I was contacted by the publishers of a book being released called "Fringe-Ology (How I tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable And Couldn't)" by Steve Volk. I usually end up having to turn down book reviews. Not that I don't like books, mind you, but I'm in the process of writing two now and have two more on the back burner, a full-time job, ghost hunting, and several blogs. Still, when I heard the synopsis of this book, I was eager to get a copy and check it out. I am so glad I listened to my instincts!
Basically, a reporter has some unanswered questions about the world of the unexplained, psychic skills, ghosts, consciousness outside the brain, near-death experiences, and more. So, he sets out to try and prove that the unexplained does not exist. The problem along the way is that, well, he couldn't!
Anyone who's read my own book "Was That a Ghost?" that helps people know if they encountered the paranormal, will know why I love this book so much. This is a man with a logical mind, like my own, questioning the big unknown and finding haunting answers. We are very much alike and I suspect that my blog would be a place this talented and insightful man would feel right at home with my "think tank" of readers.
I found his journey much like my own. The more questions he asked, the more questions it created. This journey for finite answers was met with amazing results; infinite answers. Paths led back in a circular way that showed that the world of the unexplained is actually a loop and that is why there is no beginning point or ending point from which to jump on board. There is only the journey.
Enjoy this journey. I rarely support a book this much (other than my own), but I am actually going to put a button up on this blog for purchasing it. If you like my blog, you like my attitude about the unexplained and you want to read more on the subject, this is where I'm directing you. I excitedly await your reviews.
That looks like an amazing read! :)ReplyDelete
I think this is now my next book I'm going to get. Just bought two new Vonnegut books, so I have to finish those first.ReplyDelete
Very good review. The book sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
If people want to learn about ghosts, I say, buy my book. But, if you want to look at the paranormal world in its entirety and see it through the minds of a logical person who is as baffled as the rest of us and willing to admit it, this book might be the only paranormal book you need. He did a magnificent job. I suspect I now have a case of a monster co-author crush.ReplyDelete