- File Size: 1862 KB
- Print Length: 101 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Foster House Publishing (November 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 19, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FSHYHS6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #481,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
BOO! A collection of true ghost stories Kindle Edition
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As she accurately explains in her introduction to this brief tour of spooky spaces, the included narratives are not intended to be bone-chilling horror stories à la Stephen King. Indeed, unlike fictional stories that might be dismissed as merely the fevered imaginings of their authors, the "true" ghost stories contained in this volume derive their creepy quotient from their potential plausibility.
The PG-ratable nature of these stories is due in part from the fact that many of them were staples of the author's high school teaching days in which her classroom became specter central for one day each year just before Halloween when she and her students shared macabre memories of hauntings and the like. Mrs. Cooke's otherworldly offerings now live on in another realm - that of the written word.
Personally I'm neither a believer in ghosts nor a debunker of such beliefs. My most persuasive encounter with a would-be phantom turned out not to be the spirit of a girlfriend's deceased dad, but rather the noisy automatic ice-maker in her refrigerator's freezer. But just because ghosts avoid me pretty much like living people do hasn't convinced me they don't exist. In fact, Boo! contains enough entertaining yet persuasive anecdotes of ghosts and their bewildering behavior that even skeptics might scare up some reasons to believe.