Author: Whitley Strieber
Rating: 5 of 10
At first I enjoyed this book but as the story unfolded I found myself more and more annoyed. Very little of Strieber’s story struck me as plausible and his use of inductive logic was thin an irritating. The book did have it moments, but for the most part I had to slog through. His extrapolations are at times grandiose and absurd and I find it really hard to believe that aliens would come all this way just to stand around people’s beds staring at them. This book is proof that if you want something to believe something is true and you avoid all evidence to the contrary then you will find what you’re looking for, no matter how irrational. However, one section of the book did stand out to me. When he talks about lapses in time some of his experiences were eerily similar to my own, but to claim that lapses in time is proof of alien abduction is a pretty long stretch.