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The Old Weird South Paperback – December 4, 2012
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Other adventures abound in this eclectic collection of short fiction that fits, one way or another, under the banner titular idea - OLD WEIRD SOUTH.
My two favorites are "Ghost Dog of Georgia" by Camille Alexa and "Murdock" by Chris Dezarn, and I enjoyed them for very different reasons. Alexa's story is about a ghost dog that saves people with each story revolving around fire and smoke. Dezarn's story is a bit creepier and has a deeper meaning about greed and sacrifice.
In my mind, there was only one story that didn't quite fit in with the others and that was the last, "Florida Natural." It's a story of violence and mayhem that's all based off a goofy orange juice commercial from 2006. The source material is too obscure and the story that it inspires is just a bit too "out there" for me, but hey, that's just me. It might be someone else's favorite.
If you're into ghost stories or southern lit, I suggest picking this title up. It is a great addition to any library and good for a quick read or to just pick up when the mood for something odd or spooky strikes. This book would be a perfect book to leave for guests in the many rental cabins that dot the Southern Appalachian area.