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4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly normal paranormal, 6 Sept. 2000
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena (Paperback)
This Rough Guide special is an overall good effort, but in the end, it comes of as fairly standard supernatural fare. The authors are knowledgeable, but the book is cobbled together from previous efforts (though updated. There are a number of lesser-known incidents and paranormal events to delight in (see the attack of the Smurfs, for one) as well as the bog standard yeti and Nessie bits. While the illustrations are very well chosen, the majority are in PURPLE, cutting their effectiveness and sometimes even obscuring any detail. Purple is the dominant colour here, in hue and prose alike. And an obvious Fortean tone permeates, often become dull as reference after reference is made to the late, great Charles Fort. Great as a starter book on the unexplained, interesting but not essential for the dedicated student of the strange.
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