The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters, by Scott G. Bruce.
Just got this downloaded, really looking forward to it. Came across this at Medievalists, in a short article about how Medieval people dealt with those pesky dead people who refused to stay dead and buried. The cover art, which I think is fabulous, is by Anton Semenov, check out more of their work here.
This will make lovely nighttime reading.
Marcus Ranum says
That cover illustration is awesomesauce! It’d make such an amazing sculpture: dig a hole 40’x40′ 30′ deep and fill it with concrete sculptures like that, looking up…
Oh, I’d like something like that! Definitely check out the rest of the work, it’s amazing.
The book sounds delicious. And the art is appropriately creepy -- will have to delve into the link at a later date, though.
It’s quite disgusting, too. A delight all the way around.
:D Hope you enjoy it!