Year 2, Book 19

19. The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux
This book is somewhat of a follow-up story to a series of BBC documentaries produced about 10 years ago called Weird Weekends with Louis Theroux. In the book Theroux goes back and revisits the people/groups that investigated in the television series. I’m not sure that weird is the accurate term as he looked at such things as the porn industry, the rap industry, legal brothels, UFO believers, and white supremacists. I didn’t find the book that interesting or that informative. I think I might have enjoyed it more had I actually seen any of the television series and viewed the book as somewhat of a where are they now type deal, but I’ve never seen the show and thus I didn’t really enjoy it. I was interested in watching the show though. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be available. Oh well.

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