Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review: Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger

Published October 27, 2015 by Scribner
Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger is a collection of short horror stories by various authors. It was released October 27, 2015. If you like ghost stories,  then this collection is for you. The tales are quirky, offbeat, and sometimes humorous.

Like most anthologies, some of the stories are going to sit better with some readers than others. Even though it is a classic, I disliked Poe's The Black Cat. I did like the editor's original story Secret Life, with Cats. Some of the other authors in the anthology include Ray Bradbury, Saki, A.S. Byatt, and Neil Gaiman. Not all of the authors are known for writing ghost stories, but most of the stories show that they did an admirable job of writing them. All of the stories seem to revolve around the theme of home and what happens at home or in a house. And the majority of the stories are told in a quiet sort of voice.

For me, this was a 4-star anthology. I liked more of the stories than I disliked. Unfortunately, the ones that I disliked were near the beginning of the book and I almost didn't give it a chance. I found when I went back to reading it that it was worth the time.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.