Monday, February 1, 2010

Davy Jones' Haunted Locker: Great Ghost Stories of the Sea

Editor: Robert Arthur

First line: A few months ago, as I was working on this book, two ships collided in the fog outside New York Harbor.

Why you should read this book: Sea monsters, ghost ships, hidden treasure, and creeping monsters haunt the pages of this well-rounded collection of spooky stories of ship wrecks, pirates, damned vessels, and courageous sailors. Stories like "The Stone Ship" and "Fire in the Galley Stove" create a sense of horror completely within the realm of possibility, while other pieces drag the willing reader through magical realms. The tale of the Flying Dutchman is represented in two stories, while Davy Jones himself comes to life in an imaginative piece written by the collection's editor, and a number of nautical poems fill in the gaps.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You get seasick.

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