Simply launched by Anomalist Books is Vampire Hike: A 100-Mile Inquiry Into The Wildman Thriller. The writer: Avrel Seale, a newspaper reporter and journal editor. The blurb for the e-book reads as follows: “This private memoir — at turns scary, humorous, and philosophical — explores the elemental questions on this persistent thriller: What are these creatures? Why, after 1000’s of encounters with people, do they nonetheless go unacknowledged by science, authorities, and mainstream society? And what does all of this inform us in regards to the risks and the rewards of believing in one thing mysterious? Wish to go see for your self too? Learn this eye-opening e-book earlier than attending to the trailhead.”
I completed studying the e-book a few days in the past. And I can say for certain that it is yet one more nice launch from Anomalist Books. I ought to stress, although, that Vampire Hike shouldn’t be your common Wild man-themed e-book. It is a witty, amusing and adventurous saga of 1 man’s quest to attempt to uncover the reality of what lies on the coronary heart of the Wildman thriller. The e-book can be considerably of a coming of age story – apart from the truth that the writer plans to make a journey when he’s about to hit his fifties! Stand By Me for grown-ups? Nicely, kinda, sure. In a means.
The prologue to the e-book is an atmospheric part which tells of a scary incident involving Seale, an incident which leaves him along with his legs shaking, his eyes broad and us questioning what occurred subsequent (it’s a must to wait till additional into the e-book to search out out). Then, we make a journey again to Seale’s childhood and his then-fascination for Planet of the Apes: the flicks, the TV sequence, and numerous plastic fashions of the characters. Seale speaks about his childhood with a substantial amount of fondness and, because of this, one has to marvel if his determination to go on an adventurous quest to discover a Wild man (or a number of) was provoked by a craving for these long-gone days of childhood when each day was an journey. Perhaps so.
There are some genuinely humorous elements to the e-book, such because the occasions when Seale would go searching for a brand new paranormal-themed e-book to purchase and whereas “…using the bus, I might sit on the left so fellow passengers could not see the entrance cowl of my newest buy.”
The e-book provokes a substantial amount of welcome apprehension as our writer hits the woods, the forests and the paths – by no means, ever shedding his enthusiasm for the large, bushy beast. The creatures could elude Seale, however that fails to cease him from taking only one extra quest for the reality. And yet another. And yet another. In a extremely entertaining vogue, he particulars the planning, hazards, and hopes that go along with a road-trip within the dense woods and forests of East Texas (Seale lives within the metropolis of Austin).
In telling the story of his adventures within the woods, we get to be taught an amazing deal about Seale’s ideas on the Wild man phenomenon. He’s fairly a fan of the concept that the phrases “Wild man” and “conspiracy” go collectively. No, we’re not speaking about some deranged plot involving the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers, Space 51 and America’s most well-known mystery beast. Relatively, he sees a small conspiracy (of kinds), one which suggests there simply is likely to be these in authorities who could have an uneasy consciousness that there are scary, mysterious and probably violent creatures within the woods – and that dealing with the scenario shouldn’t be the best factor to attain. Tales and rumors of individuals going lacking within the woods comply with.
Because the e-book progresses additional, we see Seale turn into a modern-day equal of Captain Ahab, whereas the legendary white whale has mutated into a large, bushy hominid. That is proper: Seale is a person decided to succeed. With fifty on his thoughts (and on his thoughts quite a bit, I ought to add…), for Seale it is a case of “now or by no means.” On high of that, Seale has some genuinely intriguing experiences, a lot of them revolving across the likes of what within the Wild man subject are often called “vocalizations,” “Wild man Teepees,” and “Tree-Knocking.”
I will not inform you if Seale encounters a Wild man (learn it!). However, I’ll inform you that Vampire Hike is a e-book that’s full of hopes, goals, mysteries, nostalgia, and, lastly, a deep sense of accomplishment. And, you do not even should be a Wild man fanatic to get pleasure from it. In lots of respects, the e-book shouldn’t be about Wild man. It is about one man and the way a well-known mystery beast mentioned to lurk within the forests of america pushed him to take the journey(s) of a lifetime. Even when it meant ready till he was fifty! A superb road-trip-style e-book that shouldn’t be missed. If – when he was hanging out at Large Sur within the Nineteen Fifties – Jack Kerouac had encountered a Wild man and he was a bit older, that is the e-book he would have written.