Nevada.

For Nevada, I read “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” by Annie Jacobsen, and it took me ages because this book is fairly long and just absolutely packed full of information.

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I really really enjoyed this book and not only because it put some of my alien fears aside, but also because it was very interesting and you read things in it and you’re like “Whoa. Wait. What?” and then you re-read the same thing over and over until it sinks in that that is a thing that really happened. This is one of those books where you need to let your thoughts process the information a little longer than usual.

After reading this my brain feels full in a really good way. I recommend this if you’re at all interested in Area 51, and really, even if you’re not because this book was kind of mind blowing.

12 thoughts on “Nevada.

  1. “The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.'”

    (Surprisingly, the Harry Potter books were lacking on the subject of aliens, and I’d already used the Rupert Giles “Killer Snot Monster from Outer Space” quote.)

  2. Your post inspired me to Google the book, as I haven’t been like “Whoa. Wait. What?” for a long time. The first comment on Amazon that I read didn’t concur with your view. In fact it was scathing.

    “Annie Jacobsen’s sensational “tell-all” book is nothing of the sort. Rife with factual errors, relying heavily on unnamed sources some of whom now have come forward to deny involvement with secret programs or the author, this should be relegated to at least the dubious, if not downright ridiculous. See Jon Stewart’s interview where he rolls his eyes in disbelief of the cockamanny nonsense she spouts. Only for the gullible and easily distracted.”

    Whoops!

    1. Well, I am both gullible and easily distracted, but it’s interesting that the reviewer specifically mentioned Jon Stewart because he actually gave a quote for the book jacket: “Read this book from page one. It will blow your mind.” – Jon Stewart.

      Also, if the sources are “unnamed” why would they then come forward and say they didn’t have anything to do with it? If you’re unnamed, you don’t have to come forward because your identity was protected….

      Those are just my thoughts. I very much enjoyed the book, and I’ve never been one to be fussed if someone else thinks I’m a fool.

      1. O dear. I wasn’t suggesting that you are a fool. Far from it! I decided to follow your blog because of your decision to read your way through the USA state by state. I just drew the review to your attention because it contrasted so markedly with your own.

        Your blog is well named and I enjoyed your phrase, ‘contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would.’ I’m learning, and since following you I’m wiser now than I used to be when I wasn’t as wise as I am now, I think.

        Keep up the good work.

      2. Oh no! I didn’t think you were saying I was a fool, I meant that I didn’t care if the Amazon reviewer thought I was foolish for liking the book. 🙂 No worries at all!

        Thanks for liking and following the blog – and especially for commenting! It means the world to me!

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