About once every ten years I read a UFO book, or two. I treat the subject like I do religion: neither believing nor disbelieving, just waiting for some solid answers. 'Majestic' fit that gray area quite well in that I did not find it totally fictitious; it is not just a novel. Just before I read 'Majestic' I had a visit from an old college friend from Houma, Louisiana (yes, Jesse Marcel Sr.'s home town) who slid 'The Roswell Legacy' under my nose, a book written by the son, Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr. The latter book gave me a thorough grounding in the background of some of the characters in Strieber's work; their names were either changed or not by Strieber. Read 'The Roswell Legacy' first then dive into 'Majestic,' a very unsettling book especially concerning unsolved human disapperances. I was intrigued by the claim that Strieber thought he could get closer to the truth of what happened at Roswell and what it implied on a larger scale by presenting it as fiction. I was more interested in what the government did to people to keep them quiet than what the aliens did to the main character, the latter being the fictitious part. But we must remember that Strieber lays claim to some possible alien contact in his own life, the inspiration for his book 'Communion.' So he may know something beyond that of the rest of us.
Last, an unidentified apex government overlord in D.C. had a copy of 'Majestic' in front of him when he pointedly told Dr. Marcel that it was 'true,' this was related in that author's work. You be the judge. I am still waiting. Note that I have not dealt too much on the plot, development, et c; I am just trying to lead the interested book worm toward a work that will definitely leave an impression on the psyche.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown (8 February 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0356186814
- ISBN-13: 978-0356186818
- Package Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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