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UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't…

UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe

by Richard Belzer

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Some interesting point made in reference to the Kennedy assassination. Otherwise too over the top for me. ( )
  bnbookgirl | May 14, 2018 |
As much as I believe in certain conspiracy theories myself, this was not a particularly spectacular research book.

Funny as heck though. ( )
  theyarnstashattacked | Nov 21, 2010 |
to long winded ( )
  rolyat | Aug 30, 2010 |
OK, this is humor not investigation. But SVU Munch fans will enjoy this funny and also though provoking book. All three pieces are a laugh and a half. ( )
  Oreillynsf | Jun 20, 2010 |
The quality of The Belz's book depends mostly on how you approach it: as a theory-and-evidence book on conspiracies and cover-ups, or as a humour piece.

As an academic book, it has major failings. You have to take Belzer's word, or the word of several references of unknown credibility, on a lot of things.

The humour aspect saves it somewhat, as long as you like Belzer's snark. Being familiar with his stand-up definitely helps, as you'd have a better idea of his tone during his rants.

Also, lest the title lead you astray, there is nothing about Elvis. ( )
  CKmtl | Apr 8, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345429184, Paperback)

Are you the least bit curious about the JFK mystery, UFOs, and the conspiracy theories that swirl around them like dust devils? If so, don't miss out on Richard Belzer's immensely entertaining, impishly irreverent audio monologue on his twin enthusiasms. (Elvis doesn't really figure in Belzer's spiel. He just put him in there because whenever he cast doubt on the Warren Commission or government denials of UFOs, people would say, "Yeah, and you probably believe Elvis is still alive," which isn't true.) Belzer played the conspiracy-obsessed Detective Munch on TV's Homicide and other shows so convincingly because he is obsessed. He's working on a TV adaptation of the ideas in The Big Book of Conspiracies.

Belzer's snarky, film noir voice is a national treasure, and his jaunty, paranoid rap is punctuated with 200 sound effects: musical cues, rifle shots, and a little noise that signals one of Belzer's delightful "factoids." A factoid is an item of interest, such as Belzer's allegation that the bullets recovered from the cop allegedly shot by Oswald don't match Oswald's gun. He also cites the actual U.S. law that forbade sex with aliens. No joke! Belzer started out as a snarling standup comic, and few can match his way with a monologue. His delivery doesn't merely drip with sarcasm, it's positively drenching. He may or may not convince you that Gerald Posner's Oswald-did-it book Case Closed is bull, but he will definitely make you laugh. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes)--Tim Appelo

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A hard-hitting, hilarious tour of major conspiracies by the popular actor/comedian Richard Belzer, star of the award-winning TV series Homicide'.'

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