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Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions: 10/14/18
Black Cats and Evil Eyes: A Book of Old-Fashioned Superstitions by Chloe Rhodes is a "collection" of the origins of various superstitions. Collection here means dictionary.
I personally was hoping for more analysis — essays on a collection of similar themes or traditions. I wanted to see how similar beliefs come together and maybe trace back core roots.
Instead it's an alphabetized laundry list. Not only that but it's UK centric. The individual entries are written in a rather dismissive tone, implying that if you don't already know the thing you should be ashamed.
Put it simply, this book was a disappointment to read.