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Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

by Roald Dahl

Rated: Mild

Roald Dahl, in preparation for a television series he was helping create, did in-depth research on ghost stories. In the introduction for this book he wrote, “After a tremendous amount of scuttling around … I managed to collect just about every ghost story that had ever been written.”

After reading the first 50 stories, Dahl was shocked to find that most were “so bad it was difficult to finish.” But eventually, he happened upon several great ones, so great, in fact, that this collection was the result: 14 of his favorite ghost stories by such authors as E. F. Benson, Rosemary Timperley and Edith Wharton.

A thrilling and interesting read, perfect for the ghost-story enthusiast.

Rated: Mild for occasional foul language, mild violence and scary themes.

— Reviewed by Teri Harman

Teri Harman is an author, reader and book enthusiast. Her young adult novel, Blood Moon, was published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2013. She writes a biweekly column, Book Matters, for ksl.com and also contributes a monthly book segment to KSL’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5.

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  • Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
  • by Roald Dahl
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Fiction
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