Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thanks for playing

Just as the Scientologists colonized Hollywood, they once tried to seize the book world. I speak of course about the wierd Battlefield Earth books. When I was 13, I enjoyed the first book. I gave a pass to the next nine though. I guess I got the word that they were bizarre rants against L Ron Hubbard's foes. Read the reviews of this one for example. If you were a habitue of bookstores in the early 90s, you probably saw stacks and stacks of the hardcovers in the remainder aisles. I guess even the Scientologists couldn't buy all of them. I think Hubbard was trying to generate the same rabid enthusiasm as Ayn Rand did for her political tracts. Unfortunately for Hubbard I guess his fans were less into reading.

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