Conspiracy Theories: Real-life Stories of Paranoia, Secrecy and Intrigue Paperback – 1 Jul 2004
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About the Author
David Southwell has nine years experience as a journalist, sub-editor and section editor in the newspaper industry. He lives in Essex.
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One of the great things about this is that it covers modern hot topics such as the murder of David Kelly (on that case it includes some amazing new material) and what the second war in Iraq/911 is really about.
Probably the best book to give to someone fairly new to the real stories behind the news, there is something for everyone in this book. If you are a sceptic about conspiracy theories, you will probably enjoy the acid, dark and often sarcastic humour the writers bring to the topics they cover, but if you are a conspiracy nut like me you'll enjoy a lot of the new twists that they have put into print.
One of the author's - David Southwell - is the subject of a lot of gossip in certain conspiracy circles after it emerged in a front-page Sunday Time's story that he worked with MI5 on terrorist issues. Amongst all the crazy stuff on aliens and Elvis, there are traces of a lot of inside knowledge about the world we aren't meant to know about.
My only gripes are that it could have done with some better editing in places and that the authors drop hints o things they were obviously afraid to publish (though they get away with exposing some amazing truths).
All in all, the most fun conspiracy book I've ever read.
Well written, there is lots of insight into the world - how the government really works, how the media really works and how all the secret agenda shape our lives. A lot of books that make you question authority are really po-faced, but there's some great humor in here and it's no surprise that this book is dedicated to Bill Hicks - it is exactly the type of conspiracy book he might have written.
Great looking with some amazing pictures, this is the book. One of the best I've read on this topic and certainly the funniest but genuinely scary book I've ever come across.
Once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down ever again. It contains a good varied selection of topics which include photos and other interesting content. It goes through the suspects behind each theory and the evidence behind it. The book is almost scary because of the depth that the topics go into but also cleverly worded with the author's dark and sarcastic comments throughtout the book.
It is well worth the money, everything you could ever think of packed in one, easy to read book. A must have for any person interested in conspiracy theories - don't miss out on this one.
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