Carla Remy's Reviews > Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons

Strange Angel by George Pendle
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Jun 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: psychology-and-science, bio-and-autobio
Read from June 27 to September 23, 2011

This is the second bio of Jack Parsons I've read, and by far the better, more thorough book. The details of the rocketry are so thorough I was bored. But the L.Ron Hubbard stuff is amazing ... Unbelievable. If you have any interest in the beginnings of scientology you need to know this.
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S Suzanne I got it for Xmas after talking to you...amazing - loved it.

Carla Remy The book about Marjorie Cameron - Wormwood Star by Spencer Kansa - is a very good companion to this, and very interesting. It's a small press, so you'd probably have to get it online, but it would be well worth it if you could. I think you'd like it.

S Suzanne That is definitely my next planned read! Wow - loved this book. I think Maya Deren crossed Parsons' path - need to look it up.

I am pretty curious about Marjorie C, Betty and Helen! Would love to know more about each.

We should talk sometime soon!

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