Guestbook: Ghost Stories

Guestbook: Ghost Stories

What haunts us? What can?t we let go of? A tennis prodigy collapses after his wins, crediting them to an invisible, not entirely benevolent presence, until one day he vanishes. A series of ghosts appear at their former bedsides, some distraught, some fascinated, to witness their unfamiliar occupants. A woman returns from a visit to Alcatraz with an uncomfortable feeling. T What haunts us? What can?t we let go of? A tennis prodigy collapses after his wins, crediting them to an invisible, n...

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Title:Guestbook: Ghost Stories
Author:Leanne Shapton
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:Guestbook: Ghost Stories
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:303 pages pages

Guestbook: Ghost Stories Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 05, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

  • Judy Ann
    Mar 16, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

  • Kelsey
    Mar 27, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Apr 22, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

    This is definitely an experimental collection. Many stories are told in pictures only. Some are vintage clothing listings! My favorite was the story of "Blue Byron." All of them are haunting in their own ways. ...

    I love everything Leanne Shapton does, so I am really powerless to review it. She entwines the visual with the ephemeral with beautiful language and creates a story out of the mists. Recommended for Shapton fans and for readers who don't mind shadowy narrative. ...

  • Clementine
    Apr 10, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

    This is definitely an experimental collection. Many stories are told in pictures only. Some are vintage clothing listings! My favorite was the story of "Blue Byron." All of them are haunting in their own ways. ...

    I love everything Leanne Shapton does, so I am really powerless to review it. She entwines the visual with the ephemeral with beautiful language and creates a story out of the mists. Recommended for Shapton fans and for readers who don't mind shadowy narrative. ...

    not at all about narrative ? this one is almost a scrapbook of projects and ideas, photography and ghosts. I found it very compelling and even genuinely creepy at times, even though I wished for more story. ...

    Truly bizarre and brilliant ...

  • James Taber
    Apr 05, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

    This is definitely an experimental collection. Many stories are told in pictures only. Some are vintage clothing listings! My favorite was the story of "Blue Byron." All of them are haunting in their own ways. ...

    I love everything Leanne Shapton does, so I am really powerless to review it. She entwines the visual with the ephemeral with beautiful language and creates a story out of the mists. Recommended for Shapton fans and for readers who don't mind shadowy narrative. ...

    not at all about narrative ? this one is almost a scrapbook of projects and ideas, photography and ghosts. I found it very compelling and even genuinely creepy at times, even though I wished for more story. ...

    Truly bizarre and brilliant ...

    A very strange book, and I have to admit that I understood very little of it. What I did get, though, was beautiful and haunting. Something tells me this will linger with me for a while. ...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Jul 02, 2018

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

  • Izabela
    Apr 08, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

    This is definitely an experimental collection. Many stories are told in pictures only. Some are vintage clothing listings! My favorite was the story of "Blue Byron." All of them are haunting in their own ways. ...

  • Sian Lile-Pastore
    Apr 21, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

  • Drew
    Mar 23, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

  • Kelly
    Mar 07, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

  • Krista
    Apr 01, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

  • Timothy Deer
    Apr 25, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

  • Vikki VanSickle
    Mar 23, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

  • Callum McAllister
    Apr 09, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

  • Nancy
    Apr 29, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

  • Chris Haak
    Mar 25, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

  • Rebecca
    Apr 27, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

  • Zoe
    Feb 19, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

  • Jane Night
    Apr 24, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

  • Erika Schoeps
    May 18, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

  • n
    Apr 24, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

    What a strange and creepy book! Not what I expected, but definitely creative and affecting. Reading these stories, paired with the images, did bring up the same feelings as hearing a ghost story around a campfire. I did love also that in one story, a character tried to talk about ghost...

    This is a quick read, but I was compelled to reexamine each piece over and over. Like a ghost story, at first glance they were unsettling. Upon further thought, the text and illustrations or photos came together in a different way to reveal new layers to the experience. I received an A...

    This is definitely an experimental collection. Many stories are told in pictures only. Some are vintage clothing listings! My favorite was the story of "Blue Byron." All of them are haunting in their own ways. ...

    I love everything Leanne Shapton does, so I am really powerless to review it. She entwines the visual with the ephemeral with beautiful language and creates a story out of the mists. Recommended for Shapton fans and for readers who don't mind shadowy narrative. ...

    not at all about narrative ? this one is almost a scrapbook of projects and ideas, photography and ghosts. I found it very compelling and even genuinely creepy at times, even though I wished for more story. ...

  • Enid Wray
    May 04, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

  • Leslie
    Mar 06, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

  • Alyssa Staples
    Apr 22, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

  • Joe
    Apr 21, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...

    Many thanks to Penguin Random House for the ARC. This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time. I picked it up thinking WTF?? and then couldn't put it down. I don't think the blurb does the book justice, but then again, I can't think of a way to adequately describe the...

    A fascinating collection of stories, some paranormal, some ghostly, some whimsically haunting. The brilliant layouts, photos, and illustrations bring each piece to life. This is a collection you will want to hold in your hand and explore with reflective (reading it digitally still ...

    A half-written, half-illustrated-with-drawings-and-photos art book that succeeds best when linear (the story of tennis pro Billy Wilmington being haunted by his imaginary friend Walter - so creepy) and less so when it?s illustrations accompanied by vague lines of description (I know ...

  • Ingrid Contreras
    Apr 27, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

  • Delany Holcomb
    Jan 01, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

  • James Beggarly
    Jan 18, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

  • Rhiannon Watkins
    Mar 17, 2019

    BOO! this book had been on my radar ever since i?d seen it pop up, prior to its release, on a few different horror-focused book lists. since i am always on the lookout for off-kilter horror, i snatched it up the week it came out and was instantly struck by what a beautiful, th...

    I was home, visiting my parents for the weekend with my daughter, Alice. My parents were happy to see her and gave Alice toys to play with that I'd never seen before ? old dolls and plastic baskets. When I asked where they had come from, my father said they had found them in the free...

    5+ out of 5. Surprisingly frightening, full of imagination-stoking fragments or tales that light up the darker corners of your mind for just long enough to wonder if you're really alone there. Some of the more traditional stories have their own strengths -- a tennis prodigy whose u...

    A haunting, shimmering treat. Weighs heavy on the heart. ...

    Leanne shapton: a legend ...

    This is the weirdest book I?ve ever encountered and I think I might have hallucinated the whole thing, including the fact that Martha Stewart told me to read it. Couldn?t put it down but maybe that was sleep paralysis in waking form. An extra star for how the book smelled. ...

    As a printmaker, historian, and bookseller, this book brought together everything I enjoy and adore and fit inside the binding of a book. This work flows like a museum and is curated so carefully with its stories that it performs for itself. An enchanting read! ...

    Strange, dark and wonderful! ...

    Weird, strange and eerie. Beautiful book ...

    A thought-provoking visual delight that contemplates the many ways that people or places can be haunted. Something meaty to ponder and dwell over on a lazy afternoon. ...

    Disclosure: I won an advance reading copy of this title in a Goodreads giveaway. The issue with museums as a novel-loving person is that you rely on the captions. Enjoyment is tempered by a lack of context. I say this in the third person because I'm confident I'm not the only perso...

    "Ghosts. Not ghost stories" -- a perfect line for a haunting book. What one might think is a book about ghost stories, it's really an exploration of the ghosts in every day life. That loneliness and haunted feeling a person can have, almost unexplainable. Filled with moments of lush wr...

    Haunting, beautiful, minimal, innovative, quietly terrifying. Utilizes text, photography and artwork to provide small glimpses into the lives (and afterlives?) of people, places, and things. Enjoyed every page of this book and will be reading again. ...

    I cannot love this book enough. It?s an art piece. Compulsive, moving, and oh yes, haunting. ...

    I am not leaving a star rating because I couldnt finish this book. I recieved it from a goodreads giveaway and am grateful the publisher sent it to me. Unfortunately I found this book super confusing. It did have lovely pictures but I def was completely lost with rest of it. ...

    Maybe this makes me lowbrow but putting words to pictures in mostly nonsensical ways doesn't make for great literature or even a fairly interesting read. I am amazed about the positive hype in the reviews for this book. I do think this author is a brilliant artist though. The ability t...

    I was disapointed in this book because I do like ghost and paranormal stories. . It is mostly photographs, very little writing in depth. I would have enjoyed it more if the stories had been written from beginning to end. As an example if I went into a bookstore looking for books. I wou...

    Such a curious book of non-traditional ghost stories, told with drawings, pictures and sparse writing. If you can enter the spirit of how the work is presented, you can find many rich rewards. ...

    Well that was interesting! From start to finish - beginning with the cover itself - this book is high conceptual art. It?s like visiting a whole bunch of hip contemporary art gallery installations in the comfort of your own home. These are not stories - and certainly not ?ghost ...

    I won an ARC copy of this book in a giveaway. All opinions are my own. 2.75-3* This book was very... strange. I went into it expecting something along the lines of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that isn't what it is in the least. It might just be because I'm not used t...