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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Paperback – January 9, 2001
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The stories vary greatly in subject and style: slaves atempt to escape rather than be sold off, or they invoke ancient voodoo rituals to punish a cruel master. A callous bus driver gets a ghostly brand of justice; an old pullman porter tries to cheat death aboard the 11:59; a man uses ESP to try to
save his family. A distraught mother encounters a sasquatch; a little girl has an unreasonable terror of a monster in the chicken coop, and more.
My personal favorite presentsa Nigerian legend about the Dark Women who tried to cheat a goddess; they exist solely to trick unwary moderns into inviting them into their homes, where they wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting tenants who naively think they are safe in the 90's. Only the Gingi can protect these hapless souls from such vindictive spirits. Like Dracula lore, which insists that the victim must cross the threshhold of his own free will, the evil visitor must receive an invitation before entering. An entertaining and chilling anthology--for those with a premonition of disaster. There are no references to Halloween, yet this book makes for perfect October reading. Are you brave enough to finish it? BOO!
Not only are the stories imaginative, the unique illustrations add to the mood the tales create so that you will become completey absorbed.
This book is a terrific example of the power of words. The stories manage to be simple enough for a child to understand their deeper meanings, but also manage to cut to the core of any adult reader. The illustrations by Brian Pinkney do an excellent job of complementing the unique writing style of McKissack who does a stellar job at personalizing these supernatural tales.
Every once and a while, we all need to sit down with a cleverly written masterpiece. I strongly urge all of you out there to buy this book and absorb the knowledge it has within it.
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Great stories, with lessons taught. Just the right length for those of us with short attention spans.Published 5 months ago by Lenora Babb
If you enjoy a good scary ghost story, this is a book for you. The book has a Southern African-American culture theme with most stories taken place prior to the 1960's. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susie
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book of tall tales of the supernatural. The author's style of writing and describing the characters captivated my attention throughout!Published 10 months ago by Jacinda R. Gill
I highly recommend this book. It was given to me by an inner city school teacher who knows my interest in the supernatural and my interest in folklore. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nom de Plume
I purchased this book out of childhood nostalgia. The Kindle price was very reasonable, and I remembered how frequently I read this book when it was on the bookshelf of my 4th... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Megan
These stories are unique and interesting. Each had my mind captured to learn a little bit of history folklore. GreatPublished 24 months ago by angela early