What are the best urban legends books?

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    #1Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid is an extraordinary anthology written by Jan Harold Brunvand that collects the scariest urban legends of the history! It's a very interesting read for those who like this kind of tales.


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    Kevin Chen
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "You've undoubtedly heard some of these "true" stories that very definitely happened to a friend of a friend of a friend, but if you've not read any of Jan Harold Brunvand's books about where they come from and what they really tell us, this volume of the scarier tales is a good place to start. Part spooky tale told around a campfire, part lesson in modern folklore, urban legends are both fun and instructive when told by the master, as Brunvand is."
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    #2Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

    Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

    Encyclopedia of Urban Legends is an entertaining book written by Jan Harold Brunvand that offers you all the answers about urban legends.The text includes at least 400 myths!


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    Pamela Parker
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is a great resource for wonderful stories of myths, and gives some insight into how they came about. The context for the stories is truly interesting."
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    #3The Creepypasta Collection

    The Creepypasta Collection
    The Creepypasta Collection by Vincent V. Cava is an exceptional book that gathers several horror tales full of suspense and mystery. It's the right option for anyone who wants some fear in its life.


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    Lauren Little
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Big Book of Urban Legends: 200 True Stories, Too Good to be True! Paperback – January 1, 1995. This collection of strange and bizarre anecdotal tales drawn (ostensibly) from real life contains 200 stories that have circulated across metropolitan areas--all invariably sworn to be true."
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    #4Picture Yourself Legend Tripping

    Picture Yourself Legend Tripping
    Picture Yourself Legend Tripping by Jeff Belanger is a complete guide especially written for those who love things related to the paranormal world. It's an amazing book full of ghosts and mystery urban legends!

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    Heather Watkins
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Picture Yourself Legend Tripping is a perfect introduction for things paranormal. It covers a lot in 240 pages. Although it's not only for urban legends and covers things like ghosts, UFO's, and ancient mysteries, it is a decent read about many things paranormal. Who doesn't love a fun book that scares you just a little bit?!"
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    #5Creepy Urban Legends (Scary Stories)

    Creepy Urban Legends (Scary Stories)
    Creepy Urban Legends, by Tim O' Shei, is a compilation of stories about mysteries and horror. The tales are accompanied by fear facts and amazing illustrations.


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    Gregory Chapman
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "One of my favorite urban legends is about the alligators who live in the sewers of New York City. I first heard that story as a kid and was so creeped out that I began searching for other, similar stories. This book scratched that creepiness itch and left my skin crawling at night. I still get random dreams of some of these stories!"
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    #6Too Good to Be True

    Too Good to Be True

    Too Good to Be True is an entertaining book written by Jan Harold Brunvand that revolves around urban legends. The text includes 74 illustrations!


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    Diya Venkatesan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This leaves me knowing the theme of the book but not much else. I don't think most people would care about the illustrations. Explain how long these stories are or how they make you feel."
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    #7The Big Book of Urban Legends

    The Big Book of Urban Legends

    The Big Book of Urban Legends, by Jan Harold Brunvand, provides you with a huge collection of 200 mystery tales. In its pages, you can find incredible illustrations!


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    Donna Ramirez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Urban Legends is an awesome book filled with dozens of urban legends that you've heard over the years. A bunch of ones that you have never heard. All of them will keep you entertained in the great myths, and legends that we have passed on over the past couple centuries."
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    #8The Old Gods Waken

    The Old Gods Waken
    The Old Gods Waken is a fantasy novel by Manly Wade Wellman. Originally published in 1979, The Old Gods Waken follows the story of Luke and Creed Forshay who live near the Wolter Mountain.

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    Roy Williamson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book was amazing! Urban fantasy gets a lot of flack because it can, at times, be not very well written. This was definitely not one of those times. This book was compelling, interesting, and a whole lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of mythology like me."


Best What are the best urban legends books
1Be Afraid, Be Very AfraidBooks 9 Paid
2Encyclopedia of Urban LegendsBooks 8 Paid
3The Creepypasta CollectionBooks 5 Paid
4Picture Yourself Legend TrippingBooks 5 Paid
5Creepy Urban Legends (Scary Stories)Books 3 Paid
6Too Good to Be TrueBooks 2 Paid
7The Big Book of Urban LegendsBooks 2 Paid
8The Old Gods WakenBooks 0 Paid

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