Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal

Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal

by Alex Irvine

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061912948
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Series: Supernatural (Television Show) Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 9,765
File size: 4 MB

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John Winchester's Journal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
VampWolf More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the show, this has to be a must have! This gives you an inside view of what John Winchester went through. It's moving, it's AMAZING! The things we don't know about the boys and their father is all inside this book!
Amber Harris More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome. it shows the life of john instead of sam and dean. you get to see how marys death affected the whole family prior to the tv series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This journal was surprisingly well-written, and I would definitely recommend it to a fan of the show. The writer portrayed John's struggles and experiences over the years in a manner that felt very true to Supernatural. I loved the glimpses of what Dean and Sam were like as kids. There are several pages of interludes that involve excerpts from folklore and urban legends. Readers may either love these pages or want to skip them, in which case the book is much shorter than it seems.
Ginnyca More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. It shows what John when thur after Mary died. It all tells you things you never knew about John, Sam, and Dean. If you are a Supernatural Fan then you will loves this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome was betrer than exspected
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No its not Robert Downing Jr. Its Jeffrey Dean Morgan ya idjit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Driver picks the music and shotgun shuts his cake hole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! A must read for supernatural fans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love supernatural and when I saw this I HAD to get it
rivkat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sloppy tie-in--John Winchester's not much of a writer, and there are fragments of mystical texts and lists of supernatural creatures interspersed throughout, along with his yearly ruminations on his anniversary, the boys' birthdays, and the date of Mary's death. Even with all the angst, I got no sense of his character, and I thought some of the information was inconsistent with what we've seen (e.g., John sending Dean on extended solo hunts before Sam left, which seems to contradict the Pilot; information in the journal that one would think Dean and Sam would have read long before they figured stuff out on the show). Oh well.
MeganAngela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift for my birthday a few years back from a relative who knows that I LOVE Supernatural. So it saddens me to have to say that this tie-in is, to be frank, pretty bad. I had high hopes for it. I mean, who wouldn't want to read all the knowledge and secrets written in Papa Winchester's journal?The journal is full of John's entries detailing hunts, special occasions with Sam and Dean, and remembrances of Mary. It is also chock full of his "notes" on all things supernatural and demonic. The problem with this journal is that the true focus is John's notes, which are extremely dry and boring to read. I found myself skipping over many of them and only read the ones that pertained to baddies from the show. Other entries are written in latin, so, in essence, they are unreadable for those who have no grasp of the language. The entries that relate to John's thoughts, feelings and experiences bring very little to his character or those of Sam and Dean. We don't really learn anything that we didn't already know. Instead, John comes across as more of a jerk than he does on the show.In the end, I was hoping for something that would really give us fans more insight into the characters, and even more background on their past. I was also hoping for folklore passages that weren't a chore to read through. This is just a tie-in journal for fans and not an actual resource after all. I can definitely see super fans of the show being willing to slog through the journal, but anyone who hasn't seen the show would probably not find anything redeeming about it. Two stars.
avhacker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
eh i liked this at forst but then it was just the same thing on and on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done, very good for fans of SPN!
TheWinchesters67 More than 1 year ago
What are the symbol languages in this book? Are they fake???
NookgirlLW More than 1 year ago
It's refreshing to read the Dad's point of view of the Monster Hunter Guide. He's really a loving father and skilled Hunter all rolled into one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrap my arms around your neck and and pull you close. I make out with you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I SHIP IT!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in* hey anybody here?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man, I cried. Love Supernatural and this is perfect for anyone who is a big fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me and my older brother watch the supernatural series and right now we're on season 5 we just barely got to that season. Me and him are like addicts we're planning on watching the ENTIRE SERIES pizza and popcorn on me ....:) JK ALSO LOOKIN FOR SOMEONE TO CHAT WITH
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for light reading. I love the series and two bucks to enjoy something from that series wasn't a problem for me.