Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories
Michael Norman & Beth Scott
Tor, 2007 (2003)
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Reviewed by Sally Selvadurai
aunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories
is the third of four volumes in the
series of Americana occult folklore collections
', none of which I had encountered before reading this one. The tales come from all over the United States and Canada, and range in time from historical to modern.
hile the book has been extensively researched by the authors - via interviews, as well as delving into public records and family histories - the writing is slow and rather pedantic, with little
. The stories do not particularly evoke the supernatural or paranormal, but rather seem monotonous, one running into another, all very much the same.
would not recommend
to someone like me, with only a casual interest in ghost stories, but its accounts of haunts and occult occurrences will likely be of interest to serious fans of the genre and of the
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