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  1. says:

    I rarely speak ill of a book Each to their own But this book was painful The ‘humour’ is rabbity writing full of split infinitives and digressions Honestly just get to the point If the author spent time on clearly identifying the cults s

  2. says:

    Cults and dark humor Um yes please 👏🏻 Jo Thornely is a delight She provides a glimpse into several of the

  3. says:

    Cults in one form or another have been with us since the year dot Belief in and dedication to a cult appears to be one of humanity’s great pastimes and they can and do exist in many forms Some are uite benign but there are others which result in terminal disasters It is usually the latter which create a fascination for the rest of us we want to know what happens in them and how they can become so painfully de

  4. says:

    This book delves into a topic that fascinates many people from all walks of life How is it we wonder that seemingly norma

  5. says:

    Meh More of a Who's Who of narcissistic cult leaders I was hoping for on the hows and whys of how these leaders gain momentumAlso the author's snarkiness is annoying A little bit of that goes a long way

  6. says:

    5 stars I read the physical copy while listening along to Jo Thornely narrating the audiobook which I think added to the experience For some reason goodreads only has the kindle version I absolutely loved this I simply ate it upThis is the reason I read non fiction to learn something about things I don't know a

  7. says:

    A great overview on some of the most popular and well known cults in the area Mixed with some serious and some humorous jok

  8. says:

    This was awesome and very Australian I learned a lot of interesting new stuff as well as in depth information about cults I'd never heard of And the last one who I had heard of and didn't realise was a cult leader

  9. says:

    Thanks to Jo Thornely I’m now obsessed with cults I need her voice flowing with humour wit and depth to explain horrible things to me Zealot taught me absolutely mind blowing things about humanity and how dark it can get and the bits of light where it often startsCan’t wait to see what she comes out with next

  10. says:

    Flippantly fun yet a serious topic that needs better treatment Sadly the book oversimplifies the uestion of why people do things a cult leader tells them too Thornely says the answer is both simple and complex but then gives the simplified stereotypical answer because God is telling them too Too be fair I uote from a chapter on The Family which involved children However we need to see book that reveals the complexity of mans seeking meani

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Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB È Jo Thornely

Why would anyone join a cult Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion or they want to change the world or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing chaotic and dangerous world Or maybe they just want to give themselv Cults and dark humor Um yes please Jo Thornely is a delight She provides a glimpse into several of the world s most infamous cults something I m mildly obsessed with This book will either satisfy your curiosity or piue it further leaving you craving in depth books on each disturbing group Thornely is a great story teller and a gallows humor master I wish it had been longer Loved the audio

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Zealot by Jo Thornely

Es the best possible chance of having sex with aliensWhatever the reason once people are in it's usually very difficult for them to leave Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embrace Meh More of a Who s Who of narcissistic cult leaders I was hoping for on the hows and whys of how these leaders gain momentumAlso the author s snarkiness is annoying A little bit of that goes a long way

Read ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB È Jo Thornely

With an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS this book is a wide sweeping look at cults around the world from the host of the popular podcast ZEALOT A great overview on some of the most popular and well known cults in the area Mixed with some serious and some humorous jokes but sometimes the jokes overwrote the cults What I would have greatly appreciated would be some other books and shows that if anyone wanted to know about certain cults Thornely does this for certain cults