7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Informative, but painfully boring.,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials (Paperback)
This book would be ideal if for one reason or another you have to write a thesis on the witch trials. Hill describes most events as to the point where the reader no longer thinks of her as a succesful novelist, but rather a college professor who attempts to drill facts and ideas into your head in an insanely boring and tedious fashion. All too often, Hill's chapters open with a paragraph or two of what transpired in Salem, and then proceed to ramble on about what Freud would have thought of the girls antics, or what a modern psycho therapist would have offered as a diagnosis to their behaviors. If you want facts, philosophies, and more facts, and believe that perhaps one day you will be forced to take a comprehensive test on the Salem witch trials, then buy this book. However, if you have become interested in the witch trials because of intrigue, enigma, and lore, then this book will do nothing to further your enchantment or fascination.