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YA Strieber has a reputation for writing well-researched nonfiction. Were it not for this reputation, readers would be more tempted to dismiss as fantasy this account of visits he has received from a non-human group. In the winter of 198586, the visits became both more frequent and more visible. Strieber sought the help of a counselor/hypnotist, who did not accept the alien hypothesis. Eventually Strieber's wife was also hypnotized. The accounts both Striebers gave under hypnosis and the memories that surfaced after hynosis, as well as several witnesses to aspects of the visitations all corroborate that something abnormal occurred. Strieber is careful not to jump to any conclusions; in fact, he philosophizes at length about the possibilities which include aliens, an as yet unidentified aspect of the human mind, or some generally invisible earth inhabitant such as fairies. The book is fascinating as long as it sticks to the basic account, and the ways in which the Striebers chose to research the phenomena. The passages of hypothesizing are more longwinded and will be of less interest to young adults, but they do remind readers that the Striebers have not accepted a single answer to the puzzle even now. Any readers who have interest in the unexplained will appreciate this book. Dorcas Hand, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
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“Strieber comes through as both sensible and sincere...His book deserves to be taken seriously.” (Boston Herald )
“...COMMUNION is surely the most throught-provoking book on UFOs and alien visitation published so far.” (Rocky Mountain News )
“Patently honest...There is no doubt this man has endured experiences of compelling realism.” (Vermont Sunday Magazine )
“A fascinating story...And it certainly could be true.” (Detroit News )
“Should give second thoughts to even the most hardened skeptic!” (Dow Jones News )
“Vividness of detail and depth of feeling...Convincing!” (New York Tribune )
“A convincing case.” (Houston Chronicle )
“Powerfully written and involving!” (New York Times )
“Powerful...Strieber’s storytelling ability makes his own terror and confusion feel real to the reader...Compelling reading.” (Seattle Times )
this is the first book about whitleys story,communion was the follow up,an amazing story that whit haas to tell.....i know !Published 2 days ago by john
(Author of True Events of the Paranormal recommends this classic) This is a book that everyone must read, whether your into UFOs and alien abduction stories or not, then you must... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Josh Franks
Outstanding account of Whitley's abduction, hypnosis sessions, and many unreal aspects as he remembered.
I was surprised at the detailed descriptions of what happened. Read more
WAY TOO MUCH supposition. I felt the author was off on several points. OK if you believe new age lies.Published 26 days ago by Rhia R. Drouillard
This book is awsome! I will be ordering the other Communion book in a few days. The details were just so visual I couldnt put it down.Published 2 months ago by N. A. Rader