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Queer Hauntings by Ken Summers
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Oct 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: glbtq
Read in September, 2011

Fascinating to see nontreaditional stories of hauntings, including some famous ones, Lizzie Borden, Rudolph Cakentino, and Piers Gaveston. The chapters are heavy on the history and sscant on the actual paranormal events. The writing can be odd and once in a while the facts are off.. like the man caputred by Nazis during WW I (sic) and a few of the hauntings are not by gay or lesbian ghosts but simply in gay bars. I think my favorite was the ghost in a British pub who likes to fiddle with men's zippers. It is also sad to read stories of people who had to keep love lives under wraps to avoid censure or worse and of lovers parted by death and not allowed to grieve publicly.

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Ken Yes, there were some typos and errors I noticed too late that didn't get fixed in time. Sorry about that! I'm amazed there weren't more considering I had an average of 3 days per story to meet my deadline. I did want to emphasize history over "spook factor" and I know that's not to everyone's taste.

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