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Review: Norman by Stephen Lancaster

Norman by Stephen Lancaster
Publication Date: May 1st 2018
Published by: Llewellyn Publications
Genres: NonFiction
Format: eBook
Pages: 215
Date Read: 10/08/2018
Links: Goodreads

When paranormal investigator Stephen Lancaster brought home an old doll from an antique shop, he had no idea what bizarre and terrifying things were about to occur. From Day One, Norman the doll raised Hell. He caused sudden infestations of rats and spiders. He frightened dogs and put children in trances. He even moved on his own in video surveillance footage. And that was just the beginning.

Norman takes you on a thrilling journey into Stephen’s life with a doll that has held the spirit of an unborn child for over fifty years. A haunted doll that still lives in Stephen’s house, locked away in his own room to keep him from once again endangering the house and Stephen’s family.

I received a copy of Norman from Netgalley for Review Purposes. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

So, you’re no doubt well acquainted with Chucky and Annabelle, but have you heard of Norman? I hadn’t but I love all of that spooky stuff so thought that this was the book for me. I do enjoy books like this, I am a Skeptical of it all though.

Some will believe this story is true and others will think it’s not. If it is true then I’m wondering why child and animal protection agencies haven’t been involved. The photos that are included to support the author’s claims unfortunately had the opposite effect with me. For example, there are two photos showing a significant change in temperature near Norman that was reported to have happened a minute apart. Yet there’s no time stamp on the photos and even if there was the author makes mention of their “top-notch video editing software” so it would be difficult to know with certainty if they were real or fake anyway.

Norman has a sad history even before the story opens. The author is intrigued by Norman when he finds him in an antique shop. The owners reluctantly sell Norman to him. Once Norman is comes home with him all kinds of paranormal things begin to happen. It is a short and simple read.

Thanks for reading? Have you heard the story of Norman? Have you read this book? Do you believe in the Paranormal?

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