"In late December of 1985, I had the most terrible and wonderful experience..." that's how New York Times bestselling author Whitley Strieber describes his Visitor* experience. Strieber has explored this experience in several books; Communion (1987), Transformation (1988), The Secret School: Preparation for Contact (1997).
What follows is a to-camera piece by the author about his new book SOLVING THE COMMUNION ENIGMA.
Look, let me reiterate, in case you think this is a hit piece, "I'm a real big fan of Whitley's creative writing, both his fiction and supposed factual books." I've read most of his novels, and especially enjoyed the Vampire 'Lilith' series. Communion was a great book that scared the shit out of me. Communion the film starred Christopher Walken, so it was an instant must-see. But there never seems to be a CLEAR DISCONNECT between Whitley's fictional and real life - I realise all writers put 'something of themselves into their work' but you can usually tell what's the real stuff and what's the made-up stuff ... not here. Strieber's persistence-of-enigma is proper Unknown Country.
I wasn't really in the mood to cover this material tonight, it's just that I'm re-reading THE GRAYS at the moment and enjoying it a second time and I've just noticed little scratches on my knuckles and wrist and "have no idea how they got there". Maybe I should pay MORE ATTENTION to my peripheral vision, in the coming pages.
Here's a hint: Strieber's most recent novel on this subject is called HYBRIDS, in case you're wondering where mankind is going - according to The Visitor Gameplan(tm).
Oh, and watch out for that FAKE ALIEN ATTACK that Good-ole Global Governance has been threatening us with for 'cinematic and literary' donkeys years.
* I've always suspected that poor Whitley's experience is more likely down to being drugged up and abducted by a Project Monarch/MK Ultra human insertion team with silent helicopters, than an actual meeting with trans-dimensional others. The problem is, of course, there's no proof either way, really; is there? It's back to the old Faith issue, or the old Profit issue. Either. Or.
January 31st 2012 Update: Tarcher/Penguin's Molly Brouilette was kind enough to send me a review copy of Solving the Communion Enigma which I've just read and submitted the review to www.Scene360.com who'll host it.
April 6th 2012 Update: the book review (submitted in February and publish-delayed because of health issues) of Whitley Strieber's Solving The Communion Enigma is now online at Scene360.