This book review comes with a health warning!
“Warning – when starting “50 Scams and Hoaxes” by Martin Fone, make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!! Trust me on this! It’s so easy to read, and each example is almost more interesting than the last–easy to want to read ‘just one more… just one more…’ and just keeps going with one interesting scam/scenario/invention/scheme after the next. I think what I liked the most about this book was just the overall feel the author managed to create where it felt intimate like a friend is telling me these really audacious, unbelievable stories that I didn’t want to stop listening to. I’ve always had a morbid fascination with these types of people – those who do a convincing job of distorting perceptions/reality and manipulating truths so that the average person has no idea what the real story is. The morality and ‘grey areas’ that seem to fluctuate wildly and be rough lessons to learn. Intelligently constructed and with impressive research tied it all together quite well. (5 stars) Ellen Pennino, Senior Reviewer – Indie Book Reviewers