I have read the book in a week end. That is how I am, when I start reading I don’t want to stop.
I found the story of Michael very interesting.
Essentially, when Michael was about eight or nine years old a ghost made his presence known in the family home.
Michael’s mother need to understand what was happening in her house started her on a path of learning anything she could on the paranormal.
She was very open about this new found passion, and soon the house was filled with all sort of psychics and ghosts.
Michael and his two sisters, as well as a male cousin who lived with them did their best to adjust to their new reality.
Michael was quite scared by the ghosts. He had a hard time living with them, and adjusting to the way his family life was quickly changing. Michael lost his bearings for a while as alcohol and drugs took over his life at an extremely young age.
Eventually he cleaned out his act. Life was tough for quite some time and Michael did his best to avoid using his psychic abilities, but as he was surrounded by psychics he eventually accepted his gift.
Michael writes his story dispassionately. He doesn’t seem to make many excuses for himself. As I read the book I felt like I was there with him experiencing the good and the bad. His friends and his family felt very real to me. I admire how non judgmental he tried to be.
He is funny, and I could not help but smile even when I was reading about some of his lowest times.
All in all this is a good book. Michael has had a very interesting life, and he has been surrounded by very interesting characters.
The paranormal experiences he writes about are varied and I think the reader needs to keep an open mind.
This is not a book on how to develop your psychic abilities, it may even discourage you from trying.
This is a book about a young child growing up in a very unusual home and doing his best to come to term with it. It is also about family, friends, and trying to figure out what life is all about.