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BOOK ↠ The Dungeon Master The Disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III Å William C. Dear Der But in the course of his astonishing grueling investigation of life at MSU and of a young man's tragic alienation fro This book is old published in 1984 four years after the story came to a sad conclusion I decided to read the book when I saw it as I come from the same town as that of the young man who disappeared while at Michigan State in East Lansing James Dallas Egbert III was a young man of sixteen when he went missing His parents from Dayton Ohio owned a successful business James was a very gifted child starting college at age 13 He was a computer whiz wrote poetry and excelled at his school work Sadly his mother constantly pushed him and insisted that things be done her way and his father was unable to stand up for his son With no supervision at college he was soon adrift partaking of drugs some of which he manufactured himself was involved in the gay community and very much into actual role playing of the fantasy game Dungeons and Dragons It was too much too fast and initiated a downward spiral William Dear a prominent detective from Texas was hired by the Egberts to find him Mr Dear and his investigative team did eventually find the Egbert boy and this is his accounting of the search and rescue Interesting and profoundly heart breaking this book is one that leaves you with a sense of sadness for a brilliant mind wasted

BOOK The Dungeon Master The Disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III

FREE PDF Ç BOOK The Dungeon Master The Disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III ã MONEYEXPRESSCARD Ç When William Dear began his search for Dallas Egbert he had four possibilities in mind suicide runaway kidnapping and murder But in the course of his astonishing grueling in M society he came to understand that there could be no single explanation for the disappearance of James Dallas Egbert II Is this a good book? I can't really say that Is it worth reading? Maybe? Go on a vanity project journey into a private detective's ego as he investigates the disappearance of a young college student Read about the adventures he has following false leads learning about Dungeons Dragons exploring underground steam tunnels and laying down on the train tracks and vaguely learn about the darker sad true story of the disappearance that seems to go mostly untold and deserves better treatment than this

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The Dungeon Master The Disappearance of James Dallas Egbert IIIWhen William Dear began his search for Dallas Egbert he had four possibilities in mind suicide runaway kidnapping and mur I finished this book a few months ago and have been putting off this review This book makes me angry It pains me mentally and emotionally It is a despicable book with a cast of despicable people and a child who is being exploited and used by all of them This is what would happen if Satan wrote David Copperfield Anyone who played Dungeons and Dragons as a kid in the 80's would have been at least parenthetically familiar with the case of James Dallas Egbert Notorious hack Rona Jaffe glommed onto his story in her own novel Mazes and Monsters which became a TV movie featuring an unknown actor by the name of Tom HanksLong story short the popular depiction in the media is that Egbert killed himself because he went berserk playing a live action version of DD He became the poster boy for the damaged youth of America who couldn't differentiate reality from fantasy and suffered a dire end because of it Dear is a self aggrandizing dirt bag who decided to write this book to cash in on the tragic situation of a teenage child prodigy who was dealing with a lot of issues parental pressure being a child prodigy drug use and coming to terms with being gay in the 1970'sWhat is most tragic about the way the events in this book are depicted is that this poor kid had absolutely no one to turn to who wasn't either putting pressure on him getting him stoned ignoring him or sexually exploiting himDear adds to the cast of useless characters by wanting to make a buck off of the kid What makes this so painful is that there is a story to be told here Dallas' life is worthy of discussion and being remembered he lived at the intersections of a society that hated and feared gay people; a society that is distrustful and exploitative towards child prodigies; and the need for self destruction that has taken so many young people from usI hope one day someone writes that book