This is one of THE best books I have ever read. Apparently it was intended as Dark Shadows fiction, and believe me, even with different names, it is. If you love Willie Loomis as much as I do, READ THIS BOOK. If you love his seafaring companion Jason McGuire, READ THIS BOOK. A wonderfully-told, beautifully performed story that stands alone but, when considered as part of the Dark Shadows canon, fills in some gaps in what is an astonishing life. This book resonated with me for months after I finished it - so much so that I had to read it again.
Without spoiling it for others, the scene on the road after Christmas tore my heart out.
He is so able to convey emotion with his voice and can 'read' different parts in character. Beautifully done.
I sobbed my heart out at the end - for Grenville (Barnabas) and for Jamie (Willie.)
I wish there were more books like this - perhaps Hinton could be persuaded to write another, from a different character's point of view?
Focused more on teaching self-hynosis techniques and/or helping the listener to induce a hypnotic trance.
The book, which I had hoped would guide me into self-hypnosis, was merely a long-winded lecture on psychological concepts I already knew.
His coverage of psychological topics would work well as an online class or podcast.
Don't waste your money or a credit.
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