Book Review: The Haunted Book

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Books
Tags: , , , , ,

haunted book cover

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s