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Review: Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House

23 Jul

Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House
by David Rountree, Robbie Lunt

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (August 25, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1601633262
ISBN-13: 978-1601633262

Available: August 25, 2014
Amazon: Demon Street, USA: The True Story of a Very Haunted House
Barry’s score: 3 stars out of 5

My thoughts: A true ghost story? Probably not. I guess when the book includes quotes like:

“Maybe it was just a mass hallucination? Was it psychological?”

“Over time , many of the details had been blocked out. […] His (Robbie) retelling the story to me (David) , added to the rewrite process of this book…”

Pardon me for being a little dubious when the author is not sure that what he alleged happened was real or an hallucination and that his facts come, not from his own memory, but from the memory of another person. All to often, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief.

Whether it’s true or not, I have to admit that it is as the Author puts it “Even if you don’t believe it, it’s a damn good tale.” It is a damn good tale. I enjoyed reading it, although I didn’t believe it for a moment.

Ghost story? No, I think that it is more of a boast story. I give Demon Street, USA 3 demons out of 5. While entertaining, it reads more like Grandpa’s old fishing stories than a paranormal investigation.

Product description: A summoning gone awry leads to problems for Penelope, who is driven from her home by phantom parties, a dancing stove, and a wave of demonic force that tosses her around like a ragdoll

Looking for help, she turns to her friend Robbie Lunt, who brings her to David Rountree, a Lakota shaman. Robbie and David embark on a whirlwind journey of learning, racing against time, visiting sites of spiritual power, and acquiring artifacts and allies in their quest to exorcise the evil before it can seriously injure someone–or worse.

David and Robbie’s mission to banish the demon culminates in an astonishing psychic battle on Halloween night.

Demon Street, USA is a forewarning to those who would explore the paranormal. Evil exists–but it can be battled and won!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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