‘Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us’
 

by Reg Presley

Metro Publishing

ISBN 978-1843580737

 16.99

 

We at ‘Cosmic Conspiracies’ attended a lecture by Reg Presley a couple of years ago, at a conference organised by our friends Tom and Kerry Blower.  At that point I’d heard of Reg Presley as the rock star who was into UFOs.  His lecture was certainly not what I expected.  It was, in short, brilliant.  It was witty, thought-provoking, eccentric and, above all, full of the kind of home truths that others lesser mortals fear to mutter.  I was mightily impressed, not least by the way the audience responded to Reg.  I think it helps that he is political and anti-establishment; his Rock ‘n’ Roll days are clearly in his blood.

I was concerned that Reg’s book would not live up to that ‘live’ performance; that he would inevitably sell out when delivering the written word of Truth.  I should not have doubted him.  This book is every bit as good as his talk.  Like Billy Connelly after a few pints, it rambles around, pulling out anecdotes and shooting form the hip at will, then somehow returns to the theme of the book before the reader becomes too mesmerised.  Its erratic delivery kept on making me want to turn the next page to see what wild things Reg was going to come up with next.  I was impressed by the material about monatomic gold, a subject that, as an ex-research chemist, I had been pretty sceptical about before.  Above all I loved the way Reg delivered the numerous paranormal accounts in ‘Wild Things’; he is a born story-teller.  And I think I can predict that 2004 will be a big year for Reg (he’ll know what I mean).

I suspect that the uninitiated member of the public who decides to dip into a little Ufology by reading good old Reg Presley’s book is going to find a lot of this stuff a little hard to take.  They may just feel a little overwhelmed by the bomb-blast effect on their cosy paradigm.  'Wild Things' is like the Niagara Falls of paranormal story-telling: sweeping through UFOs, Crop Circles, alchemy, politics and religion, often in a highly controversial manner.  This allows Reg to maintain a great pace, and I found myself not wanting to put the book down.

The informed reader is going to find plenty of new stories and insights, although they may recognise one or two faux pas along the way.  But here’s the thing: It doesn’t matter!  Because the work is a charismatic and political one, challenging the orthodox mindset to question itself and repent of its sin of mental sloth. 

After all, other authors have written technically accurate and scientific works that have sadly moved us no further on.  By contrast, in the War of Hearts and Minds, this book kicks butt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book review by Andy Lloyd, 13th June 2003
 

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