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Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn
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Sep 14, 2011

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bookshelves: spooky, myth

This requires a little bit of patience and imagination because imagery trumps thrills, definitely. Like a lot of ghost stories these end swiftly and unceremoniously and like all oral traditions, they lose a little something in the translation, so be prepared. Still an excellent collection. The essays on insects are really beautiful and the introductory biography essay on Lafcadio Hearn may have been my favorite part. Apparently it's been made into the sweetest looking movie I've never seen.

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