The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures review È 104

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The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures review È 104 é ❮EPUB❯ ❁ The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures ✼ Author Louis Theroux – Goproled.co.uk Read by the author this is Louis Theroux's hilarious and thought provoking journey through weird AmericaForOr do our beliefs choose usRead by the author this is Louis Theroux's hilarious and thought provoking journey through weird America For years Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off beat characters on the fringes of US society Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them why they believe the things they believe and to find out what has happened to them since Call of the Weird Travels PDFEPUB or he last saw them Along the way Louis thinks about what drives him to spend so much time among weird people and considers whether he's learned anything about himself in the course of ten years working with them Has he manipulated the people he's interviewed or have they manipulated him From his Las Vegas base Louis revisits the assorted dreamers and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground Attempting to understand a little about himself and the workings of his own mind Louis considers uestions such as what is the difference between pathology and normal weirdness Is there something particularly weird about Americans What does it mean to be weird or to be yourself And do we choose our bel. I love to be an observer of Louis Theroux's observations of the human condition He writes with a style that has me thinking of a British Hunter S I find his combination of straight forward gonzo style living the dream journalism and at times introspective humility to the many reflections that life presents very appealing He is a competent writer who has a free flowing approach to his work and an ability to make even the most ordinary moments interesting and reflective

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Read by the author this is Louis of the Kindle #216 Theroux's hilarious and thought provoking journey through weird AmericaFor years Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off beat characters on the fringes of US society Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them why they believe the things they believe and to find out what has happened to them since he last saw them Along the way Louis thinks about what drives him to spend so much time The Call PDFEPUB or among weird people and considers whether he's learned anything about himself in the course of ten years working with them Has he manipulated the people he's interviewed or have they manipulated himFrom his Las Vegas base Louis revisits the assorted dreamers and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground Attempting to understand a little about himself and the workings of his own mind Louis considers uestions such as what is the difference between pathology and normal weirdness Is there something particularly weird about Americans What does it mean Call of the MOBI #242 to be weird or to be yourself And do we choose our beliefs. Stripped of the need to mug shamelessly for the camera Call of the Weird presents the reflective serious side of Louis Theroux There is still plenty of insightful wit and observations presented in his trademark deadpan delivery but the written word also allows Louis to dig deeper than his TV series sometimes allowed and explore and ruminate on the nature of the strange people he is re visiting in a sort of nutty nostalgia tour By turns funny and sad tragic and disturbing Louis probes beneath the surface of his weird motely mob to try and understand them better how they tick and at times guiltily uestion whether his gentle mockery of them for the purposes of entertainment is at times exploiting vulnerable even troubled souls Theroux is a fine and natural writer with a keen eye for detail and an economical whimsical way of expressing himself It would be fascinating to see him attempt a fiction work in the future but perhaps he is lairy of drawing comparisons with the uizzical novels of his famous father In many ways Louis Theroux has long moved on from the weird weekends he spent traversing the off beat byways of American sub cultures from UFOlogists to doomsday cults but this excellent book provides the chance to relive some of those experiences again and gain a greater understanding of the sometimes overlooked forgotten fringes of our society

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The Call of the Weird Travels in American SubculturesIefs or do our beliefs choose usRead by the author this is Louis Theroux's hilarious and thought provoking journey through weird America For years Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off beat characters on the fringes of US society Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them why they believe the things they believe and to find out what has happened to them since he last saw them Along the way Louis thinks about what drives him to spend so much time among weird people and considers whether he's learned anything about himself in the course of ten years working with them Has he manipulated the people he's interviewed or have they manipulated him From his Las Vegas base Louis revisits the assorted dreamers and outlaws who have been his TV feeding ground Attempting to understand a little about himself and the workings of his own mind Louis considers uestions such as what is the difference between pathology and normal weirdness Is there something particularly weird about Americans What does it mean to be weird or to be yourself And do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us. It's very hard to review this book In terms of it being a brilliant companion to Louis' 'Weird Weekends' show it was fantastic It is written in the style of how he normally comes across honest and unbelievably fair considering the circumstances he finds himself inThe let down points weren't in the writing of the book but the content to do with personal preference than the stories and interviews included I was very interested in some story lines compared to others but I persisted in reading it as it was still entertaining nevertheless I was also hoping some other characters that he came across in the TV show would turn up but alas due to difficulties in Louis being able to gain contact with them this is obviously whyHowever as long as you have watched the series and developed an interest in whether these people have changed since appearing in the show I would definitely recommend it