06 June 2015

Members Only; Julie Tibbott

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed!Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed! by Julie Tibbott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This really deserved a 2 or 2.5, but I can see teens enjoying it so I decided to be generous.

Here's the problem: the book skims the surface (for obvious reasons) but could have gone deeper into the "here's why people are fascinated" side of things. And then there's the "exposed!" part, which really doesn't apply to groups like the People's Temple or the Symbionese Liberation Army, to name two of the examples. There were many still secret societies left out (the Odd Fellows, for example) that could have taken the place of the ones she mentions. It felt as though several were added simply for quirk value, not for their culture of secrecy.

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