Jadoo

Thanks to whoever recommended the new release of Keel's first book "Jadoo." (I can't locate the original post here on TDG.) This is a pretty high quality read with a charming voice and plenty of adventure that is not exaggerated or embroidered. These are Keel's wanderjahre as a foundering but talented writer in search of an identity. As the original poster pointed out Keel was a no nonsense observer of the paranormal and was an accomplished magician himself. His first instinct was always to debunk which does indeed cast The Mothman Prophecies in a slightly new light for me.

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red pill junkie's picture
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I ordered it last night. Looking forward to reading it :)

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Sprinkled throughout are a few genuine paranormal experiences which look all the more convincing because they have survived his appraising eye. Keel was a tough and heedless adventurer who wasn't afraid of danger or any experience. It is a shame he couldn't have written more books like this one. The outlined proposal at the end of Jadoo for a similar travel adventure book he wanted to do on an African trip never could get funded apparently.

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darn magicians and their characters becoming 'real' :3

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