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Not what I expected...I thought I'd be getting ghost stories and explanations of dreams...gave up after 36%.,
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This review is from: The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (Kindle Edition)This is just an updated edition of a book originally from 1897, which apparently does not profess to be convincing, but merely to present a collection of evidence.
There weren't really any stories at the start that were scary or overly interesting e.g. a woman dreamed of a pig in the dining room of a palace, and the next morning found one. A man went to post some cheques, returned home and realised that he had not posted one, but couldn't find it, so he thought it might have fallen out with the other envelopes at the post box, so he retraced his steps and there it was (?? simple logic, IMHO). Another couple shared a dream that bees were all over one part of their garden, and the next day found a swarm of wasps there (end of summer wasp anger?). A woman who received some money in some letters, who decided to burn the letters, but then felt an 'invisible hand' on hers as she was about to do so, and looked down to see that she would have been burning the money, ...etc. etc.
There were no definite explanations for the stuff that we dream of that appear to come true, but I am sure that if you had the time and inclination, you would be able to de-bunk the 'mystery' to use the term loosely.
It was also very heavy reading, as the tales are old and told in lengthy formats, and the Kindle version presentation/formatting does not help, so I gave up at around 36%.