Thursday, August 6, 2009
Haunted Book Review Thursday (Ok, so today's Friday)
The Big Book of Halloween: Creative & Creepy Projects for Revellers of All Ages
Laura Dover Doran, author
I've had this book for a number of years and it's one of those books that just has a good "feel" to it. This lavishly illustrated book has a menagerie of varied projects, recipes, articles on Halloween aficionados, and a several projects that are actually cool. My personal favorite things are the rural ghost stories that are interspersed throughout and the abundance of trivia. I'm a nerd that way. Yes, there's some things in there that will make you roll your eyes but they are few and far between. Ms. Doran has done a wonderful job of making a family-friendly book that isn't hokey.
If you're looking for a hard core project book that will turn your house into a scream fest or blood bath, this isn't it; this is the book that you look at between making batches of decaying flesh in which you just say ahhhhh, that's nice. It's one of my favorites.