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God's Lunatics: Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims of Man's Eternal Search for the Divine

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  • Posted August 27, 2010

    Perfect for a worldly person who can appreciate the creativity of humankind

    Largo briefly summarizes the basic concepts of various religious people, sects, concepts, etc. from all over the world and during various periods of time. He is not biased as the other review led to believe. He simply states all the facts and occurrences that are interesting to a curious appreciator of everything people have come up with on a pursuit to spirituality and/ or riches. His accounts are straight to the point and eloquent. I highly recommend this read. There is an obviously enormous amount of research that was done for this composition compiled in an organized way. Be ready to experience an interest in human behavior and what compels one to believe, no matter in what it may be. I could not out this book down. The previous reviewer seems to be upset for some reason at this book. I am not quite sure why. This is evident even at the reviewer's rating of the research, which cannot be denied. Largo has about twenty pages of sources noted in the back. The images are pretty clear, and are usually from primary sources which might account for their quality. If anyone ever read a book composed of primary sources he or she will not be offended by the quality. The pages are thin and light, so one can carry the book without it being heavy.
    As an artist, art history and psychology student I certainly found God's Lunatics worth my time and certainly plan to reference it and it's sources in the future.

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  • Posted July 26, 2010

    Some books are really not books.

    This book is not worth a dollar twenty much less $12.95. The printing is below cheap. the pictures are of poor quality and some even look contrived. Zero originality. All information presented can be found in any community college library. The author's fear of God and cynicism is replete through out the pages. I missed the 14 days deadline to return the book. But that is better since I can now throw it away and spare someone the waste of time.

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