Book Review: The Big Book of Ghost Stories

By Otto Penzler

Halloween, a time when the veil between the words is at its thinnest,  is just around the corner and if we did our math right, this book is jam packed with enough classic horror and otherworldly stories to keep you having nightmares through the month of October.

First of all, we have to say that The Big Book of Ghost Stories isn’t your standard B-grade cheese. This book contains more than 1,000 pages of haunting tales from a century’s worth of amazing authors including Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, Will Cather and Joyce Carol Oates, all chosen by  Edgar Award-winning editor and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, Otto Penzler.


If you’ve ever owned a Norton Anthology, consider this the spirited version.

From the mind-bending to the chilling, this collection of short stories coupled with eerie vintage illustrations is a must-have for the nightstand.

The only thing that can make it better is a flashlight under the covers.

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