The Real Men in Black by Nick Redfern Review
· Sites some good cases (but doesn’t go in-depth)
· Large Print
· Easy Read
· Provides information on Women in Black
· Provides details on the Men in Black
· Offers 2 photos of men in black
· Sparse details
· Chapters 2 and 3 horribly written
· Says Men in Black have happened for a long time but only sources this once
· Leaves out better more probable theories
· Uses theories to trash Bender (Done in an unprofessional and lacking manner way)
· Sites better books
Probably by and large to extend the length of this book the print is scholastic size. The kind of print we would see in younger fiction books and not the smaller print from more serious none fictions works. Yet it was nice to have print easy to read and for that this is a good thing.
This is one of those books with the exception of 2/5s of it being bad was a good read over all. The wording flowed nicely and offered up some funny comments occasionally. This book can easily be polished off in less than a week and that is a good thing.
Provides Information On Men In Black
At first you must think well duh but that is not what I mean. As you read if you take notes on the characteristics presented in the book you can paint for yourself a pretty accurate picture of how the men and women in black operate, what they look like, and even what model car they drive. This information is of course between the lines and not compiled so have a note book handy.
While touching on several good cases the details provided leave something to be desired in most cases. The author touches upon the event gives details and then moves on. Some of these events could have easily been expanded into short books themselves if gone into full detail.
Chapters 2 and 3 Horribly Written
I’m not going to beat around the bush. I was almost ready to put this book down and write it off as a form of conditioning known as Double Speak. That is how badly these two chapters were written. The first chapter detailing (if you can call it that) the events of one of the original Albert Bender of whom the book then goes on in chapters 2 to discredit poorly and then goes even further to discredit him even more in Theories Hallucinations.
Not only that but the chapters jump around with the details leaving the reader confused a several occasions.
Debunking of Albert Bender
This really hit a nerve the inproper manner in which the author when about discrediting Albert Bender even going so far as to call him a liar. Being a primer book this was extremely unprofessional to take pot shots the man in the first place but then to go so far as to even claim he had epilepsy just going too far.
Could the man have been lying? Sure. Did he have epilepsy? Maybe. Was this supported by the author? No. The case was lacking information, poorly written and again just insulting.
One of the main things the author claims absurd is that Bender was taken to Antarctica. Making a joke out of it but the fact of the matter is that there is in fact a large Alien installation and a Nazi base to boot. Both of which the US Navy tried to root out and failed miserably to do back in the 1950s and returned in defeat!
I felt lucky to have come across this book when I found it. Having previously done a search which turned up no Men In Black to have discovered this book I could finally brush up on Men In Black Phenomenon. I started reading and found the wording to be quite well. Along the way though several chapters disappointed me and the last half of the book I just won’t read for it doesn’t present any of the better theories that just about anyone can come up with.
In the end this book is a poor primer for the men in black. It was poorly written in spots, didn’t provide the better theories and ultimately is just a letdown. I won’t say avoid this book since it did offer some legit information but I will say there are better books out there.