Reviews - What do customers think about Tall Tales And Superstitions Of A West Virginia Mountain Girl?
Good Campfire Stories Jun 12, 2004
I thought the stories in this book would make good campfire stories. I liked the fact that these events really happened. I think we all have a ghost story or two. I found the saying and superstitions neat. A short read, but enjoyable.
disappointed Jun 11, 2004
I found this book disappointing. The author failed to use the colloquial terms of the time and the ghost stories really weren't ghost stories. They were actually stories told by relatives which were very shallow and not well described or developed. An easy read....about 15 minutes....to easy.
Captivating Jun 7, 2004
This book is set in the mountains of West Virginia in the early 1930's. The book describes how rural the comunity is and how poor this particular family was. This family has unexplained events happen to them; like one of the stories tells how a man has a premonition of his own death. There are sayings, old wives tales and superstitions throughout the book. The book also includes information on things you should say or things you should do if you see a spirit. Many interesting mountain beliefs. Also the book has pictures included of this family. You feel you get to know this family. There are directions to the places where these strange occurances happened. I enjoyed reading this book. I recommend it to anyone who likes to read about superstitons or true stories.
Tall tales and Superstitions of a West Virginia Mountain Gi May 23, 2004
Since I am from WV. and heard stories at My Dad'd knee I certainlly loved this book. I bring back many fond memories before TV. I certainlly enjoyed her rendition of the tales she wove so well in her book. Thanks Diana, for making lots of memories come alive.
A knowadgle for every one May 7, 2004
This book tells some riveting information on life of a West Virginia family. True stories of their life experiences with ghosts and the superstitions that were born. This book took me back into time. A great read. Something that every library must have!