Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ghost and Goosebumps: Ghost Stories, Tall Tales, and Superstitions from Alabama compiled by Jack Solomon and Olivia Solomon

This is a fun book in that it's not pretending to be something that it's not like a lot of books of this type.

You have a lot of paragraph stories of ghost and other strange things from the state of Alabama. The is also history of folk tales and the meaning of them. I found this very enjoyable and even though I know the history of a lot of folk tales it was nice to read it again.

There is a whole section of superstitions which I found very interesting everything thing is covered from how to react to a ghost to how to find your true love.

The last section is called Alabama WPA Folklore. These stories are longer stories than the second part of the book. It is still an interesting read and entertaining.

I really enjoyed the honesty of this book, even if some of the stories are pretty standard, it's still one that I would recommend.

This was published by The University of Georgia Press of Athens, GA in 1994


Brian Guy

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