If you grew up in the s, you were probably traumatized by the work of Whitley Strieber—the author whose work inspired the ultraviolent. The Communion Letters. 20 Jul, Anne and Whitley Strieber’s shattering all- time classic on the close encounter experience. Reading these letters, chosen. Whitley’s Strieber’s Communion is another formative object for me. Well, maybe “ formative” is a bad choice of words. After all, I was 12 when the.

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To convince himself he saw an owl, he sets out to convince others of it first:. View all 7 comments. The problem is communioh The Conversation in countless places repeats opinions and speculations from Strieber’s previous books and interviews, often verbatim. Strieber pays lip whhitley to the idea his accounts should be ‘kept in question’, but presents them in such a way as to forcefully advocate for them, then re-tells the stories over the years as if they’re all real. Naturally, they were lying.

Do you see the worldwide visitor presence as building up to some grand spiritual revelation or a new level of understanding for mankind as a whole? Indeed, Strieber doubled down, writing a series of weaker qhitley to Communion in which he alleged wilder, less believable experiences. He cited his own fiction as his example.

I went into this book open-minded because it is kinda fascinating, I was a huge X-Files fan, and to be honest it’s a nice distraction from the lights going out all across the civilized world at the moment.

A good experience or a bad experience? However, the vividness of Strieber’s writing in Communioncombined with his willingness to go on television earnestly pleading for the reality of his experiences, caused parts of the American public to wonder whether there wasn’t some sort of truth to what Strieber was saying. Strieber was a successful New York Times-bestselling author at the time Communion was published, leading to accusations that Strieber was engaged in a literary hoax.


Retrieved 8 October Gary Schwartz, unique in the world as it has been created out of communications between Whitley and his wife Anne from across the bridge between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Sean Casteel is a journalist from southern California who has published extensively on UFOs, alien abductions, and related phenomena since The idea that they may have some clear, useful knowledge to me is laughable. Retrieved from ” https: I have been thinking a lot about that, because there can be no question that this is true.

There ahitley an error in your submission. And my initial ones certainly were. Despite this, in his next book Transformation Strieber reversed his position in Communionsaying he had in fact been on campus that day and witnessed the shooting. Two people sleeping in the bed in the basement woke up wihtley find a dead friend standing at the foot of the bed. I really enjoyed the book at first. Even back inStrieber was not alone in his claims of alien abduction.

Book Review: Communion – A True Story, by Whitley Strieber | Beer Rants and Books

Strieber’s horror novels are passable pulp, while his supposedly true accounts are powerfully disturbing; reading them, there can be little doubt Strieber is sincere in his belief that these events actually occurred. They — and you — will discover what is left of our way of life: No one seems to ask these questions.


A Take of the Vampire Life There were many personalities involved, obviously many different individuals. Whitley Strieber at his spellbinding best. What did they want from him? Jan 26, John Read rated it really liked it. Sep 18, Troy rated it really liked it. The other people all took cover that shielded them from the co-op, but left them exposed to the Tower. So we have trouble describing them.

Communion: A True Story

Success Thanks for signing up to our newsletter. Why has he not done this? Sep 15, Jocelyn rated it really liked it.

Again, this may be a conflated childhood memory, but I definitely remember reading it in likely the worst possible environment: It would fall on her. The discussion in the meeting ultimately revolves around the sad lives of a few isolated souls and a strange cross in “cold reading” devices such as when the question is put forth, “Why was there com,union a lack of personality in these visitors?

Pinchbeck’s perspective was easy to understand, and was probably one that was shared by plenty of people who took Strieber’s claims seriously enough to be disturbed by them. This is a story that would fit right in as an episode of the X-Files though its publication in predates the commhnion series by a good six years.

He went on, as if we should all be amazed, at how if he asked, the visualization would turn, zoom in, and move so that he could see every detail.

He was just stunned by what he was seeing.