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it's a really crummy, '70s style encyclopedia/compendium of material cribbed from Randi's extensive library, very superficial and was probably useful only before the invention of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Martha H.
As with all of Randi's books, he tells it like it is. I wonder how many millions of dollars he has saved people, by warning them away from frauds? Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by David
The book is interesting and surprisingly less caustic than Randi's others books. The book might better be described as a small dictionary rather than an "encyclopedia". Read morePublished on February 27, 2007 by Lovin' The Truth
Fun read and yeah - what do you expect from a world, who believes more in so called "Psychics" than facing reality and that we are really not that important as we think we... Read morePublished on February 5, 2006 by Mark Bellinghaus
If you get this book, do so for one of two reasons:
1)You want entertaining tidbits about weird stuff
2)You already own everything else Randi's written... Read more
Skepticism can be healthy, but this book is an error-filled celebration of hollow, misleading cynicism delivered with a surprising level of shallowness and lack of detail. Read morePublished on June 19, 2005 by David Ciaffardini
The only people who like this book are the people (1) who agree with everything the author tells them (2) James Randi himself.
Personally I find this book to be useless. Read more
James Randi haphazardly lumps parasychology, mythology and various religious subjects together only to dismiss them with a snide comment. Read morePublished on December 1, 2004 by A. Johnson
I didn't have the patience to go through the entire book, but now I'm curious if James Randi has listed himself as one of the personages of hoaxes. Read morePublished on October 27, 2004 by Hypnotist