Saturday, December 31, 2011
Theresa's First eBook Review!
This first eBook review, however, will actually be a double concerning two books that I actually did purchase, from the same author. Unfortunately, as impressed as I was with the Kindle itself, these two books were FAR from impressive.
Both books were by Jeffrey Fisher, and the first one was Haunted Charleston: Famous Haunted Locations of Charleston, WV and I paid $2.99 for it. I ordered this book in a giddy state, since I know Charleston quite well, and was hoping for some unknown new locations to research and possibly contact about an investigation. Instead, what I found was an embarassment. The first entry in the VERY short book was for a location that isn't even IN Charleston! Well, to be fair, it was in Charleston, SOUTH CAROLINA! Slightly perturbed, I continued reading, only to find few paragraphs worth of a few additional haunted locations. At best, the information was incomplete; at worst, it was downright erroneous in many cases. It was if the author simply cut and pasted from Shadowlands, then added in a few additional "facts" off the top of his head.
Unfortunately, I bought the second book before I had read the first. This one, by the same author, I paid $4.99 for, and it was entitled Haunted West Virginia: Haunted Locations of WV. Again, a severe disappointment. For the price, there were only a handful of sites listed, and little to no historical background. This person does have a third book about WV out, and I'm tempted to purchase it just to see how it stacks up against these other two.
I really hate to start off my first ebook review with such a negative experience, and I promise that in the near future, my reviews will be of a happier nature. However, I cannot ethically recommend the above-mentioned books to ANYONE, lol. This author literally has hundreds of similar titles, and all the customer reviews I found basically say the same thing as I did. If you want to read about haunted locations in West Virginia, complete with ACCURATE historical information, look no further than Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State!