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64 Wasted Pages,
This review is from: The Ghost Tour of Great Britain: Yorkshire (Most Haunted) (Hardcover)
This book is advertised as having 160 pages, however, pages 14 through 23 are wasted on `Richard's Theories About Ghosts.' Pages 24 through 36 are devoted to the author's description of useless gadgets which he alleges are `superb ghost-hunting aids,' apparently forgetting that ghosts are supernatural and cannot be measured by such equipment. Following these two cockamamie chapters, pages 36 through 64 consist of the author's asinine, contrived definitions of`ghostly terminology.' Anyone wishing to know the definition of a word can always consult a dictionary, but this fact, too, seems to have escaped Mr. Jones. Furthermore, he defines `orbs' as `globe-shaped lights of energy caught on film . . . ,' proving the author knows absolutely nothing about photography.
This leaves only enough space for a handful of already well-known ghost stories which, because of the author's use of short, choppy sentences, are difficult to read. Nevertheless, some of the photographs of the haunted locations are mildly interesting.
This is a hardcover book with slick pages, but I advise anyone interested in Yorkshire's ghosts to invest in one of the pamphlet-size books available. They are much more informative and better-written than THE GHOST TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN AND YORKSHIRE.