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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,815 - Total Helpful Votes: 285 of 357
Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubba&hellip by Russell Miller
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I loved reading this account of what must be, one of the greatest con men ever! How people fall for this kind of clap trap, I'll never know, neither I imagine, does the author. He tries to be objective in his account, but its clear he thinks Scientology is half baked mumbo jumbo and Hubbard, is a shyster. My belief is the whole Scientology 'religion' is based on the need for its main core members to have power and money, which makes it just the same as any other religion, I suppose! The book is absolutely hilarious at times and I laughed out loud at some of the beleaguered activities of Sea Org. Its hilarious, a real delight to read. But then you remember, its sinister underbelly and its… Read more
Russian Journal 1996: Dear Demented Diary by Catherine Clay
1.0 out of 5 stars bonkers, 27 July 2014
Its impossible to make our what genre this book belongs to.The author spent some months in Russia,I established that much,what she went for and what she actually got out of the experience is unclear.The best way of describing this book is the schizoid ramblings of a narcissist.I mean,she descibes her family name as being the nearest thing to American royalty,her illness is genetic because the blue blood line didn't want to mix with others and other bizarre nonsense.I recommended you give this a miss.
Lady Luck and Me by Ben Dobson
Lady Luck and Me by Ben Dobson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I like the book, 13 July 2014
I like the book, on the whole. I can't help but feel some of the stories had been touched with the hyperbole stick. It was very honest, very raw and personal, and really quite funny at times. I don't think Ben's problems were of a spiritual nature though. I think they were closer to home. His issues with his stepfather/father for example, obviously affected his life. I think he had abandonment issues that psychologically affected him, and could have explained a lot of his chaotic and frankly reckless behaviour as an adult. Perhaps he just needs to sit down with his fractured family and thrash out some of the stuff that still rankles. Or maybe some wounds are too deep. he is a promising… Read more