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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Paranormal

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
b An otherworldly examination of the unknown that will keep fright fans reading all night /B BRBR From any strange experience that can't be defined by science to psychic phenomena to monsters and weird creatures, IThe Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Paranormal/I focuses on the most interesting and bone- chilling aspects of the Paranormal the supernatural including#58; BRB ...more
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Published March 2nd 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published February 26th 2010)
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Those looking for bite-sized frights will find them aplenty in this book. Originally intended for bedside reading, with chapter-by-chapter dips each night, I ended up finishing it in a little less than a day.

Paranormal is more or less a sampler of all things unexplained, but what it offers is quite sumptuous; and it is told in an eloquent, direct way that is chilling, but the humorous asides come as a welcome relief. Essentially, it serves as a springboard to whatever areas of the paranormal tak
Ryan Zimmerman Carstairs
It could have used more detail and explanation in the sections on Vampires (no mention of Mercy Brown or Elizabeth Báthory, and the only fictional vampire mentioned is Dracula [they mention the movie Nosferatu, but never the name of the vampire – Count Orloc. Still since the movie was an unauthorized version of Dracula I stand by the fact they only mentioned Dracula]! Frankly that's just sad. Add in a total lack of non-European vampires. Sad does not begin to cover it.) and Shape-shifters; and i ...more
Ruth Oschmann
I didn't read the sections on monsters. I was mainly interested in the sections on spirits and demons. It definitely gave a good starting point for learning more about this subject. My main concern is learning to continue with spirit communication without having a problem with troublesome demons. This book was somewhat useful in this regard.
Pamela (slytherpuff)
See more of my reviews at Bettering Me Up.

2.5 stars. I was expecting more from this, but it mostly consisted of one or two short paragraphs on each subject. I rounded up to three stars because I *did* learn something new, even if it wasn't very thorough.
Kristina Forsha
Nov 23, 2011 Kristina Forsha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This book was a great book. I learned about paranormal subjects and things in here that I never even heard of. This has got to be one of my favorite books on the paranormal.
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Nathan Robert Brown is a freelance author and tech writer living in North Texas, with a Master's Degree from Midwestern State University. His life and written works have given him extensive experience and an impressive body of research in such areas as world mythology/folklore, demonology, urban legends, ancient civilizations, martial arts, spirituality, and world religions. He is an expert on the ...more
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