Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Top ten books on cults and religious extremists

Sam Jordison is the author of Crap Towns, Crap Towns II, The Joy Of Sects and Bad Dates.

In 2005, for the Guardian, he named a top 10 list of books on cults and religious extremists. One book on the list:
The Satanic Bible by Anton S LaVey

So impressive was Anton LaVey's shaven-headed appearance as the leader of the Church Of Satan that Roman Polanski employed him to play the devil himself in the film Rosemary's Baby. He was a smart writer too. Skip all the strange stuff in the bizarre Enochian language and concentrate on LaVey's startling and lucid essays. They're surprisingly funny and diabolically clever.
Read about all ten books on Jordison's list.

--Marshal Zeringue