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The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses: From Pagan Folklore to Modern Manifestations by Claude Lecouteux

The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses: From Pagan Folklore to Modern Manifestations by Claude Lecouteux

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As someone who is keen on the stories of supernatural phenomena based on true events devoid of media-generated sensationalism, testimonies of mediums (or psychics), or narratives of parapsychologists, I was immediately hooked on The Secret History of Poltergeist and Haunted Houses by Claude Lecouteux, a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne, upon reading the excerpts thereof : it’s a book worth being acclaimed as an unprecedented kind of literature in context of regarding its multidisciplinary approaches to the nature and kinds of poltergeists and various supernatural phenomena based upon historical records as well as cultural accounts gleaned from his exhaustive research on the subject matters. 518 more words

Book Review

Review: Brave

Review for "Brave" by Rose McGowan (2018)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Oh dear, three stars here. And that’s being generous.

I’ve always been a fan of Rose McGowan–I loved her in the films “Scream,” “Jawbreaker,” the tv show “Charmed,” and when I saw that she had written a book I decided to take a peep. 431 more words

Books

Staff Favorites: Get the Guy

Get the Guy: learn secrets of the male mind to find the man you want and the love you deserve by Matthew Hussey

As a college student in Utah Valley, I am constantly surrounded by the pressure to date and get married, date and get married. 125 more words

Nonfiction

The Last Man on the Moon by Eugene Cernan

348 pages, nonfiction

I’ve said for a very long time that I should have studied a little harder in science and math and been an astronaut.  646 more words

Book Review

Blackberries

First off, they’re not black. Really they’re dark blue, or dark purple. Of course you can’t call them blueberries. Purpleberries? The color of a bruise at its worst—fresh blood congealed beneath the surface, angry black and blue. 114 more words

Writing

How to Use Food Metaphor to Tickle Your Readers' Taste Buds

This article is part of the Engaging the Senses series.

As writers, we know how important it is to engage our readers’ senses, but let’s face it, some of our five senses are just easier to tickle than others. 1,535 more words

Novel

"Thing Explainer" by Randall Munroe of xkcd: Nonfiction Book Review

Quick!  Have you ever needed to explain the parts of a cell in aggressively simple language for someone who outright refuses to learn a biology term?  361 more words

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