Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

£4.495
FREE Shipping

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

RRP: £8.99
Price: £4.495
£4.495 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods

Description

Perhaps it is this willingness to believe or at least try to believe that means he gets to know some of life's stranger characters. Ronson uncovers in each story the various phobias, compulsions, and peccadilloes that fill the world with oddity and mystery.

Jon realises that it’s possible for our madness to be a force for good when he meets America’s real-life superheroes or a force for evil when he meets the Reverend ‘Death’ George Exoo, who has dubiously assisted in more than a hundred mercy killings.It's very conversational, and you can hear the memories of the interviews in his voice: meeting Stanley Kubrick's family, the Insane Clown Posse, his re-hashing of the Frank story, the "right-to-die" movement advocates, the "Real Life Super Hero" movement, the Jesus Christians voluntarily donating kidneys to strangers .

As with the Chris Foster chapter, the chapter on Jonathan King ends not with any kind of sympathetic statement for the victims, but with a sentimental statement on the difficulties faced by people who are attracted to underage boys and who are willing to abuse and sexually assault them for their own gratification: "Chris Denning asked me if I wanted to know the worst thing about being attracted to underage boys. Through the eyes of Maf we’re provided with an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating take on one of the most extraordinary periods of the twentieth century.I'm a fan of the geeky, quirky Jon Ronson - but found this collection of his essays a little patchy. Ronson is a character himself his pieces, a highly neurotic, cynical one, but also one who also brings the perfect blend of insight and wryness to his personally felt observations.

Blood Sacrifice, Amazing piece of journalism on the Jesus Christians, who were trying to illegally donate kidneys to strangers in 2002/2003.and one of the victims (who was, to his everlasting credit, more polite about the question that I would have been). Jon goes to investigate the arrest of a group of 13-year-old North Pole boys who, after responding to Santa letters from real kids in the guise of elves, plotted to commit mass murder in their school. But experts are for other journalists; Ronson asks this burning question of only four people: his reader (multiple times), King (who "won't be drawn on the subject"), one of King's friends who admits to helping King ply young boys with whiskey ("How many times do you have to go back before you decide that you don't like being fucked? Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality.

There aren't a lot of happily-ever-afters here, this is real life, after all, but I think you'll be fascinated by all that you find. He's travelled to the Alaskan theme town of North Pole (where every day is Christmas Day) to investigate a high school mass-murder plot. Jon realizes that it's possible for our madness to be a force for good when he meets America's real-life superheroes or a force for evil when he meets the Reverend 'Death' George Exoo, who has dubiously assisted in more than a hundred mercy killings. But Ronson blithely observes: "Frantz talks a lot about respect and the opposite of respect--humiliation.Collected from various sources (including the Guardian and GQ) Lost at Sea features the very best of his adventures. My favorite essays concerned director Stanley Kubrick's remarkable collections, a sinister murder plot originating in the most Christmassy place on the planet, and the sad tale of a young Disney cruise employee who went over the ship's side, appropriately leaving behind a slipper.



  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns

Fruugo

Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop