Book Reviews

John Winchester’s Journal by Alexander C. Irvine

My edition: Kindle owned
Pages: 218
Genre: Paranormal, Media tie in, Fantasy
Publish: Feb 3rd, 2009
Rating: no rating DNF


Sam and Dean Winchester know all the secrets their father recorded in his journal. Now you can, too.

On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons.

Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester’s Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It’s all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in “Phantom Traveler,” John’s notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean’s first hunt, Sam’s peewee soccer team . . . and John’s single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.


I used to watch Supernatural. I did like the show for awhile. I had bought this when I was a fan and I had never really gotten to it. When I became a born again Christian I found faults in much of Supernatural. Like a God who is absent even to His angels and some of the scripture they use a few times it’s out of context. But that is my reasoning on why I don’t watch the show anymore. I will forever love Dean’s antics. Especially the episode when there is a cat in the locker. If you are a fan of the show you know exactly which episode I am talking about.

To start off I would like to say if you love Supernatural that’s cool. I explained why I’m no longer a fan. Hopefully, you will understand and not automatically judge me because I put my faith first and didn’t want to continue on watching a show like Supernatural.

The reason why I am reading this is because I am cleaning out my kindle and I decided to give this a try instead of just deleting from my account. With that being said let us get to the review.

One thing I really do love about Supernatural is that the boys are from Kansas. We are reading John’s journal which Sam and Dean have in the show. The journal starts off with John dealing with the death of Mary.

How do I feel about this… I feel like this really didn’t feel like John’s voice. I feel like this was just a backstory to what happened between the death of Mary to John’s death. I feel like the journal sounds better on the show than what this turned out to be.

I really couldn’t get into the story. Nothing gripped me like the show did. I will just take it as a bust. Really not a fan of the journal.