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What disappointed you about Jonestown: "Don't Drink the Kool-Aid"?
I have always been fascinated by Jonestown. What would cause people to give up their lives, minds and bodies to this man? At first, I thought this book was well-rounded and informative, but the narration was flat, with mispronounced words (possibly due to misspellings in the printed text?) and graphic sexual scenes that seemed to be only there for shock value.
I read Julia Scheeres' "A Thousand Lives" and plan on reading "Seductive Poison", which I hope will bring humanity to this tragedy.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
It actually did. But 12 hours of slogging through this text just didn't do it for me, especially with this flat (not monotone, just flat) performance.
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The book chronicles the events but never really explains why people behave that way. Not much thought is put into it besides the fantastic amount of research. The takes a bit of a conspiracy theory twist, which seems too reaching after what we just listened to.
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