian Spiritual Christians). A full review of Guests will appear on the Molokan Home Page: << http://gecko.gc.maricopa.edu/clubs/Russian/Molokan >>. Aa a fictional pulp horror novel, Guests is alright, but readers should know that it contains too much mis-information about Molokans and most all the Russian phrases are misspelled. This is NOT a good book to learn about Molokans unless you know where the errors and mis-representations are. Little was not raised as a Molokan, but was exposed to this close-knit religious culture thru friends and relatives on his mother's side. Guests contains many Russian religious and cultural phrases, which, if you don't know the errors, add cultural flavor and color to this fictional story. On the one hand, I welcome Molokans publishing about their Molokan culture, on the other hand, Little, who is half-Molokan, should have invited Molokan elders and scholars to proofread and correct the blatant errors. Most conservative Molokans will be shocked by Little's exposure of Molokan culture and religion, while most others, like me, will be amused that it was written at all. Guests was somewhat educational to me. I didn't know about the house ghost ("old man ghost"). As fiction, many of the circumstances are contrived and much rich detail is missing, for example about the preacher's funeral. Although Little camoflaged the identity of his main characters, refferences to other names--Mohoff's gas station, for example--actually existed and probably should have also been fictionalized. See the Molokan Home Page for a list of errors and mis-representations-- << http://gecko.gc.maricopa.edu/clubs/Russian/Molokan >>. E-mail me if you have comments.