14,765 book reviews and counting...

Books in the Media Update

This website is no longer being updated; theBookseller.com is the home of all books related-content and will continue to be updated with regular articles about books featured in the media. Thank you for using this website, and we hope you join us on theBookseller.com.

Blithe Spirits: An Imaginative History of the Poltergeist Reviews

Blithe Spirits: An Imaginative History of the Poltergeist by S. D. Tucker

Blithe Spirits: An Imaginative History of the Poltergeist

S. D. Tucker

Score pending

1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Amberley Publishing
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 15 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781445667287

Covering and analyzing a wide global selection of reported poltergeist phenomena through history, literature and society.

4 stars out of 5
21 Mar 2020

"it exists in a truly out of the ordinary netherworld of amiable smut and arch silliness"

Blithe Spirits works at several levels, none of them very high. To describe this book as unintentional comic genius would perhaps be over-generous; but personally I was happy to get away from the fact-based universe of Descartes and McKinsey, and from flygskam and viruses — even if it is an escape to deranged anecdotalism and lavatory jokes.

Reviews