A book review from The Movie Snob.
Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales, by Russell Kirk (2004). I know of Russell Kirk mainly as an eccentric founding father of modern American conservatism and as the author of the 1953 classic The Conservative Mind. But he apparently has a reputation as an author of ghost stories and gothic tales, so I gave this anthology a try. The stories are strange—very religious in sensibility, and not really scary. I didn’t care for the first few, but I thought they got better as they went along. It isn’t Steven King or H.P. Lovecraft, but if you like weird fiction you might conceivably find this volume interesting.