Top positive review
The writing varies from pretty darn good to breathtaking
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2015
These Kindle story collections vary widely in quality, believe you me. This one is top notch. I won't synopsize the stories -- I'm sure a more intrepid reviewer will -- but they cover the gamut of the major modern conspiracy theories... JFK, the moon landing, Elvis and more. Each story focuses on a particular conspiracy theory or source of paranoia and develops it. They're not all conspiracy theories, though. In one story, the government is trying to trick a pilot into launching a preemptive nuclear war, another explains how Abe Lincoln was eliminated and replaced by a double by French intelligence (sounds ridiculous? read it), and so on.
The writing varies from pretty darn good to breathtaking. Not a single one let me down. And the stories tend to be longer. While I enjoy really short stories, a really detailed story can't be told in three or four pages. A story like Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" can be told in four pages, but these stories are delicious and involving enough to savor for a lot longer. They're not too long; on the contrary, we don't want them to end.
Five honest stars, no inflation. JB