Title: Haunts of San Jose
Author: David Lee
Publisher: Schiffer Books 2008
Genre: Nonfiction – Ghost stories
Rating: 2/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Dewey — 100s
How I Got It: Library Loan
More than a million people live in the city of San Jose, and its ghosts reside right alongside the population. These contemporary stories are the result of an extensive quest for ghostly phenomena taking place from one end of the city to the other. Whether it’s a haunted house on Stockton Avenue, the ghost begging for a police officer to find his murderer outside the Japanese Tea Garden, or the ghost in overalls and a cowboy hat at Tres Gringos, on Second Street, the haunts of San Jose will make you shiver as you walk the streets! Now you, too, can visit with these spirits, at your own risk!
Okay, I’ll admit to loving a good ghost story every once in awhile. I love picking up the Haunts of ___ ___ books on places I’ve lived or visit. Yet, this volume was just disappointing. While the actual meat of some of the stories were interesting, the writing and research left much to be desired. It felt more like someone’s short hand notes than a book. Plus, some of the interviews and stories were very thin… Glad I got this from the library and didn’t actually buy it.