Small town lost

Centralia, PA. A small town lost to a mine fire.

Friday, December 19, 2014

What the book, "Centralia PA, Devils Fire" is all about!

Centralia PA, Devils Fire

It is winter and book sales have slowed. Sold a few for Christmas gifts, and some at the local bookstores. Hey! This book is not just for folks interested in Centralia! It is a fun, if not campy, sort of novel, wrapped in three levels of writing. The first is as a "campfire" tale, with demons and priests and witches. But, just like "The Wizard of Oz" these demons actually are metaphors for the mining company interests. The priests, witches and others are the townspeople, the Molly Maguires, and others coming to save the day. And overall, the book represents my personal beliefs regarding big business, politics, and religion. All of the information in the book is accurate historically, but has been re-positioned to fit the novel. So, when the story speaks of demons, of course there were no REAL demons, however, the demons used as metaphors are historically accurate, as are all of the services performed, etc. In short, you can learn a lot of history while enjoying a fun story aimed at readers of all ages!

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