Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Suburban Legends by Sam Stall


File Size: 10186 KB
Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (October 1, 2013)
ASIN: B00C8RZHXI {Amazon}
Source: Publisher, in exchange for an honest review


Its a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood.

They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong.

This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. Consider:
     •  The Soccer Mom’s Secret. Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She’s the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. And she has enough murderous secrets to fill a minivan.
     •  Noise Pollution. More than 100 residents of Kokomo, Indiana, claim their small town is under attack by a low-pitched humming sound that erodes health and sanity. Too bad they’re the only ones who can hear it.
     •  Death Takes a Holiday inn. There’s nothing more reassuring than a big chain hotel in a quaint small town—unless it’s the Holiday Inn of Grand Island, New York, where you’ll spend the night with the spirit of a mischievous little girl. 

So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you’ll never look at white picket fences the same way again! {Goodreads}
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There’s something simple and satisfying about Suburban Legends…especially for anyone who is a fan of true-crime, ghost stories, and unexplained happenings.  Stall does an amazing job and conveying the essentials of each entry in a no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek kinda way that makes even the most absurd funny and believable at the same time.

Suburban Legends is a super quick read, with each story being only a few pages, and some even have accompanying pictures!  And who doesn’t love a book that includes pictures???  Several times I found myself lost in the story.  I was drawn to the true-crime the most.  I find that sorta thing fascinating!  So fascinating that I strive to watch Dateline on Friday nights for the whodunits! I guess that makes me a geek of some sort, but I’m cool with that.

There is so much crazy, creepy and confounding in Suburban Legends, that it’ll leave you shaking your head, questioning reality, and gape-jawed at the same time.  Guys, honestly, pick this up.  It’s the perfect read with Halloween just around the corner!

5 Moons


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