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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book Blurb Friday: the monastery


The
Monastery

Photo by Richard Schear
Eduardo "Jose" Bautista, author of seven volumes chronicling paranormal investigations, has reached his zenith with his latest book The Monastery for, surely, in this reviewer's opinion, it cannot be surpassed.
In his new work, the world's acknowledged expert on the subject puts forth his definitive treatise, proving to the satisfaction of scientist and skeptic alike that monasteries contain far more ghosts than do convents.
Acclaimed by the public after a televised speech on the subject, Bautista offers unimpeachable proof to substantiate his claim.
Using G.G. Gregory’s newly-developed and patented ghost-geiger, the author begins counting within the shadowed gardens and cloisters of a Benedictine convent and ends more than five years later with an abandoned Cistercian monastery.
This is a must-read for anyone who does, or doesn’t, believe in ghosts.

136 words

wherein Lisa Ricard Claro of Writing in the Buff, supplies a photo (this week by Ashley Ortiz) and invites us to imagine a book by an equally imaginary author, then write a "blurb" for the back of the book to convince readers to buy it. We must do this in 150 words or less, using the supplied photo as a prompt.

I have added a photo taken by my husband at the Kirillo-Belozersky Russian Orthodox monastery near Kuzino, Russia, during our August vacation with Viking River Cruises.


14 comments:

Bookie said...

I am not into ghosty things...too scary, but I will admit this made me want to read more about why a monastery would have more ghosts than a convent!

Interesting that the first three blurbs after Lisa's all saw a religious building here...

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I love paranormal stuff, so this is right up my alley. I'm with Claudia, though, wondering why the monastery has more ghosts than a convent. Because men are more stubborn than women, probably, even on the "other side." LOL

Melodie said...

and he's a darned good baseball player too! ;)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Kay, you have caught my interest! I was sensing some ghosts in the general vicinity of this picture too. I think that I would enjoy the book and the t.v. show!

Kathy M.

jabblog said...

Does the ghost-geiger differentiate between male and female ghosts? Will there be further revelations of naughty goings-on in the monasteries?
I liked this, Kay - very convincing.

Misty Dawn said...

You are so talented! I'm interested now... bring on the ghosts!

Jo said...

Ewhie, sounds really scary. I'm definitely interested and would read the book! Have a great weekend, Kay. (we're off to South Africa this weekend and I should be back online and commenting by Sunday night.) (((Hugs))) Jo

Friko said...

Oh, how stupid of me; for a minute there I thought you were serious and I was debating with myself how I could possibly comment and stay polite.

Susan Fobes said...

Ghosts and paranormal really creep me out, but I did wonder what (and who) might be wandering those hallowed halls? Nice take!

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Grandma's Goulash said...

Viva la difference, ghost style? I'd have to check that out. Although I'm not a big fan of the paranormal, this one is just quirky enough to catch my attention.

Thanks to Melodie, whose comment prompted me to google Bautista - I am shamefully sports illiterate. Googled Gregory as well, but only found a veterinary/author. I won't be reading his book about tapeworms! lol

Tammy said...

That ghost-geiger is such a nice touch. I would buy this one even without "unimpeachable proof!" Great take.

SquirrelQueen said...

Maybe monasteries have more ghost because the monks like baseball and hang around in the afterlife to enjoy the games!!

Great take on the photo. I like the one by your husband too, it's not as creepy as the first one. :)

Francisca said...

You're genius at this book blurb challenge, Kay. I am sure there are dimensions of existence we know nothing about.