Mistress of Death Review: Nick Redfern’s Paranormal Parasites

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Author and investigator of the weird, Nick Redfern is back with a new collection with his book Paranormal Parasites: The Voracious Appetites of Soul-Sucking Supernatural Entities. Redfern has done his time with the world of weird, with several books on the Men in Black, Chupacabras, and time on the shows Monster Quest and Paranormal. Though British in origin, he now lives in Dallas, Texas. His new book acts a compendium of the paranormal creatures that may or may not be feeding off on the energies of humanity.

Paranormal Parasites divides into small sections, each describing a different creature or incident that ties into the concept of energy eating entities. Of course you’ll find vampires and chupacabras, as well as inccubi and succubi. The book also devotes sections to the Black Eyed Children phenomena and the concern of whether or not Slenderman has become a Tulpa in modern days.  If all of those terms made sense to you, this book is going to be a quick breeze and mostly a rehash of information you already know. If you have no idea what any of the above meant, you’re going to be getting a ton of new information thrown at you. Therein lies the problem; if you have every book on paranormal you can get your hands on and are addicted to podcasts like Astonishing Legends, this is going to feel like everything you’ve read before. You may find yourself going, “yes, but what about” many times while reading if you’ve spent a fair amount of time reading and researching the realm of the weird.  Paranormal Parasites, however, is an awesome book for readers who want a collection of stories and brief nibbles of the paranormal to get their feet wet.

Paranormal Parasites: The Voracious Appetites of Soul-Sucking Supernatural Entities is available September 8th from Llewellyn Press.

 

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