“Area 51”August 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Area 51, enigma and legend: Will the book that bears your name appeal to conspiracy theorists, or drive them around the bend?
When I saw this book I made it my business to pick it up and read it as quickly as possible. In fact, Area 51 is a potboiler, despite its heft. Annie Jacobsen is a terrific, engaging writer, and she appears to be an extremely thorough researcher.
This book addresses UFO sightings and government cover-ups. It will tell you all you want to know about Roswell. You may be as surprised as I was, though, to find that this is maybe 10% of the story. This is another of those “I have a history degree and I had no idea about any of this stuff” sorts of stories. There are so many revelations never before published that I lost count.
Area 51 is an important, intriguing, creepy book. One of the stunning things about it is that it made it into print.