- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: Merlin Publishing; 1st Edition edition (October 7, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903582849
- ISBN-13: 978-1903582848
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #898,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology Paperback – October 7, 2008
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Apparently scientology is trying to get this book shut down by claiming defamation, blah, blah, blah...business at usual. This review may be removed..if that's the case so be it. Since Amazon is too chicken to carry this book, my recommendation is to go to Eason books online and search for the author by name and order the book.
And to scientology....You can't stop the wave.
Many ex-scientologists have had the courage to speak out and all of the stories were filled with tragedies and bone chilling personal accounts. This true story of John Duignan and his escape from the cult is sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
This book "hit home" for me because the way the author got sucked into the cult is exactly the way it happened to me as well. I was one of the lucky ones. I got out of the cult early on. I did not suffer like so many other scientologists do, though I did get harassed by the cult.
People sometimes ask me, "Why do famous actors stay in Scientology if it is so horrible?" I have an answer for that. It is because actors are high profile, rich, and they are a public relations boon for the Church of Scientology. Actors do not have trouble paying for scientology courses and the cult wants to keep them as happy as possible to avoid a PR disaster should the high profile actor speak out publicly against the cult. Furthermore, being a member of the Church of Scientology has become a Hollywood "fad." One actor (Jason Beghe) has quit the cult and is now speaking out. You can see the video at:
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This is a must read for any Scientology critic or if you are considering joining Scientology.
Scientology crimes are being exposed!
BUY THIS BOOK, you won't be disapointed.
There is much in this book that is cheerful: the knowledge that human rights activists and civil rights activists, who have protested in defense of the human and civil rights of Scientology customers, has been and are liberating Scientology victims' bodies and minds; the knowledge that Anonymous, protesting in defense of the human and civil rights of Scientology customers, is helping Scientology customers flee the criminal organization and regain their lives. That is the cheerful part.
There is also the sad, horrifying, and cautionary side to the book: the crimes and human rights abuses that are ignored by law enforcement, but of which Scientology salespeople, staff, management, and customers are inflicted with on a daily basis by the vile organization.
The book clearly explains how life as a Scientology customer, salesperson, or staff member is much like life as a battered wife who feels there is no escape, no hope, no family or friends to turn to. Anyone who has been affected by domestic violence will see the parallels and find hope in this book.
While reading the book I could not help but compare the author's narration of life "in Scientology" with that of life among cancer victims. Family members of Scientology victims are like family members of cancer victims: just one person, afflicted with either cancer of Scientology, adversely, malignantly effects one's entire family and friends.
The best part of the book is about blame.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read quite a few memoirs by former scientologists already, this book struck me as particularly thoughtful. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Thomas
This book is very interesting and eye-opening. A true story of how one man got into Scientology and then his commitment to it, and eventually his awakening to the truth of the man... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Nancy Watson
I purchased this book recently direct from John 's own site in Ireland : [...]
The purchase price included worldwide delivery. Read more
This book is a remarkable insight into the murky world of Scientology. It's quite a page-turner, particularly towards the end, when John realises that Scientology is not what he... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Colm
This book was disappointing. It started out exciting but the author did not reveal any "inner workings" in Scientology you wouldn't know of if you Googled. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by The Guardian
After reading the book My Billion Year Contract: Memoir of a Former Scientologist, I decided to write a review for it using `The Complex' as a point of comparison. Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Daniel
This book does a great job describing the day to day life inside Scientology. There are so many people out now telling these stories that we have to start paying attention. Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by Regan Haines
The Complex was published in 2009 in Ireland. This book is probably one of the most recent explosive exposes revolving around the cult of Scientology and the dangers of being a... Read morePublished on September 7, 2009 by Diane J. Trautweiler