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Billy by Whitley Strieber
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Mar 10, 10

bookshelves: disturbing, family, loss-of-innocence, mental-illness, psychology, spirituality, survival, suspense
Read in March, 2010

Billy is a haunting, suspense novel that tackles the terrifying topic of stranger abduction. I tore through this book under the perception that it was based on a true story. After reading it I found it hard to believe that the sequence of events outlined could possibly be factual, especially based on the statistics surrounding abductions by psychopaths. I come to find out that it is, if anything, loosely based on John Wayne Gacy, and that it is in no way an accurate depiction of his gruesome crimes.

Regardless of whether it was a little hard to believe at times, it was still a captivating read, and although this is not a genre that I usually pick up, I enjoyed the writing and its quick pace.
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Lola why would you think it was based on a true story?? Don't you know the author? He wrote Communion, made it into a movie too. It's about alien abduction....


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