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I was there when he researched it
on 12 February 2013
I am possibly cheeky to review this new edition of A Piece of Blue Sky in advance of reading it (its on order). I know there is previously unpublished
material in it.
What I can say is that I was a guest in Jon's house on many occasions during the period when he was researching his book. He had predecessor books on hand to check-out and overtake, but even there he checked every detail by writing around, effectively finding out for himself.. He sent out many, many
letters, interviewed many people, and built up cabinets full of documents - no slightest plagiarism here! There was a good deal of information that he left out, feeling that when exposing a very litigous cult he had to have more than the minimum number of legally valid witnesses. He also has a very strong
sense of fair play and would never engage in opportunist sniping or mere demagoguery.
Others have copied from his first edition and thereby have made the profits that Jon didn't make - his enterprise in publishing the first edition of "Blue Sky" was dogged by mishaps and greed-inspired actions of others. I thus hope that this new edition gets bought by many, and that his hard work is at last vindicated via having money in his pocket. Jon's hard work well deserves your interest and support.
Scientology is still there, and it is still a threat both to individuals who approach it, and more widely in society, and thats even though being exposed for
what it is has 'bound' it, such that the cult cannot grow. Thus this book is still a necessary reference work, as well as being a good read.
Peter Forde B.Sc. (open)