Jul 29, 11
Read in July, 2011
I blame Ronson for turning me on to mega-nut David Icke and his endlessly entertaining Lizard people conspiracy theory in "Them: Adventures with Extremists."
In this one he's asked to investigate an elaborate and weird hoax involving a book called "Being or Nothingness," by Joe K. - which takes him to Indiana and Douglas Hofstadter ("Godel, Escher, Bach").
That in turn sets him off on psychopaths, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Lots of oddballs emerge.
Ronson's got a funny style, and apparently a real knack for tracking down the world's screwballs. Very interesting and enjoyable.
Also uncomfortable at times, especially when the reader starts considering the psychopath checklist in terms of himself or his friends.