Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 4th, 2013
Anomalist Books has a new notice that Jadoo (2013) has been released:
Now Available: Jadoo
January 4, 2013
John A. Keel died on July 3, 2009, but his works survive. With the permission of his estate, we have just reprinted his first book, JADOO, which appeared in 1957. Whether or not it is “the greatest book ever written on the black magic of the Orient,” as it’s been called, we can say for certain that there will never again be another book like it.Jadoo, a Hindi word meaning “Black Magic,” captures a world that is now lost to us—the strange, dark, mysterious world that was once called the “Orient.” It is the story of a real-life Indiana Jones of the 1950s named John Keel, who went on to write The Mothman Prophecies, which was made into a movie starring Richard Gere in 2002. This revised edition of JADOO contains material that the original publisher deleted from the book, specifically a warm and melancholy chapter on Keel’s love life in Egypt. In this new edition you will also find a review of the book written by Keel himself under a pseudonym, a few photographs from his files, a sample of his travel notes, and a proposal for a follow-up book to JADOO. If you read the book long, long ago, it’s time to read it again. The book has aged very, very well.
Publisher/editor of Anomalist Books Patrick Huyghe was assisted in his task of seeing this book reappear by Doug Skinner and yours truly. Doug and I possess various parts of John A. Keel’s archives given to Doug, for johnkeel.com, and to me, to be held by the International Cryptozoology Museum, which were given directly to us from John and his half-sister.
I am delighted to see Keel’s works live on.
If you have seen and read the following old versions…
you will certainly want to get this new 2013 edition, with plenty of new material in it. Pick your copy today, here: Jadoo.