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A fair start for newbies to this genre but a great bore if you've read around alot. Nothing new here whatsoever.
on 13 November 2015
"Do the global elite conceal ancient aliens ? " asks the question on the cover, while on the rear the blurb enquires, "But are these visitors (ET) simply observers - or do they play a much more active and controlling roll ?" Under the impression that the central thesis revolved around these concepts, I bought the book. Well I've just finished the book, and am none the wiser, as very little in the book directly addresses these questions. Instead, it is essentially a re-hashing of plenty of other books before it dealing with the "same old" pieces of the jigsaw. The first half is all about ancient aliens as these appear in various ancient texts, while the second half is dominated by an exploration of who controls the world's monetary system and how Earth is shaping up to be something along the lines of Orwell's 1984. At no point does the book properly discuss what the rear blurb leads you to expect , ie that the ancient ET's may have an active role in our recent and modern affairs, so it was rather a misleading synopsis overall on the back cover.
It is a useful starting-point for the "newbie" to these kinds of topics. For the well-versed reader it is a waste of time, trust me. I skimmed past large sections of it as there is so little in there that has not been written about before. The much older "Gods of Eden" did a far superior job of tackling the (absent) "central thesis" I was expecting to read in Marrs' book .
Another gripe is that he relied heavily on Sitchin's interpretations of the Sumerian texts. I am aware Sitchin got a lot right, but those of us who have read around a lot also know he got some things wrong. I was very surprised that a seasoned writer and researcher would go near Sitchin's work if he wants to be taken truly seriously , given how heavily discredited some of it has become over time.
Overall, it felt like Marrs was trying to cram too much into this book. And it completely fails to "pin the blame" on the "global elite" for concealing ancient aliens. All we learn about the global elite is how mad for money, power and control they are. But umpteen other authors have been over this before........
Bit of a yawn fest overall unless you are new to this kind of research. And even then, I'd steer you away from this book and towards "Gods of Eden" by William Bramley instead.