April 22, 2009

Review: UFOs, JFK, and Elvis by Richard Belzer

Product Description:
"I'm not asking you to believe every conspiracy theory you'll find in this book. . . . I didn't write this book to give you all the answers. The Warren Commission did that, and the answers were all wrong. I wrote this book to inspire you to do what the powers that be wish you wouldn't: to question authority . . . and to keep an eye out for Elvis."

In UFOs, JFK, and Elvis, the distinguished statesman of stand-up comedy tackles some of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups this side of Roswell. Just what is it that they don't want you to know about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Area 51, and what the American astronauts really found on the moon? The unexplained crash at Roswell and the mysterious "face" on Mars? The link between the Nazis and the U.S. space program? Evidence of extraterrestrial experimentation?

Finally, one lone "nut" exposes the conspiracy to keep conspiracies a dirty little secret, standing up to the shadowy forces that would have us believe that Oswald acted alone, those lights in the sky are weather balloons, and fluoridated water is good for you (yeah, right). "Some of the smartest people I know . . . find it easier--and certainly more comforting--to believe that America is the only country on earth with no conspiracies at all." Just remember: do not ask on whom The Belz has told--he's told on them.

My Review:
I love reading conspiracy theories and I hoping for some new information in this book but everything JFK related was all information that’s been discussed before. Granted the book is 9 years old so that may be the reason why.

On the other hand the UFO section of the book was pretty good. He gave me plenty to think about in regards to the little green men, the moon landing, life on mars and government cover ups.

He never did cover Elvis so I’m not sure why that’s in the title. Overall it was a good read but I didn't learn as much as I expected. Recommended for conspiracy lovers.


Ladytink_534 said...

Oh Belzer's one of my favorite actors. I have to really be in the mood to read about conspiracy theories (though hubby loves it) so I might pick this up for a rainy day. Thanks!

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I love Richard Belzer 8)

and I think it's hilarious that Elivs wasn't even in the book.