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on 14 September 2015
This is great read for all fans of conspiracy theories. As well as all of the usual favourites (9/11, JFK, Princess Diana etc.), I was also intrigued by some new ones that might not be as well known which has helped broaden my knowledge about the world of conspiracy theories. The fact that each theory has its own little section that isn't very long also helps to break it down and make it easier to read. The web links that Shircore also provides to help back-up certain points and for use in background reading also make a difference as you're not just reading straight facts and theories and are actually getting background knowledge and learning something that can help you form your own opinions. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who's either already interested or is looking to get into the realm of conspiracy theories as it has a lot of information and is one of the more useful books that I have read on the topic.
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on 26 March 2012
I read this book over the weekend - I couldn't put it down! I don't normally buy into conspiracy theories, but this book is not hyperbolic and presents a well balanced view of all the theories you've heard about. Shircore lets you make up your own mind but also manages to put his own voice forward. What's also really cool is that he's put in web links so you can look up certain bits and pieces yourself. It's an intelligent read but does not take itself too seriously. Definitely recommended!
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on 7 January 2018
Not bad. Very interesting and fact or no fact. Some of the conspiracy theories i have to say I don't believe in them.
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on 31 May 2013
Very enjoyable book. Each conspiracy is introduced generally (useful since some of them I was not aware of) and a bit of background is given. This is followed by an outlining of why one might believe the conspiracy and a rundown of all the reasons why one might be inclined to doubt it. The author very rarely takes one side or the other and for the most part simply presents a series of facts and leaves it up to the reader to make of them what he / she will.
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on 21 May 2017
great read thanks
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on 11 January 2018
Worth a read
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on 19 November 2012
I have just finished 'Conspiracy! 49 reasons to Doubt, 50 Reasons to Believe' on my Kindle. I found it to be well constructed and well written with, in the main, just the right amount of detail. It is a wide ranging book with many subjects of conspiracy of which I knew nothing before and I now want to find out even more about some of them.

Chapter after chapter is probably not the best way to approach it as,in my case at least,facts and suppositions from one conspiracy tended to merge with another; this is obviously not a fault of the book itself. I would think it would have been better to read it in short bursts, one conspiracy at a time. I liked the links to original and other background information.
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on 23 August 2013
Fascinating, comprehensive and well-written. Unfortunately, because the author has chosen to cover so many conspiracy theories in one book and to devote a chapter of roughly the same length to each of them, the treatment of many is rather sketchy, with some major ones - the assassination of JFK for example - crying out for a more in-depth approach; others are given rather more space than they deserve . On the other hand, the bite-sized chunks make it ideal for dipping into, and generally this book is recommended as (in spite of the rather sensationalist cover and title) a sensible and well-researched introduction to the subject.
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on 29 March 2012
This is intelligent writing on subjects that are often treated with great presumption. Really well researched. Very well argued. Some of the conspiracies are less well known which is very welcome indeed...plus of course all the ones you expect to see in a book like this. Thoroughly enjoyed it...highly recommended!
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on 21 January 2013
This book features many famous, and more obscure, conspiracy theories in fairly short chapters. You can just dip in and find the one you're after and read them all. Shircore tries to present both sides in a non-sensational style and just give 'facts' as they are known. I read on kindle fire, and tried to follow or find links that are peppered throughout, (bit.ly) but they wouldn't work. Perhaps I was missing something; it would have been nice to see some of the clips, documents and pics mentioned. With a read.
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