Lost at Sea

What do semi-sentient robots, a phony psychic and the ghost of Stanley Kubrick have in common? All make for fascinating feature material in the hands of master storyteller Jon Ronson, British journalist and author of the best-selling book The Psychopath Test. Ronson investigates the roots of an attempted mass shooting in the perennially festive town of North Pole, Alaska, talks to the infamous hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse about their violent lyrics and Christian beliefs, attends a UFO conference with ex-pop star Robbie Williams and briefly experiences psychological manipulation at the hands of a cult leader. His journalistic stance appears snarky and hilariously skeptical when it comes head to head with faith, the paranormal, scammers and sociopaths, yet Ronson still manages to capture the complexity and humanity in each story. Prepare to be equal parts disturbed, pensive, amused and touched when reading this book.

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categories:             Adult             Nonfiction             Counterculture

Karen

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