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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased the book soon after it came out in 1995, but didn't have a chance to read it since I was getting my BS soon. When I finally did read it, I couldn't put the book down! I am interested in the paranormal and have seen Ed and Lorraine Warren at the University of Connecticut (they give a talk every Halloween), but never felt like they really had done much except tell a good ghost story, like we used to do in Boy Scouts around the campfire. Afterreading the book, I gave it to my Mom to read, and she did the same thing. I almost didn't get the book back. I can't wait for the 2nd printing so that I can get it for her! If you're interested in the paranormal and how to spot a hoax, get this book!
PS - I saw thehouse recently while visiting my nearby grandparents on Long Island. The present occupants have done a good job making the house look great.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 1999
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We all love a really good ghost story, and "The Amityville Horror" gave it to us on a plate. This book definitively debunks the myth, and sets the record VERY straight. Kind of a bummer that we now know that this never happened (reminds me of the feeling that I get watching "Magicians' Secrets Revealed"), but glad to not be deceived. The most revealing tribute for this book would be the fact that "The Amityville Horror" is long out-of-print, and this book is still going strong!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 1998
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This book cleared up so many things for me, I had always had doubts about the Lutzes and Mr. Kaplan was informative, witty, and qualified in his suspicions and finally proven facts about their "Ghost Story". The style he wrote it in (journal format) was easy and fun to read, and at times I felt just as frustrated as he was. I was sad to read that he died not long ago, I would have gladly attended one of his lectures.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2011
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This book was the product of a 20 year investigation into the farce now called the Amityville Horror. This book confirms what people have suspected for years that the Lutzes were in cahoots with mass murder Ronnie DeFeo Jr to create this hoax and help him get released from prison. This book is a sad incitement on modern society that such a horrible tragedy as the murder of the DeFeos by their eldest son could be made into such a money making hoax by their murderer eldest son, his lawyer and the Lutzes..
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on November 17, 2014
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A terrific eye-opener! For decades, people have known "The Amityville Horror" to be a hoax (except for the DeFeo family murders). This fast-paced non-fiction book sheds light and exposes the truth about the fraud of the so-called "hauntings."
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I don't know why there are so many bad reviews here -- did everyone read the same book? It's great! The late Steve Kaplan (his wife is still living) did a great job. Anyone who's followed the A.H. knows the Lutzes changed the facts of their story to suit themselves, and that Ed and Lorraine Warren were also unreliable. You don't need this book to tell you that: Reading Newsday or the court transcripts of the Lutzes' visits there pretty much rain on the A.H. parade, as it were! Ed and Lorraine Warren, for claiming to be such pious Christians, slander Steve Kaplan viciously on their Web page, which reflects badly on them. The A.H. is a GREAT STORY, but it is just a story. If you want the details about how it became such a big money maker, this is the book for you! :-)
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 1998
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If you ever thought this movie or any of the wild tales of the "amityville" Horror House were true this TRUE Investigation will fully open your eyes to the truth. Dr Kaplan documents all factual events surrounding the ghost story turn hoax in a fasinating and some what frank manor. Trust me it is a exillent read.Warning if you bought the story of the amityville horror and think it was true, this book will bring down the wall on every thing you once thought factual.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2009
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Dr Kaplan and his wife Roxanne, delve really deeply into the alleged haunting that the Lutz family supposedly endured. Written in a diary like form, it is extremely interesting and definitley makes you look at the case in a whole new light.
A must have for those like me who do not believe the haunting happened, and good for those who do believe as it will make you think differently.
Sadly Dr Kaplan died before the book was published, but it is something that he and his wife should be very proud of.
A must have book for all Amityville-ollogists
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2012
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Interesting book. Sometimes a little slow in parts and jumps around in date a lot. Enjoyable though. Would recommend to friends
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11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2002
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I am a friend of Roxanne Kaplan and applaud this work that was long overdue. It is in a true sense a diary of events in the lives of the then unmarried Kaplans and how they came to be drawn in the drama of the Amityville "Horror". Suffice to say, the Lutzes cleared a huge amount of money (to later pay it out in lawsuit settlements) while Roxanne has to date only received her original sum for the sale of the book. She has to date never received a royalty from any sales of the book. The only people with an interest in keeping the Amityville Horror alive are those with financial interest in future books and movies - Lee Lutz, his script writer friend in Los Angeles and his step-son Chris. Anyone who dares to call the story a hoax is hounded and literally stalked in attempt to intimidate the outspoken person. New books proving the hoax are currently in the making and a new website with revealing photographs and legal documents will soon be appearing, further investigating what probably is the greatest ghost story hoax of the 20th century and beyond...
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