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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell

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donkeykong's review

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informative lighthearted medium-paced

3.5


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tyyne's review

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informative medium-paced

3.5

Part great intro to cults for the uninitiated haha, and part interesting dissection of the language of cults. The conspirituality parts were expectedly depressing.

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bella_cavicchi's review

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informative mysterious medium-paced

4.0

What a fascinating dive into the language of cults, both traditional (Jonestown, Heaven's Gate) and not (MLM schemes, SoulCycle). Montell uses her references in such a way that it reads like a long magazine article, and so if I have one complaint, it's that I often felt that she was just skimming the surface of all there is to discuss (the rise of QAnon could have filled a whole book!). All the same, my linguistics-loving brain dug it.

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eshuberty's review

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informative mysterious reflective fast-paced

5.0

After a year of being obsessed with MLMs and Qanon (like, not in them, but fascinated by them) and growing up in Christian fundamentalism (is that a cult? Some say yes), this book was amazing and just what I wanted.  

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