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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
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Sep 18, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, fiction-classic
Read 2 times. Last read September 18, 2010 to September 21, 2010.

Even when reading this book for the second time the stories are good. Most of the time the ghosts or supernatural beings are not described in any detail or not at all because they stay unseen. Often this is more effective than describing every detail of horror and gore as is often the case with modern ghost/horror stories.

At times the language is old fashioned and often more so because the narrator quotes even older texts.

Personally, I didn't find the stories scary, but I'm not easily scared.

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