Unquestionably, this is the long-awaited encyclopedic summation of a most difficult and delicate field of study. The author presents a magisterial treatment of the state of art of cranial prophylaxis - and yet never fails to maintain the lucidity of explanation that so eludes other, lesser lights in this arcane science.
This satisfied reader is reminded of Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, and Tom Lehrer - all of whom are either dead, or as near as make no difference - and that sad fact would be no surprise at all to anyone who reads M E Brines's thesis. For Mr. Brines argues most persuasively that such poor souls, failing to take the necessary aluminised precautions, are doomed to die an early death or, at the very least, descend into permanent Lovecraftian madness. And, whilst Mr. Brines's primary goal in this treatise is to advise the vulnerable on how they can, indeed should, protect themselves from insidious mind control violation, he does not stint from describing the perfidy of such attacks on the innocent victims. His contempt for the perpetrators of these assaults - governments of all hues, both national and global; extraterrestrials of all hues, both green and blue; and, this reader suspects, anybody named Hugh, or Hughes - is unvarnished and devastating.
It is difficult to fully describe the emotions elicited by this canonical text: the joy of long-awaited vindication? The sudden, overwhelming urge to go shopping for kitchen supplies? The metallic taste of fear - or aluminum?
The sated reader of this very fine work, fully protected by his silvery, lined beanie or baseball cap, will give thanks to the learned author, and will hope for more such illumination - if not actual irradiation.