Reviews tagging Murder
j_squaredd's review against another edition
Graphic: Murder and Death
Moderate: Rape, Ableism, and Racial slurs
Graphic: Emotional abuse, Murder, Suicide, Violence, and Gaslighting
Moderate: Child abuse, Child death, and Murder
Graphic: Death, Emotional abuse, Fatphobia, Murder, Religious bigotry, and Suicide
Moderate: Suicide and Murder
I have definitely previously described groups and things as being cult-like. I really appreciated the discussion in this book about what are the characteristics of a cult and how it all connects back to language. This helped me separate out what is actually cultish, and what is not. Previously I think I was describing groups that just had a strong sense of community as being cult-like, when they didn’t have the power dynamics that are so key to cults.
I enjoyed the second half of the book the most, where not typical cultish groups are examined. MLMs, exercise groups, and social media influencers were the most interesting to me. I don’t think I have the same fascination about cults that some people do, so the first part of the book discussing more well known cults of the past wasn’t as interesting to me, but important for building an understanding of the key features of a cult.
I would definitely recommend picking it up! I mostly read the audio version, which I found very engaging.
Moderate: Death and Murder