James Randi is a saviour of what sometimes seems like the right-minded minority. If you have bought this book then you probably don't need convincing that there is a logical explanation for all things that go bump in the night, or that the ouija board wouldn't work without someone pushing it etc However it is interesting and reassuring to have this book at hand to combat and dispel the notions of those who prefer to hold the more colourful answers to such, so called, phenomena. I have produced it on more than one occasion when the Jehovah witnesses have come knocking at the door, as it has a list of 'end of world predictions' at the back, which included several from the Jehovah witnesses. It also includes lengthy sections devoted to such mystic luminaries as the great Uri Geller. Explaining his rise, downfall and many failures that have managed to be forgotten by the public. Even the lovable Doris Stokes gets a mention and an explanation.
As to those reviewers who complain that Randi isn't prepared to accept any of the anomalies of the paranormal etc, he has strong reason not to. They are not real, and that is what he proves to do. To offers his explanation to each from A through to Z.
In today's world, where so many are prepared to accept each and every form of paranormal hokum this is a brilliant, invaluable, much needed book.