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Stranger than fiction

Title: Stranger than fiction
Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2005
Publisher: Salon
Author: Laura Miller
Main source: dir.salon.com

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L. Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics" is a fantastically dull, terribly written, crackpot rant — it's also the founding text of Scientology. So, what does it actually say? Most of us respond instinctively to "Dianetics." We glimpse the covers (for some reason, you only see this book in battalions of copies), with their lurid pictures of spouting volcanoes emblazoned with screaming, foil-stamp lettering, and as if by reflex, our steps quicken, our eyes avert and our faces compose themselves into the expression of ... [Read the rest at dir.salon.com]