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New Book Reviews

From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 20:30:45 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 10:45:31 -0400
Subject: New Book Reviews


Two new UFO book reviews...

--Mac


WITHOUT CONSENT Carl Nagaitis and Philip Mantle

'Without Consent', newly reissued by Beyond Publications, is a
laudable study for readers wishing to understand the alien
abduction phenomenon. Plainly presented, 'Without Consent'
neither indulges in unfettered speculation nor subjective
interpretation; the cases it presents stand as representative
enigmas from the annals of British ufology. The authors approach
the abduction enigma as a challenge to conventional thought,
leaving the verdict to the reader. 'Without Consent' is a short,
sensible primer that shines a much-needed light on the state of
UFO research in the UK.

More: http://mactonnies.com/ufobooks.html


THE GODS OF EDEN William Bramley

'The Gods of Eden', once excavated from its ufological
pretensions, is essentially a brief history of the role of
secret societies from ancient Sumeria to the present day. As
such, it's reasonably informative. But Bramley's thesis--that
beings from UFOs are responsible for corrupting human politics
in order to keep us occupied with endless Orwellian conflict--is
so weak as to be laughable; I personally suspect the
sensationalistic ET angle was suggested by the book's publishers
and grafted into the text at the last minute. Bramley's book is
annoying in several other respects. He ceaselessly condescends
and pretends to the role of 'spiritual mentor', matter-of-factly
criticizing world religions and how they fail to address humans
as "spiritual beings." 'The Gods of Eden' is so thoroughly
soaked in Bramley's own belief system that it sometimes reads as
conspiratorial self-parody, complete with seldom-seen alien
invaders as cosmic scapegoats for humanity's every failing. Toss
in CIA mind-control, scheming international bankers, the
alternative archaeology of Zechariah Sitchin, and near-death
experiences, and 'The Gods of Eden' achieves a certain rambling
charm. Read Bramley's self-congratulatory tome with the biggest
salt-shaker you can lift.

More: http://mactonnies.com/ufobooks.html

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