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Satan's Underground

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating details ·  83 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Lauren Stratford's story is one that everyone needs to read, though it deals with a subject most of us would rather not discuss, a subject that for many is too horrendous even to believe. Lauren Stratford lived a life of unending nightmares. As a small child she was offered sexually to strange men. Soon after, she was forced into a torturous routine of pornography, was con ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 31st 1991 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published 1988)
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Edwina Callan
Dec 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013, library-book
I knew at the beginning of this book that it was all made up by the Author, who has a long history of mental illness. It seems that she has a huge craving for attention and sympathy as she would later create a false identity in 1999, with an equally horrific story to tell. Pretending to be Laura Grabowski, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, she collected thousands of dollars in donations intended for Holocaust survivors.
After reading this book, I find it hard to understand why anyone would
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John
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: satan, nonfiction, fiction
Sweet Musical Jesus this is a trainwreck of a novel/memoir/fear factory of fear!

First of all, Laure Stratford is a fraud. Dyed in the wool fraud. None of this happened to her. NONE OF IT. She made it up. While the story would be compelling as a horror novel or maybe a made for tv movie of the week, as it exists in the world it is a torrid piece of bad satanic fanfiction.

True, Stratford, not her real name, got on some tv programs and made a living scaring middle to upper aged white evangelical X
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Nick
Aug 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
I read this one, somewhat guiltily, in the church library growing up as a preacher's kid following the 80's "Satanic Panic." Like many other so called testimonies of people coming out of satanic cults, this one was fake. What's more...not good reading for a 12-14 year old kid, any kid or any adult for that matter. Very disturbing and graphic. And did I mention--FAKE. Not only is this memoir a total fabrication, but according to the FBI, there is no proof that any satanic-cultic human sacrifices ...more
Lacey
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror-thriller
It was a pretty interesting book if read as fiction. It is posed as non-fiction but is apparently a hoax. If you don't read it as a documentary, it is pretty entertaining in a weird scary/terrible way.
Parsonskn
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good because it is a story about a very young girl who gets raped because of her mother.... It is how she lived through so much abuse and al of the pain, until she finally found a wife and husband who care and takes her in.It is a very,very sad book but it ends very happy for her.
Kelly Bradshaw
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another I've read tons of times since high school. I too it as gospel and was disgusted by what humans were capable of ... Then I saw capturing the friedman's and Im not so sure this is a nonfiction account anymore
Quincy Sullivan
very amazing book. i love how it show the struggles of faith, and friendships and family with the struggles and fears, and deception. really graphic ovel and think i should have read it at an older age
Rachel N
Jan 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Read this book a long time ago. It's still on my shelf, so maybe I should read it again so I can write a decent review.
The ViXeN's LaiR
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The narration is chilling. It opened me to the violence of a different world outside my bubble.
Denise
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome book to have as well as read again and again.
Shar
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Nora Cayetano
Está muy, muy bueno... Pero no se lo tomen en serio. Es pura ficción.
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Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Astounding and shocking.
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American woman born in Washington, whose allegations of satanic ritual abuse were published under the alias Lauren Stratford.

Later she claimed to be a holocaust-survivor, which she wasn`t.
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