25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining, amusing, but hopelessly unconvincing,
By A Customer
This review is from: DARK MOON : Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers (Paperback)
I sort-of enjoyed reading this book - it makes a good bathtime read if nothing else! It starts off reasonably well, the arguments about doctored photos etc are well put and just about had me convinced. I guess this is their strongest subject and the reason for their skepticism about the Apollo project. Unfortunately the authors didn't think to quit when they were ahead, and the more I read the less convinced of their arguments I became... the book rambles from one subject to another with little to connect them, they get basic facts wrong yet pedantically complain about "inaccuracies" in irrelevant things like other people's spelling! They cite films such as Apollo 13 and Independence Day (!!! reference to "inaccuracies" in the date of the Roswell incident, for goodness' sake! Thanks for the laugh, folks, took me ages to stop when I read that!) as perpetuating the "myth". How can they expect to be taken seriously with arguments like this? Then they liberally fill the book with breakout boxes containing sarcastic and usually irrelevant asides - do they think they're being amusing? To me, they just diminish their credibility by resorting to playground name-calling. They should concentrate on making their arguments coherent, unless of course they're just padding out the book to make it look like a serious work of research. I won't go on - but if you want to read some very entertaining theories regarding Mars, crop circles, UFOs, Frau Im Mond, Buzz Aldrin, and Hitler's dog then by all means buy this book. Personally, I wish I'd borrowed it from the library and not wasted my money.