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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

Book Review

Have you heard of these cool classics with a zombie twist? First we had had Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (which is a New York Times Best Seller) and now Steve Hockensmith has written the prequel to Jane Austen’s “zombinated” classic novel.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls is the third Quirk Classic. This book is not based on an original Austen work, but it does stay true to the characters she created and gives Hockensmith an opportunity to fully demonstrate his creative genius.

Description of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls from the Publisher:

With more than one million copies in print, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009. A best seller on three continents, PPZ has been translated into 21 languages and optioned to become a major motion picture.

In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth-century …

March 6th, 2010 by Caretaker 

Old Louisville Ghosts

When I was 16 and still in high school and certainly not thinking of ghosts or anything paranormal, I found myself living in a very old house with my father, stepmother and baby brother, he was just a newborn. I remember when I first moved in I thought it would be cool cause the house was over a hundred years old, made of brick, seven bedrooms, a library, a master and a servants stairwell and a huge cellar. The house was beautiful, one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen .

Well it all started about a week after I had settled in. Like I said I was going to school and not looking for the house to be haunted at all I was a true skeptic anyway. I was asleep one night and was awakened to my bed being shaken very hard at the foot of my bed and I jumped up and thought it was my …

December 10th, 2009 by Caretaker 

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

November 5th, 2009 by Caretaker 

Field Guide to Ghosts

Book Review

The Weiser Field Guide to Ghosts

Apparitions, Spirits, Spectral Lights, and Other Hauntings of History and Legend

I just finished reading a book called The Weiser Field Guide to Ghosts by Raymond Buckland. The book is set up like a dictionary with main categories of different types of “Apparitions, Spirits, Spectral Lights, and Other Hauntings of History and Legend”.

Even though it is essentially a reference guide it still makes for some good “sit back” reading. This book is full of interesting facts and stories about everything from ancestral ghosts to animal ghosts, battlefield ghosts to Biblical ghosts, monsters to spectral lights and much more about the strange world around us. The index is great so you can look up info whenever you need it.

At the end of the book is a section that gives advice and tips on how to be a succesful paranormal investigator. Sections on cameras and photography, sound recording (attempting to capture EVPs), …
September 18th, 2009 by Caretaker 

Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift

September 12th, 2009 by Caretaker 

The Little Girl in the Window: A True Ghost Story

February 17th, 2009 by Caretaker 

Stingy Jack By R. Scott Taylor

Professional thief, Adam Beesler has seven days to pull off a multi-million dollar jewel heist. Before he can accomplish his goal, he’ll meet an attractive art dealer, deal with a pushy mentor/partner, speak with a dead Irish rogue and face the Devil himself.

“Stingy Jack” is two stories in one: Adam’s tale of modern day Boston is tinged with the ghostly Jack O’Keeffe’s tales of 17th century Ireland.

Jack tells the younger thief how he came to be one of the emerald isle’s best thieves before being brought down in his 40′s. He will also reveal to Adam what became of him after death.

All the while, the clock ticks down the seconds to the final score.

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October 22nd, 2007 by Caretaker 
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