REVIEW: “The Third Kind” by Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin

Review of Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin, “The Third Kind”, Luna Station Quarterly 26 (2016): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

Not many ghost stories pay attention to the metaphysics of ghosts, but Aunt Edith knows all about the three kinds of ghosts, and make sure that Ray, her niece, and Beth, Ray’s best friend, know all about them too, and the ways in which they should — or should not — treat them. It is the three of them, plus Aunt Edith’s friend Mrs. Montoya, who have to exorcise the ghosts living in the old house that used to belong to Aunt Edith’s family.

If you like ghost stories, then you may enjoy this one. I’m rather meh about ghost stories, and so I was rather meh about this one.

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