Book Review: The Haunted Book

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Books
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Mark Gatiss says that this book is “gripping, twisted and devilishly enjoyable” but, since it’s written by his League of Gentlemen comrade Jeremy Dyson, you’d expect him to.  The Haunted Book contains ten ghost stories linked by a subtle meta-narrative.  Don’t expect outright horror: I found one story to be genuinely creepy, while most of the others were either atmospheric or vaguely unsettling. The period stories work rather well, but a couple of the mid-book pieces and the meta-story feel like filler. Despite this, the variety and imagination on offer make The Haunted Book a reasonably engaging read. 3/5


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