ghostly recommendations request
rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Apr 11 13:04:49 EDT 2005
hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk wrote:
> If she wants 'old-fashioned', you can't do better than the ghost
> stories of M.R. James, I think ('Ghost Stories of an Antiquary' and
> its sequel). Or if she already knows those, there are the similar (but
> not quite as good) ones of E.F. Benson, which range nicely from the
> horrific to the merely eerie. (I think he does one or two vampires,
> but they're in a minority.)
Of course with Benson, you want to be sure you pick the right books.
Lucia books are excellent, but not actually scary. Unless, I suppose,
you find Mapp horrifying.
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