House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story Volume Two: 2
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After six years my mother decided her girls required a place in the country in which to grow and thrive. I truly feel the Perron family were blessed with the gift of enlightenment and were meant to share this! I hope it changes but MAN the author makes her own dad out to be a total dick in this book, there is NOTHING sympathetic about him. The Conjuring is more from the Warrens point of view so obviously the book is going to be vastly different.
Overwritten, flowery (but wilted) prose that frightens the reader with its monotonous voice that threatens to never end. They also noticed that the electric meter drew unnatural amounts of power just before a major manifestation. They flew down the chimney, they didn't bite anyone, they were not rabid and the author tells with glee of they uses tennis rackets to kill them. I was just two months old when my parents bought our first home in Willimantic, Connecticut, where all my sisters came into the world. What they learned was worth it, though it cannot be simply stated as in the final analysis because this subject will be subject to analysis for the rest of their natural born lives.This engaging book tells the true story of The Perron family whom the recent cinematic release "The Conjuring" is based apoun. If they'd lived in the house in different periods, how did another ghost get them to come together like that? It also seems strange that according to this book before Bathsheba was blamed for this alleged haunting that the family had a dog named Bathsheba who was hit by a car and then shot by police, and that Carolyn was supposedly accused of being a witch by their neighbor.
Part memoir, part documentation, part hagiography, part philosophical exploration, it is difficult to follow.It chops and changes a bit and then mentions people who have never been introduced before so you are not sure who they are, but it is still an interesting read. Its a compelling story,but the book jumped around too much, was repetitive and I agree with the other reviews that said it was about too many things; part about the house and the oddities that happened there, part about marriage, part about childhood, part about the authors childhood,part about the authors views on life and part favorite quotes. g. “A” mother was upset, “a” sister, “a” home)instead of “THE” children, the house, etc… throughout the book, which is a bit frustrating. The author seems to have relaxed and found a style, there are less overused stylistic phrases (message:received, house alive with death, the woman, the man etc), the wordiness has been toned down, and there is less hopping about in terms of timeline. Johnny Arnold, presumably a relative, made the same critical decision to take his own life in the eaves of the house where he remains.
They know where the doors were, but while they talk about the three stairways to the cellar, (how many to the second floor? Aside from the poor writing quality it's hard to take this as a "factual" account, considering that Bathsheba Sherman never lived in this house, never went on trial for allegedly killing a baby and did not commit suicide. With over 6 million of the world’s best eBooks to choose from, Kobo offers you a whole world of reading. If it was cut back to a few chapters on topic and developed a story line with progression it would have been much better. Chances are they interpreted any etheric energy Lorraine felt as demonic (along with ouija boards and tarot cards).
The passage of time in this book is weird, even after finishing it I cannot truly tell how much time passed from the first chapter to the last, the author jumps around a lot. The Warrens also had to deal with little girls who knew how to keep secrets, and Roger, who refused to believe what was right in front of him.