The Day After Roswell
By Philip Corso
Published in June 1998
Thibault’s Score: 1/5
Philip J. Corso was a retired and decorated military officer who served in Roswell in the years after the crash. When I found out he had written an extremely detailed account of the Roswell incident, which he published posthumously, I was very excited. He seemed credible.
This book is not a factual account of any real events. Instead, it is a mediocre science fiction novel with only the thinnest pretense of reality. It is an overly dramatic History-channel tier book that is written in the style of an action adventure novel.
Instead of carefully explaining his sources, laying out his evidence, assessing the honesty of different witnesses, and making a strong case Corso immediately starts with these dramatic accounts of little green men.
I stopped reading after the third chapter. This book is a complete waste of time for any serious readers. Only the most naive dupes can believe anything here. If you want to read good books about potential contact with extraterrestrials, they are out there - but this isn’t it. Likewise, if you want to read high quality sci-fi, this isn’t it either.
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