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This review is from: A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof (Hardcover)
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Although this book is certainly a readable collection of information on the subject, I found it to be quite hard to get into initially. At times I'd be sitting eager to read about the ghosts and the events that took place with the ghosts in question, but instead be reading up to four or five pages of description about the area the author has visited and who he visited the area with but then perhaps only a sentence or two about the actual ghost itself (most peculiar). At times, I felt a lot of paragraphs were long-winded and took too long to get to what I really wanted to read about (by which time I was bored). May just be me, though.
If you're interested on famous ghost hunters (Harry Price for example) then this book offers a little background on their origins and theories, as well as explains about the types of ghost and what their hauntings/appearances might be caused by (from a scientific view, people might find this a little more interesting than those of us who just like spooky things).
It's not the most fascinating book on the subject I've read on the subject, and it's not 'unputdownable', but it makes for some light reading before bedtime.