The Cold, Cold Hand: Stories of Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills
ISBN: 1558535438 Global Overview for this book
2 journalers for this copy...
This book was sent to fulfill a birthday wish. I hope its new owner has a wonderful day!
I love ghost stories, and I read a lot of them. Half the time, it's a bit of a disappointment, because the collections are badly written, poorly researched, or deliver questionable ethics.
This, however, was quite close to perfect. Not only do the stories feel very authentic, have named sources, and still preserve an air of "field work" around them (to the point where you can almost "hear" them being told to the authors), but the stories somehow are just right, too. They don't feel like they are oomphed up to be even scarier, nor are there always explanations for why something happened or whose spirit it was that was seen. These are great stories without having been embellished and edited to death, and they preserve the voices of the people who originally told them -- and that makes them more haunting in all senses of the word. Lovely!
I'm looking forward to reading more from these authors and happy that I've been given the "prequel" by another lovely bookcrosser.