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Interesting, if true...
on 26 October 2008
I agree with the mixed opinions expressed by other reviewers for this book. Jim Marrs has performed a staggering amount of research to write this, and the first quarter of the book really does open your eyes as to the various groups of people that seem to represent the "highest power". Its interesting how Marrs makes constant links back to the same people (Rockefellers, Rothschilds etc).
Sadly though I found this book a difficult read. Toward the end of the book there are so many people and parties named that I found it confusing. Also, I don't believe the book presents 'the hidden history that connects the Trilateral Commisions, The Freemasons'. It merely states that certain people of considerable power happened to be part of these various organisations, but stops there.
Also, as the book progresses the claims get more and more spectacular, moving onto alien races ruling the Egyptians. We cannot verify the accuracy of all these tales for obvious reasons, so I began to wonder just how elaborate these theories could get before they became rediculous. I would be fantastic to think that aliens really did build the pyramids etc, but its hard to believe with the existing evidence we have based on ancient texts that may not even be interpretted correctly, if indeed genuine to begin with.
I liked this book because it provides strong evidence that there are a select group of individuals who make the world's major decisions and value their wealth and power over human life (creating wars for profit etc). I believe that these people may also hold the answers to other points made in the book about our alien origins. However, its unlikely we will really find out these truths any time soon, so I kind of took the subject matter with a pinch of salt...!