Don’t bother – This book one long incredibly lame cringe-fest.
I could say somthing about how absolutely loosely the author use the term ‘insane’, and I could say something about how offensive that actually comes off. I won’t – I will however say that the first story is semi decent, and when reading that you could be tricked into thinking there might be a theme… IT’S A TRAP!
I really wanted to like this book, and I bought this specifically because it sounded like it was the most well rounded book out there about this place. It seemed like it would be a good time reading it, proclaimed ghost hunters and a well documented haunting. Alas, this book is a piece of shit, sorry not sorry. Not only is it formattet (i have the kindle version, not sure if it’s like that in the paper edition) so it’s actually a damn chore to read, long run on sentences where the words are together, sortoflikethis. And for some reason the word EMF is randomly stuck into to words like EMFotional. And a personal thing for me was that the part told by Christopher Saint Booth, painted him like the biggest douchebag – I don’t know him, he might be a giant self important jerk, but it seemed super out of place and not nessesary in a book that is supposed to be about a haunting, not starstruck fans. All in all I am super dissapointed, and the author really needs to send his work through an editor – even when it’s a cashgrab.
I read 50 pages and gave up. Dude if I wanted to read about people aimlessly wandering around running into weirdos with large heads – i’d read the Hobbit again. I was so super dissappointed, and I do realise it’s folklore – but the author has written such awesome stories that I had not expeced to be bored to tears. Win some lose some, I suppose.
Don’t bother reading it if you aren’t into slow burn weirdness.
very disjointed, jumbled and feels unfinished somehow. Also I was crossing my fingers for no weird alien/UFO theories, didn’t work, and that was the nail in the coffin. The cases are most of them slightly interesting, some are very intersting – but not enough of them to save this book.
I have a feeling that I forgot to read what it said with tiny letters or something – it was NOTHING like what I expected, and I managed to read 3 chapters before I just gave up. Life is too short. I wanted to like this so bad! might be your thing if you like supernatural gangster stories.
the first story is fine, its strange and obviously the author doesn’t quite know how to end it, but we’ve all been there many times – and I am actually quite okay with it as long as the rest of the story is engaging, which it is. The other tales however, is a different thing – This concept cannot carry a book, it could only carry a short story. For those reading this, I will say that the other stories are in the same “universe” as the peeling. It’s been a little while since i actually read it, but i seem to recall there was one short story in there, which was not in the peeling universe, and that story was good.