18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Really, really poor.,
This review is from: Haunted London Underground (Paperback)
I bought this in spite of a couple of bad reviews that warned me about how poorly written it was. I was ready to put up with it, I thought. I love ghost stories and I had heard some really good ones about the London Underground. How bad can it be? The answer is really, really bad. It's not that the style is mediocre or the grammar poor (which it is). It's as if it was written by somebody who does not care about ghosts, ghost stories and, heck, stories themselves! This is not story-telling, it's story-spoiling! As if the authors decided to start telling the thing right at the point where it will make it completely uninteresting and unnecessary to read any more. On top of that, has anybody bothered editing or, indeed, reading this before it went to printing? Repetitions, scrambled grammar, disastrous punctuation, you name it, this book has it. I don't think I've read anything worse. And I love picking up unknown paperbacks at charity shops!
So, let's say you love ghosts, or ghost stories, and you have heard there are some really good ones about the London Underground. How bad can this be? As somebody who was exactly where you are now, trust me, look somewhere else. This is just as bad as it gets.
(And before anybody jumps to criticise my grammar, spelling, style or anything else, please forgive me, I'm not a born English-speaker.)