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Halloween: The History of America’s Darkest Holiday

Halloween: The History of America’s Darkest Holiday - David J. Skal description

Parts of this one I found fascinating. Other parts bored me to tears. I enjoyed the history of Halloween, Jack-o-Lanterns, Haunted Houses etc Sometimes though the author would go off on these tangents about gay rights, or 9/11 which he connects to Halloween by the thinnest of strings.

I was also unaware that this book is over a decade old and had been out of print for 13 years. I assumed I was getting a recently published (or soon to be published) book. I guess that is more my fault for not checking out this title more thoroughly before I requested it.

Overall though, a fairly interesting read.