Loren's Reviews > Ghosthunter: A Journey through Haunted France

Ghosthunter by Simon Marsden
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Dec 31, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: morbid-books
Read in November, 2012

I bought it for Marsden's luminous infrared photos, but the text is thoroughly enjoyable in itself. He traveled alone around France, seeking out haunted castles, woods, and graveyards, where he hoped to have spooky encounters in several places he got so creeped out that he had to pack up and leave without fully exploring. I loved those bits.

I felt like he could have gone into the travel memoir side of the book even more. I wanted to hear about his adventures and the people he met along the way, some of whom seemed to have been great storytellers. I wish he'd included more of his references, too, so that I could find more depth to some of the ghost stories he relates.

He's inspired me to want to visit Carcasonne and learn more about the Albigensian crusade, though.
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