Apocalypse 2012 by Lawrence E. Joseph

Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's EndApocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization’s End by Lawrence E. Joseph
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The book in an on itself was ok, if you’re into that kind of stuff. I’m a bit of a sucker for prophecies and end of the world, so I was eager to read a book about it.
It was dubbed as “An investigation into civilization’s end” (“a study” in my translated copy to Spanish), and it made me feel a bit mislead when I started reading and I found that more than a study or investigation, it was a journal of trips with scientific bits and musings thrown in about 2012.

Ok?

This book was too personal about the guy’s life for me to enjoy fully.

If I wanted to read about the author’s life, I’d find his biography/credentials/blog. No offense, I just like my scientific books to be scientific, that’s all.
The scientific parts, citations and theories I enjoyed plenty, but the book itself I felt was boring and dragged on boring topics- like a cab driver’s praying or how the author wanted to write an autobiography; personally, I think he just wrote part of it on the book.

I say if you like scientific books about 2012, or at least more “serious” ones, avoid this one.
If you don’t care (or rather, prefer) reading more about the author and his opinions than about 2012 itself, then you’ll love it.

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