David J. Skal
Birth date: June 21, 1952
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(Original Review, 1980-09-28)"Scavengers" by a newcomer named David Skal is good stuff. Maybe a little overheated, but that only shows that there's fire inside. Remember those old experiments where they cut up flatworms and fed them to other flatworms to see if any memories got transferred? (Aside: ...
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 unaw...
This book started out well with the beginning chapter dispelling the myth of dangerous candy during Halloween. It explains why there are such worries about it. To me it seems a lot of it is the media hyping up the idea and of course, there is actual cases of candy that have been messed up. However, ...
Outbreak was readable enough about the release of Ebola virus and enthralling at times. Government and medicine can never be a compatible topic to deal with even in a novel. Overall, it failed to leave a mark of a good book.