45 review for Ghost Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    This was a real mixed bag of stories. I was hoping for a lot more spookiness, a lot more horror, but the stories didn't really take me down that route all the time. There was sweetness and happiness and grief, but also proper horror and scares, so I guess ghost stories come in all shapes and forms. But there were just so many stories that didn't do it for me, and some of the best ones were ones I was already quite familiar with. Still, not a bad way to spend part of spooky season! This was a real mixed bag of stories. I was hoping for a lot more spookiness, a lot more horror, but the stories didn't really take me down that route all the time. There was sweetness and happiness and grief, but also proper horror and scares, so I guess ghost stories come in all shapes and forms. But there were just so many stories that didn't do it for me, and some of the best ones were ones I was already quite familiar with. Still, not a bad way to spend part of spooky season!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

    Don’t judge this book by its dust jacket. Somehow the aggressive cat on the dust jacket lowered my expectations of this collection substantially; it just looked like a book where you’d read four-fifths of the stories in other anthologies. Instead, this stout volume overruns with a well-chosen array of lesser-seen and really wonderful ghost stories. Although a few are familiar (Henry James’ “The Friends of Friends” and M.R. James’ “‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,’” for example), most o Don’t judge this book by its dust jacket. Somehow the aggressive cat on the dust jacket lowered my expectations of this collection substantially; it just looked like a book where you’d read four-fifths of the stories in other anthologies. Instead, this stout volume overruns with a well-chosen array of lesser-seen and really wonderful ghost stories. Although a few are familiar (Henry James’ “The Friends of Friends” and M.R. James’ “‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,’” for example), most of the tales — stories by Katherine Mansfield, Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Bowen, Vladimir Nabokov, Eudora Welty, and Alison Lurie, to name several — were new to me. Only two of the stories are what I consider over-anthologized: The Monkey’s Paw and The Open Window (both excellent classics that are chilling and delightful respectively). Recommended! And, beneath The dust jacket is a very nice and suitably old-looking fabric hard cover. :)

  3. 5 out of 5

    J. Wiltz

    You can read my full review of "Ghost Stories" at: https://thosesentences.wordpress.com/... You can read my full review of "Ghost Stories" at: https://thosesentences.wordpress.com/...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Crump

  5. 5 out of 5

    Oana Marangoci

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sara

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Hollins

  8. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  9. 5 out of 5

    Annie

  10. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

  11. 4 out of 5

    Giulia Baleno

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anne

  13. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sanni

  15. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nick Boldy

  17. 5 out of 5

    Eko

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty Barnes

  19. 5 out of 5

    Louise

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rayne

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tyler Pearre

  22. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Springate

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carla

  24. 4 out of 5

    Javi Ricaño

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Julia

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel Tranter

  28. 4 out of 5

    Steve Newton

  29. 4 out of 5

    Josh Brace

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  31. 5 out of 5

    Charles

  32. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

  33. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

  34. 5 out of 5

    Nada

  35. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

  36. 5 out of 5

    Stetrikk

  37. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

  38. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

  39. 4 out of 5

    Jim Tharp

  40. 5 out of 5

    Katie

  41. 4 out of 5

    Club de lecture

  42. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

  43. 5 out of 5

    Holly

  44. 5 out of 5

    Ann

  45. 5 out of 5

    Kat Hoskins

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