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Posted December 15, 2012
I was expecting stories and what I got was a list of emails that didn't tell anything. They were pleas for help but they left me wanting to know what the follow-ups covered. It was very disapointing. Also if it was me I would be very upset that they published personal information.
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Posted November 14, 2012
Posted January 26, 2015
A Book of Emails. I wish I had taken the other reviews more seri
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I wish I had taken the other reviews more seriously before buying this book. It is, in fact, a book of emails, and nothing more. These are emails sent to a supposed ghost investigator, and they at most consist of a paragraph or two. The emails are along the lines of, "Can you help? I think I have a ghost in my house because I see/feel/sense something that throws objects/moves things/slams doors/pinches me." That's pretty much it. No background info, no reply from the email recipient, and not even a good story.
Some of the people requesting help are clearly experiencing sleep paralysis, some seem to be outright lying ("we threw garlic at the ghost and it disappeared"), and some seem somewhat unhinged ("I have been followed by a group of ghosts my whole life"). They are, for the most part, boring. And the reader will find himself/herself wondering how the investigator dealt with these cases, what did he find and so on.
It would have been a much better book had the author picked a few of the interesting cases, started out the narrative with the email, then related the investigation and what was found. I can only imagine he didn't do that because he didn't find anything, or what he found was inconsequential. I have no idea why he wrote this book (or rather, compiled it, as he didn't actually "write" anything, not even a comment here or there on any of the emails).
You are better off either reading a good compilation of fictional ghost stories, books written by TAPS or the fellow in Chicago who has written books on how to conduct a proper investigation, or even the many books written at the turn of the century about 'real' ghosts (those are very interesting and scary stories, related by people who actually did see, or are convinced they saw, a ghost).
Posted October 29, 2013
Posted December 4, 2012
Posted November 18, 2012
I wanted to keep turning pages! Very interesting! Still,l was asking ,to no one, "so what was done here to resolve the issues"? I enjoyed it!
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