He's also very funny. Storr makes you think about the people on both sides of the debate. Very astute.
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He is often brave with regard to his article choices. At first glance Storr covers much the same territory as those other explorers of the outer realms of belief, Jon Ronson and Louis Theroux, but his tone is both less sneery and more genuinely exploratory than either.
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Storr remains sufficiently dubious of improbable claims, but sufficiently open to the genuine distress of those who make them, to explore alternative explanations for their plight' Observer 'Storr takes his personal experiences on a Louis-Theroux type ride. The Heretics is an accessible and absolutely compelling read, Storr leaving us with a distinct lack of trust in the verity of our own beliefs.
The most dangerous thing anyone can do is dismiss as stupid the beliefs of fringe extremists. Very valuable, and a great read to boot, this is investigative journalism of the highest order.
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