- Hardcover: 299 pages
- Publisher: Beech Tree Books; 1st edition (February 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688070868
- ISBN-13: 978-0688070861
- Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Communion: A True Story Hardcover – February, 1987
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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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“Powerfully written and involving!” (New York Times)
“Strieber comes through as both sensible and sincere...His book deserves to be taken seriously.” (Boston Herald)
“Powerful...Strieber’s storytelling ability makes his own terror and confusion feel real to the reader...Compelling reading.” (Seattle Times)
“...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)
“Vividness of detail and depth of feeling...Convincing!” (New York Tribune)
“A fascinating story...And it certainly could be true.” (Detroit News)
“Should give second thoughts to even the most hardened skeptic!” (Dow Jones News)
“A convincing case.” (Houston Chronicle) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top customer reviews
The only reason this book is not a five star book in my view is that at some points it does seem to drag on a bit.
But it is a very conversational and easy read. And if you're anything like me you'll tear through this book in under a week.
I believe his account having seen an unidentified flying object quite close up myself.
But I would not wish to be pestered by the creatures, I imagine it must be exhausting having your sleep disturbed night after night not be mention the intimate probing aspect.
You have to wonder what they expect to find still after all the years this has been going on to thousands of people seems like!
Very well written. I was sorry to hear about his wife's death she seemed to be the perfect partner for author.