Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Parasite - Featured Author Book Review

book cover art for The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Parasite
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal

     I imagine this book was written before much was really understood about hypnotism and mesmerism. In Doyle's version of this procedure it isn't so much that a post-hypnotic suggestion is given but that the mesmerizer can take control of a person's mind at any time after the initial connection is established. The woman who begins to posses Professor Gilroy's mind at will is compared to a parasite because of the way she manages to latch on to his thoughts and has complete control over his actions.

     It is a very creepy story and quite short and quick to read. I definitely recommend it, especially for those readers who like to experiment and read stories that are outside the genre that famous classic authors are known for.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

     As with most classics, this novel is within the public domain and available for download as a free ebook on both Amazon and Goodreads.

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