Monday, June 22, 2015

Guide To The World's Supernatural Places

Guide To The World's Supernatural Places

Adult nonfiction
Two of the concepts I never expected to find united on one book
cover were the supernatural and the National Geographic Society. So
when I saw Sarah Bartlett's Guide To The World's Supernatural Places
under that venerable imprint with a promise to take the reader to over
250 spine-chilling destinations, I was hooked and ready to be quite
What you'll notice first are probably the magnificent
illustrations that adorn each and every page. The photographs range
from breathtakingly beautiful to eerie to downright creepy. In one of
the scariest, juxtaposing childhood innocence with the macabre, doll
parts in various stages of decay are nailed to trees. Very detailed
drawings depict quite convincingly beings of legend and their
sometimes quite horrific activities.
The stories around the spine-chilling destinations, whether
handed down through generations or documented in the not-so-distant
past, really live up to the promise of the cover. This is a book you
can either devour cover to cover like I did last night or skim
selectively. The chapters are composed thematically. You can go
right to vampire haunts or UFO hot spots. Within each chapter
locations are predictable enough you can easily find geographic areas
of specific interest. You can even find hints on the best times to
visit many of these locations...
...if you dare!!!
On a personal note, I was overjoyed last night when the Veazie voters
turned down the school budget 222-93. Now we school committee folks
have another chance to put together a school budget the town council
won't canibalize. Hopefully that is possible.
A great big shout out goes out to all the Veazie voters who acted to
protect our children and school.
Julia Emily Hathaway

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