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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating theory...
Although in the years following it's initial release, some of Von Daniken's theories have been proven to be somewhat spurious, much of the material in this book is both fascinating and valid. (And let's be honest, if somebody makes a lot of claims, some are going to be proved wrong at one point or another...)Chariots of the Gods explores the possible relationship of...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good for a laugh.........
I bought this book when it was first published in the UK. My excuse is, I was only 19 and was prepared to be amazed. What I find really incredible is, people are still taking it all seriously and talking about facts. There are very few facts in any of Von daniken's books and he's been forced to retract much of what he originally wrote. Why should he worry though. I'm...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good for a laugh........., 9 July 2014
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I bought this book when it was first published in the UK. My excuse is, I was only 19 and was prepared to be amazed. What I find really incredible is, people are still taking it all seriously and talking about facts. There are very few facts in any of Von daniken's books and he's been forced to retract much of what he originally wrote. Why should he worry though. I'm sure he's laughing all the way to the bank.

Am I open minded. Yes, I've read dozens of these books and for the most part I've found them very entertaining. But the trouble with being too open minded is, you find your brain and your reason dribbling away out of your ears.

Do we have a lot of mysterious structures around the world that we know little about? Yes of course we do, and it's entirely possible that as we uncover more and more lost civilisations that civilisation itself will be pushed further back in time. And why do people find it so inconceivable that these structures weren't built by humans. The human race is infinitely capable, resourceful and adaptable And with every year that goes by, we learn more about the distant past. For instance, we now know HOW the ancient Egyptians moved huge blocks of stone. Satellite pictures have revealed many lost towns and cities under the Egyptian sands. How much might we still have to learn from them.

Read this book and others like it by all means. Be entertained and yes, even question orthodoxy. But make no mistake, Von Daniken was not exactly the most truthful writer out there.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating theory..., 16 Jan 2002
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Although in the years following it's initial release, some of Von Daniken's theories have been proven to be somewhat spurious, much of the material in this book is both fascinating and valid. (And let's be honest, if somebody makes a lot of claims, some are going to be proved wrong at one point or another...)Chariots of the Gods explores the possible relationship of mankind's history with beings from other worlds. Was Jesus an astronaut? You may find the concept a little (or extremely) wacky, but read this book, and by the end, you'll be wondering. Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in offbeat ideas, and almost as important to anyone else who needs to broaden their ideas of the world a little. However strange those ideas may be...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking., 10 April 2014
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Mind-bending stuff. A fun read. It asks the big questions e.g. Who are we? What are we doing here? Did we really evolve from monkeys? Or were we genetically engineered by a higher intelligence? Whether it is true or not, it makes one think. The editing is a bit dodgy. It's almost as though it's been written by a German and it'll do. I think the proofreader dropped the ball quite a bit on this one ;) I didn't get the feeling that it was written by an English native. But never-the-less it's not a literary masterpiece. It's a great introduction into alternative histories, forbidden history and so on, or infact the real history that has been kept from us. The book is analytical and draws on many fascinating sources. Well worth a read to those with an open mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging concepts, 5 Mar 2013
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Thought provoking with some challenging questions for the establishment, well worth reading, a little clumsy to get into initially but stay with it
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1.0 out of 5 stars I always thought that there had to be something to ..., 25 July 2014
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I always thought that there had to be something to this book since it's so well known - but it's just pure fantasy and quasi-statistical speculation and the writer doesn't even try to disguise it as anything else
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHICH AS ALWAYS FROM AMAZON IS VERY GOOD. HOWEVER, 17 July 2014
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I CAN ONLY REVIEW THIS FROM THE DELIVERY/POSTAGE AND PACKING POINT OF VIEW, WHICH AS ALWAYS FROM AMAZON IS VERY GOOD. HOWEVER, I PURCHASED THIS FOR MY SON, AS HE HAD READ PART OF THIS BOOK ON BORROWING IT FROM A FRIEND AND HAD TO RETURN IT BEFORE HE COULD COMPLETE IT. HOWEVER, IT MUST HAVE BEEN INTERESTING OR HE WOULD NOT HAVE MENTIONED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO READ THE REST OF IT AND THAT IS WHY I BOUGHT IT FOR HIM. HE IS IN HIS FORTIES SO THIS MAY HELP ANYONE WHO IS WONDERING WHAT AGE GROUP THIS MAY INTEREST. I HOPE THIS HELPS.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 10 Feb 2005
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As said in the title, it's an interesting read. I managed to read this in about a week (on the way to and from work), and I must admit, I was engrossed in it until the very end. Yes, his theories are far fetched, which, for me, in the end, were his downfall, but still, it put a different spin on things that you assumed were fact because of past, and so-called 'proven' theories.
The only gripe I have, he dismisses people who say his theories are far fetched, but in relation to the space-craft he says that crashed on earth, he says one theory is too far fetched, therefore dismisses it, tad hypocritical. (For all you interested, the theory that Daniken dismissed was that when a fireball hurtled across the sky of the Siberian Taiga, one man said that this could have been a direct result from the Krakatoa volcano eruption. This is due to the fact that this eruption sent out a large concentration of radio waves into space and the 'aliens' mistakenly took the radio waves for a signal from space, so directed a laser beam, which was far too strong, at the earth and when the beam his the earth's atmosphere high above Siberia, it had turned into matter, crashing into the surface of the earth).
Anyway, happy reading. If you're interested in learning a little bit on theories and seeing things in a different way, opening up new possibilities, get this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 7 July 2014
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bought it as a gift for my mam she loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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Too read very interesting
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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excellent
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