Dead Strange review by Christian Reader
Dead Strange: The Bizarre Truths Behind 50 World-Famous Mysteries
by Matt Lamy
Age Range - Any Age
Genre - Mystery

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Age at time of review - 18
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Ever wondered where zombies originated?  Or perhaps you’ve contemplated the existence of aliens, or maybe you think Bigfoot may not exist.  If you have questions like these you will want to check out this book!  The book includes some informative opinions, black and white photos, and facts and truths about some of the strangest things to ever happen in the world. You'll enjoy this book!  You’ll be fascinated right through the last page of the book, and you'll question whether or not you truly believe that aliens exist, Bigfoot is real, or zombies are all they’re cracked up to be.

Opinion: 

In this book, Matt Lamy attempts to explain 50 of the world’s most famous mysteries.  This book includes information about the Bermuda Triangle, Bigfoot, zombies, voodoo dolls and magic, alien encounters, UFO sightings, real-life Men in Black, alchemy, Amityville, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Bible Code.  For each topic there are black and white photos and around two pages of facts about that particular mystery.

While this book does state the main facts about these mysteries, there are not enough facts given.  For me to give this book a five star rating would mean that this book had little to no problems.  This book only has one problem, yes.  But it’s a large enough issue that I do not feel I can justify giving this book a five star review.  The only problem this book has is a large one - there are not enough facts given to prove or disprove each mystery.  Yes, the main facts are given, and the author doesn’t try to state whether or not each mystery really happened - he simply suggests whether or not he personally thinks it might have happened, and at times states he’s not sure if it happened.  That part is good - it allows the reader to make up his or her mind about whether or not to believe these mysteries.  However, the author does not give enough information about each mystery for me to truly state whether or not I agree. With some mysteries, the author simply states suggestions, and doesn’t really state fact or truth.  And considering that the cover states that this book contains “the bizarre truths behind 50 world-famous mysteries”, it’s disappointing.  I was hoping the book would live up to its high standards, but alas, it did not.

This book is informative but not informative enough.  It is easy to read, and simple to understand.  However, not enough fact or truth is given for me to justify giving this book a five star review.

Rating:
2
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

Some instances mentioned in the book include sexual actions - alien abductions, mainly - and some of the subjects that the book attempts to explain are quite serious.

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