The Documentary Book Reviews

Operation Mind Control  By: Walter Bowart 1978 Type: documentary 
70% : Wow it could be true 
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meaning : he put's forward the case that the CIA controls 1000s of spies across the world secretly by hypnosis...well no-one can disprove him..scary 
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City Of Joy  By: Roland Joffe Type: Deep Novel 
80% : Makes you really understand why poverty happens in India
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A very good read..and very insightful.. I'm glad I read when I was in India. 
meaning : Lots : people get poor because of culture; they have lots of children, the land gets divided up, they get poorer, they feel they must give a big dowry for their daughters , they get poorer; they feel that they should give money to the priests especially if times are bad, they get poorer
The Mafia are actually good, because they look after the lepers so they can get their cut from the begging. And they keep down crime , because they want to preserve their own rackets. You see life is not a sipmle as we would like to believe 
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My Secret History  By: Paul Theroux Type: Travelogue (fictional) 
70% : Interesting portrayl of travel and sex
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He claims it's his fictious autobiography ...but it rings very true 
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Riding The Iron Rooster  By: Paul Theroux Type: Travelogue 
70% : Interesting insight into China
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It reads very well, though it's claimed that he made most of it up... well TRUTH is a God to me 
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test  By: Tom Wolfe 1968  Type: Documentary 
75% : Will put you off LSD for life
Review : Tale of the discovers of LSD..KenKensey and The Merry Pranksters. A readable adventure. LSD expands their mind ,but ultimately leads to their self destruction. 
meaning : The point being that good trips are OK ,but bad trips can really fuck you up ; and you never know if you will have a good or a bad trip. 
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Confronting The Future By: Charles Birch Type: documentarz
60% : Good, and interesting views about way of life and enviroment
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Brave New World By: Aldous Huxley Type: documentary
65% : Great Book
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comments : • Consumption becomes the main point of society.. we must consume as much as possible • God replaced by Ford • Believe you're happy ..don't question
On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience By: Henry David Thoreau Type: documentary
75% : Great Book
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comments : Dewy 818 • written before American civil war • people are crazy to live like machines • self sustaining - lived for a whole year in his own house • disappointed that old people have learnt nothing and are naively prejudiced • in clothes and housing westerners want unnecessary opulence. We can live much more simply
The Human Zoo By: Desmond Morris Type: documentary
65% : Great Book
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6 Thinking Hats By: Edward De Bono Type: documentary
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more lateral thinking techniques ..see synopsis

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