Matt's Reviews > Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple

Seductive Poison by Deborah Layton
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Dec 21, 09

really liked it
Read in December, 2009

In the afterword, the author says that no one joins a cult, which I suppose is true. They join self-help movements, churches, whatever. She stops short of suggesting that it could happen to anyone, and I think it takes a special kind of desperation to hear someone described on the first meeting as the reincarnation of Jesus and NOT immediately say "Hey, wait. What?"

Regardless, gripping and well-written.

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