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Delphi Complete Works of M. R. James (Illustrated)&hellip by Montague Rhodes James
Forget all the modern self-published, over-hyped 'supernatural' offerings you might find on Kindle, go to the one of the Masters. Genuinely creepy, thought-provoking and literate, James's stories have influenced generations of writers of the Weird. This collection is superb. Can't recommend it highly enough.
The House on Poultney Road : based on a true ghost&hellip by Stephanie Boddy
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star book?, 19 Feb 2014
I devour ghost stories - love them. But I couldn't even chew my way through half of this. Astonished to see all the unctuous 5 star reviews for a very badly-written piece of work. I assume it's self-published, as it needs massive editing. This is the downside of technology - people who haven't honed the craft of writing churning out stuff like this. So many anachronisms it would make any lover of historical fiction and TV wince. An apprentice writer wouldn't even have to do a lot of research to get more authenticity than found in this book - they could simply watch a lot of period films! The ghosts are the most believable part of the story, and the family tale would have been fascinating in… Read more
Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
Currently re-reading Ms Hoffman's work on Kindle. 'Seventh Heaven' was always one of my favourites of hers and I enjoyed it just as much this time through as the other two times I've read the novel. An 'outsider' divorcee arrives in a very conservative suburbia of America, at a time when freedoms for women were only just being thought about and divorce was seen as shameful. Nora Silk shakes up the community, even while being mostly ignored by it. Inevitably, and not just because of Nora but because of the way society is evolving, there are dramatic changes ahead for these little lives. Nora, almost regarded as an outcast witch among the stuffy housewives, becomes a saviour for more than one… Read more