Monday, October 13, 2014

{Book Review} Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries by Mark Leslie

Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries
by Mark Leslie
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Released: September 27th 2014
Genre: Non-Fiction- Adult: Paranormal
How I got it: NetGalley

Throughout history, books have inspired, informed, entertained, and enriched us. They have also kept us up through the night, thrilled us, and lured into their endless depths. Tomes of Terror is a celebration and an eerie look at the siren call of literature and the unexplained and fascinating stories associated with bookish locations around the world.

Mark Leslie's latest paranormal page-turner is a compendium of true stories of the supernatural in literary locales, complete with hair-raising first-person accounts. You may even recognize a spectre of your local library lurking in these true stories and photographs. If you have ever felt an indescribable presence hanging about a quiet bookshop, then you’ll enjoy these fascinating and haunting tales.

Review: I found this book interesting, since should I become a ghost I think haunting a library would be my MO. Reading the history of the locations, and why the ghost maybe still lurking around was fascinating. While not all that scary or spine tingling, seriously how scary is a ghost that re-shelves books, I still enjoyed the stories and little notes from the author. The book is filled with stories that are short and right to the point, making for a quick read. I felt the book was well written and researched. I would have liked more pictures, but the ones included were nice. If you are interested in literature and haunted places this is a book to check out.


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