Posted in BOOK REVIEWS

The Penguin Book of Ghosts: Haunted England by Jacqueline Simpson & Jennifer Westwood

8993836I borrowed this one from the local library, because I was up for some lore and to be honest I wanted some thrill in my everyday life. So I said to myself what’s better than a book of “real” ghost stories?! In general the Penguin Book of Ghosts is a enjoyable, accessible and carefully researched book on a fascinating subject. It was written by two of the most trusted experts on the subject. Yes, it is somewhat distilled from the much larger, broader tome The Lore of the Land, which should mean it appeals to readers who are interested particularly in ghosts rather than folk tales, legends, oral history and other related items. England is probably the most haunted place in the world, and this book was supposed to be the perfect place to look for information on its less tangible residents. But, alas, my friends. I have say it. I do…
OK, so here it comes…GIRD YOUR LOINS… I’ll need a deep breath for this one:

A TIME-WASTERRRRRRR!!!!

Despite the hype. Uninspiring old fashioned don’t bother there are many modern ghost books out there that are better. Not worth having as part of a ghost tales library. I guess I really was expecting more, or I have read quite a lot on the subject already, but I don’t think even a novice will be enjoying this one.
Overall, there were some gems in there, but mostly it was just “MEH…”
Advertisements

Author:

A potato with a book. Screams German words when angry. Known as the Mid-night Chocolate Thief. Breathes to write and mingle. Observes and remembers. Pokes you when you least expect it. Can be put on a stand by mode with a cup of coffee/ tea.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s