Book Review: Adventures of a Ghost Hunter by Adam Nori

15862115Title: Adventures of A Ghost Hunter
Author: Adam Nori
Genre: Non-Fiction / Ghosts & Hauntings
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Join Adam Nori and the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group as they investigate the most haunted places in the Midwest. Using a blend of technology, research, and intuition, Nori explores haunted houses, cemeteries, and even a bus museum.

Feel spine-tingling fear with the group as they witness apparitions, channel spirits, and capture electronic voice phenomena. Experience Nori’s profound compassion as he helps his frightened clients find strength and healing. The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group’s dedication to investigating, teaching, and raising money for historical preservation is carried out with gratitude and pride. This is one ghost-hunting group you’ll find yourself rooting for!

Adam Nori is the founding member of a ghost hunter research group. He’s been hunting ghosts for years, and has been interesting by the paranormal ever since he was a young kid. He already gave parapsychology classes by the time he finished high school. Some people just have an uncanny interest for the paranormal, and I guess Adam Nori is one of them. I’m impressed by his track record and how he managed to found a paranormal research group and find team members who were genuinely interested in what they were doing. As a hobbyist ghost hunter myself, I know how hard it is to put together a reliable team and create a bond tough enough to withstand any paranormal perils.

The writing is all right. It’s not overly descriptive, and it doesn’t fall back into the age-old trap of “telling instead of showing” too often. The book consists of several cases put together that showcase some of Adam and his team’s adventures in the world of the paranormal. I liked how it’s not over the top. Some self-proclaimed “true” haunting books I read tell stories so outrageous they can’t possibly be true or it would be all over the news. Here we see accounts that could actually happen, and aren’t over the top. The author’s voice is very genuine and real, and consistent all over the book. I also liked how he told the reader about the scientific material he uses. I’m not a big fan of mediums channeling the dead unless there’s actual proof they can do what they say they can, and I’ve always preferred scientific proof as opposed to what one person says. The author thinks about that the same way, and it made me all the more engaged in the book.

Lately with the rise of blockbuster shows like Ghost Hunters or Ghost Busters, some self-proclaimed ghost hunters rush into cases guns ablazing, taking over people’s homes with cameras and equipment and mediums who do more bad than good. However, Adam and his team work with respect for both the deceased and the people living with the spirits in their home, and that shows. It’s quite refreshing to read about. The book didn’t scare me either, mostly because everything was written in such respectful way. It was more of a hommage to the dead than a warning that all ghosts are evil, and I applaud it for that. All too often I read memoirs telling the ‘bad side’ of ghost hunting and completely forgetting the rewarding side.

I’m interested in reading more books from this author, and his adventures with the paranormal. If you’re a fan of true haunting books, check this one out. It offers a variation of cases from haunted houses to haunted musea, has an authentic, genuine voice and shows respect for all parties involved – living and dead.

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