When it comes to iconic ghosts, you can't do much better than two eyeholes cut into a bed sheet. That boo-tiful visage is the most famous image of a ghost, and was supposedly created for theatrical purposes in the late 18 or early 19th century. Instead of big heavy armor that clanked and was hard to maneuver on stage -- as had been the practice -- the sheeted ghost was born because it was quiet and, at the time, looked creepy and immaterial to theater goers.
100 Ghosts: A Gallery Of Harmless Haunts."
Spinning off the classic Halloween sheet ghost, Horner presents a visage of specters who might a boy wizard, a Bond villain, a pirate or 97 other variations. The book of illustrations, from a creator who designed the cover art for "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "William Shakespeares Star Wars" -- and was a quarterfinalist on season 5 of America's Got Talent -- is clever, witty and incredibly simple.
"100 Ghosts" by Quirk Books is highly recommended for a laugh, and also to see how far ghost fashion has come. It's a fun addition for Halloween -- and beyond.