Them: Adventures with Extremists - Picador Classic (Paperback)
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Them: Adventures with Extremists - Picador Classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 07/03/2019
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Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .

A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career.

My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did.

What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists – Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen – that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California.

'This book is chilling and hilarious by turns.' - Independent

'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world.' - Louis Theroux, Guardian

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447275466
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 23 mm


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This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson’s trademark laid-back attitude is a delight. - Independent

A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world. - Louis Theroux, Guardian

A funny, superbly controlled account of Ronson's wanderings through the wonderland of fanaticism and delusion . . . The result is high comedy - New Statesman

Often entertaining, more often disturbing . . . Ronson has gotten closer to these people than any journalist I can think of - New York Times

The strength of Ronson's book is that it reminds us not only that extremists are weird but also that their fantasies take sustenance from the real world - Sunday Telegraph

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“Them”

I read this off the back of 'The Psychopath Test'. Although i didn't like it as much, it is still a very good book, funny yet disturbing. The Ruby Ridge chapter i found particularly well done. Although... More

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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“Ronson's done it again!”

I am a huge fan of Jon Ronson and this is a mesmerising examinations of those labelled 'extremists'. Ronson shows these individuals in a new light whilst remaining critical and provoking. There were some... More

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“Addictive”

Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, I read it so quickly and enjoyed every page. I recommended this book to so many people and I now really want to read other books by this author, his writing style... More

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