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Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew

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20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

The Chilling Adventure You Knew It Would Be

The Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew, Zak Bagans, teamed up with Kelly Crigger to bring you an in-depth, behind the scenes look at paranormal investigations and the series of events that took a kid from Washington D.C. to some of the scariest places on Ear...
The Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew, Zak Bagans, teamed up with Kelly Crigger to bring you an in-depth, behind the scenes look at paranormal investigations and the series of events that took a kid from Washington D.C. to some of the scariest places on Earth.

Admittedly, I've only seen the show a few times, but was intrigued enough to spend a few hours reading this book. I'm not sure what I expected to find or hoped would be inside the pages. Whatever it was, I enjoyed reading his take on what he's experienced. Any fan of the show or searching for what's beyond the grave will undoubtedly be in for a wild and exciting ride.

You want bone chilling, first had recollections of encounters with evil entities? You got it! You want a crash course history lesson on exorcisms, rites of passages, and the most haunted places in the world? You got it! You want a glimpse of the future and what paranormal activity experts can contribute to the crime-solving world? You got it!

Above all, the book is very well written and easy to read and follow. This is a must own for any fan of the show or anyone interested in pursuing a career a similar field as Zak. Be careful though, the warning on the inside of the cover wants you to be aware that if you try this stuff on your own, it might not turn out so well.

posted by JasonMoles on September 13, 2011

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12 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Zak Bagans - The master of fallacious reasoning

If you are over 12 years old and have a reasonable amount of education (that is, you are not easily swayed by people just telling you to believe things), this book is likely to make you laugh out loud. It tries so hard to be a "serious" book, however, none of the reaso...
If you are over 12 years old and have a reasonable amount of education (that is, you are not easily swayed by people just telling you to believe things), this book is likely to make you laugh out loud. It tries so hard to be a "serious" book, however, none of the reasoning can hold any veracity. My favorite part was the chapter devoted to "science." This is where Zak is at his best. He launches into some "theories" (that are based on absolutely NO empirical data whatsoever)and states them as fact.

I also really enjoyed when Zak would discuss the use of his scientific equipment on investigations. The flaw here is that he never provides the reader with what typical baseline readings are. It would have been much more effective if he could have provided a table or chart with a range of readings that he has gotten in various locations.

It is little wonder that the book was not picked up by a larger publishing house, this book is risky in content. It is not clear what Bagans and Crigger had in mind for the purpose of this book. Was it to give background information on Zak? Is it to provide a recap on Ghost Adventures episodes? The text itself is a bit schizoprhenic. As you read, you find yourself saying "Now, why did they write that?" The whole thing just seems out of step.

The CONCEPT of the book is a good one. The problem is in the execution of the book. Unfortunately, a total rewrite of this book is in order to save it. There is some good information beneath some of the silliness. I think you rushed this one, Zak. Take your time on the next one...do not underestimate the use of a detailed outline.

posted by 9790144 on September 30, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Nick Groff writes a better book!

    This was an 'okay' read but more appropiate for Zak's lovesick girly fans! I preferred Nick Groff's " Chasing Spirits". Save your money & watch his show instead.

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