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25 Icelandic Ghost Stories by Jón R. Hjálmarsson
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it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, short-stories, own-physical, 2019

I bought this book on a trip to Iceland. The people there are really into ghosts and fairies and other legends, so I had high expectations. I was disappointed.

It was objectively awful. Each "story" was more of a collection of information about a ghost. There was no beginning, middle, and end, and the lack of narrative form made it awful to read. Most sections read more like the genealogy passages in the Bible, Jonbegat James begat Deborah. And many of the names, due to Icelandic naming conventions, were hard to keep straight. I often felt like I was missing connections between stories because of the similar names.
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Reading Progress

September 29, 2019 – Started Reading
September 29, 2019 – Shelved
September 29, 2019 – Shelved as: short-stories
September 29, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
September 30, 2019 – Shelved as: own-physical
October 1, 2019 –
page 18
14.29% "Read story #2 for poetober day 1."
October 2, 2019 –
page 27
21.43%
October 3, 2019 –
page 33
26.19%
October 17, 2019 –
page 63
50.0%
October 17, 2019 –
page 76
60.32%
October 23, 2019 –
page 86
68.25%
October 29, 2019 –
page 100
79.37%
October 30, 2019 –
page 106
84.13%
October 31, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
October 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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