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message 1: by Keith (new)

Keith | 221 comments I'm looking for fiction that features characters who believe in one or more conspiracy theories or hold similar worldviews, from "the government is suppressing free energy technology" to "the world is flat and run by shapeshifting alien lizards" to "Socialist Illuminati Jews did 9/11" and all points in between. I'm not particularly interested in finding books which explore the details of real-world conspiracy theories - there are plenty of resources for that. What I'm more interested in is books which explore the psychology of people who come up with conspiracy theories and people who believe them.

(This doesn't necessarily preclude books where a conspiracy theorist turns out to be right about something that sounds bonkers, along the lines of The X-Files, but generally once a conspiracy theory is supported by good evidence it ceases to be a "conspiracy theory" in the commonly used sense.)

Examples of books I've read which explore the mentality of conspiracy theorists in the sort of ways I'm looking for:

Walking on Glass
Educated: A Memoir (non-fiction)


message 2: by Keith (new)

Keith | 221 comments *bump* No-one?


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37760 comments Mod
Keith, please note that you can bump your thread every 30 days but not more often, because the group is so large.


message 4: by Keith (new)

Keith | 221 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Keith, please note that you can bump your thread every 30 days but not more often, because the group is so large."

Whoops, sorry.


message 5: by Phil (new)

Phil | 177 comments Have you read The Parallax View by Loren Singer? It's a very good novel (which was turned into a great movie). Even if you've seen the film the book is significantly different and more in depth.


message 6: by Keith (new)

Keith | 221 comments Phil wrote: "Have you read The Parallax View by Loren Singer? It's a very good novel (which was turned into a great movie). Even if you've seen the film the book is significantly different and more in depth."

No, I haven't, thanks. I'll look into it.


message 7: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Jones | 10 comments Probably fairly obvious, but Robert Anton Wilson's "Illuminatus" trilogy, (with Robert Shea): The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan; Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy: The Universe Next Door, The Trick Top Hat, The Homing Pigeons, and the Historical Illuminatus Chronicles: The Earth Will Shake, The Widow's Son, and Natures God.


message 8: by Mandy (new)

Mandy (manduck) | 112 comments This is YA but it was a great read
After the Lights Go Out

This is YA too, its kind of a cult/off grid situation but they have some conspiracy views too.
White Night


message 9: by Keith (new)

Keith | 221 comments Thanks for the new suggestions!


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