Monday, September 18, 2006

90. "Them: Adventures with Extremists" ~ Jon Ronson



"Are the extremists onto something? Or has he become one of Them?"

Well, shit and shoepolish. After reading this book about the mysterious Bilderberg Group, similar conspiracy theories shared by both Ku Klux Klan members and al Qaida, and the weird fraternal piss-fest held in a California forest with George Bush, Sr., as emcee, it's difficult to *not* look over your shoulder. That and the fact that someone at the National Homeland Security office in the U.S. has my blog on its casual checklist.

Ronson writes about his adventures with extremists with a dash of sarcasm and a pinch of caution. He alternates between fear of death threats and skepticism of crazy "tin foil hat" ideology. This writing style is brilliant as it pulls the reader along this roller-coaster ride.

Contact me to save your tent space for the Apocolypse. And bring your own canned food.

4.5 out of 5.0 Hello Police.

1 comment:

Diana said...

I loved this book!