- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Salvo Press (September 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930486308
- ISBN-13: 978-1930486300
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,237,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paranoia Paperback – September 1, 2001
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Craig DiLouie's Paranoia was an exhilarating romp through the shadowy corridors of power where subterfuge, secrecy, and an insatiable desire to rule the world all contribute to create a state of psychological disequilibrium. The tension and suspense in this book was so engrossing that I finished it in two sittings, and by the final page I felt as if I had became at--one with the main characters."" --Victor Thorn, Editor, Babel Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The fact is, it's practically impossible to know which bits of information or disinformation on these subjects are valid, no matter how much hard research you do and no matter how many 'experts' you speak to. Yet inevitably, when you are faced with a mountain of facts and testimonies and the convoluted histories of such mysterious groups as the 'Knights Templar', that one nagging question will always pop into your head, time and again ... what if it were all true? It's probably not. But what if it WERE?
This, it seems, is the simple lever that DiLouie uses as a fulcrum to attempt to move the world -- or in this case, our preconceptions about 'conspiracies', and about the likelihood that a handful of powerful men could influence the fate of billions. To do this, he starts with an 'Everyday Joe' in a small town, somebody we either already know or may be ourselves, and he turns this man's life upside-down ... and in doing so, turns us as readers upside-down as well. Then he does it again. And again. Until, by the closing epiphany, we -- like the main character -- have no idea which way is up any more.
In the end, by the time you have feverishly flipped through the pages of this compelling and informative novel -- at each turn wondering what could possibly happen next -- you may or may not believe in 'conspiracy theories' any more than you did when you started. But you will certainly be entertained. And even more certainly, those two seductive words will continue to resonate in your thoughts for days and even weeks afterward ... as you watch the news ... as you walk past your neighbor's door ... as you check your e-mail ...
From start to finish, DiLouie tells an exciting story and provides a balanced view of conspiracy theorists along with great insights about human belief. It also showed me what all the fuss is about with conspiracy theories--the factual info about real government conspiracies in American history scared me as much as the fiction. As for the plot it kept me turning pages, guessing, and being surprised. (Whether you believe in ghosts or not, PARANOIA is a great trip to a haunted house.) (...)
Second, the topic is fun -- dark, but fun. The historical perspective about conspiracy theories and theorists that DiLouie inserts throughout the book is absolutely fascinating, even for those of us trusting souls who think Oswald acted alone. (The CIA made me say that!)
I enjoyed this book very much! I read it through in one sitting and plan on going back again in a week or so to see what I missed. I strongly recommend this book!
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