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Posted November 18, 2011
My guess is that most of you are here checking out this book because you've seen Bobby Mackey's Music World featured on Ghost Adventures. In fact, I imagine the whole reason there's finally an eBook version is because of a renewed demand for the book.
The book was written in 1993 and, oddly, reads much like something I¿d have written at that age. Let me expound: the author goes to lengths to keep pushing the fact he has 29 signed affadavits from people who experienced happenings there. In each chapter, he writes a short intro that leads me to believe what I¿m going to read next will either be a word-for-word account of what happened from the person or will be written in the first-person POV.
They¿re not. They¿re written in the third-person and are shot through with superlatives and highly idealized visuals. Honestly, it reads much like the kind of fiction a high schooler would write. It¿s a bit of a downside.
The stories themselves are definitely creepy and there were times reading at night that I properly felt wigged out after going to bed. And if you search around YouTube, Doug Hensley has posted the exorcism of Carl Lawson in three parts. Creepy as all get-out, but totally validates the account of it in the book.
Now, if you¿re okay glossing over the downsides of the prose, I do definitely recommend reading the book. If you¿re like me, an English major, you will definitely catch yourself critiquing the writing of the book and the conventions the author uses. If you can deal with that part of yourself, read it anyway!
Posted December 26, 2011
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