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Old 02-12-2017, 02:10 PM
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I notice the download version of this book is currently available at a very low price. However, is there anything in it worth reading?
Hello John

Paul Begg wrote a very long review of this very long book in our October 2015 issue. You may download the pdf of Ripperologist 146 containing Paul's review of Robinson's book at http://www.ripperologist.biz/pdf/ripperologist146.pdf -- it's a big issue of just over 100 pages.

To give you the flavor of the review and the upsides and downsides of the book, which rests largely on the Freemason Theory and that Michael Maybrick as a Freemason committed the murders, here is an excerpt:

"Robinson’s arguments follow a well-worn and predictable pattern. One claim is piled on another, then another, and another, until the sheer weight seems overwhelmingly persuasive, but each of the claims has to be rock solid. All it takes is one weak link for the whole edifice comes crashing down like a tottering Jenga tower. I genuinely hate to say it, but I have a horrible feeling that in a few months we’ll see piles of this book on tables in the remainder shops.

"However, there is definitely gold in them there pages. I have no doubt at all that it will repay careful reading. If researchers cut through the crap and focus on the questions Robinson asks, such as the whole issue of Matthew Packer, we might either get a completely new perspective on some things or tighten up what is already known. Either way, we’ll find nuggets. I hope they’ll be worth the effort."

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Hello John

Paul Begg wrote a very long review of this very long book in our October 2015 issue. You may download the pdf of Ripperologist 146 containing Paul's review of Robinson's book at http://www.ripperologist.biz/pdf/ripperologist146.pdf -- it's a big issue of just over 100 pages.

To give you the flavor of the review and the upsides and downsides of the book, which rests largely on the Freemason Theory and that Michael Maybrick as a Freemason committed the murders, here is an excerpt:

"Robinson’s arguments follow a well-worn and predictable pattern. One claim is piled on another, then another, and another, until the sheer weight seems overwhelmingly persuasive, but each of the claims has to be rock solid. All it takes is one weak link for the whole edifice comes crashing down like a tottering Jenga tower. I genuinely hate to say it, but I have a horrible feeling that in a few months we’ll see piles of this book on tables in the remainder shops.

"However, there is definitely gold in them there pages. I have no doubt at all that it will repay careful reading. If researchers cut through the crap and focus on the questions Robinson asks, such as the whole issue of Matthew Packer, we might either get a completely new perspective on some things or tighten up what is already known. Either way, we’ll find nuggets. I hope they’ll be worth the effort."

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for this, much appreciated. I'll read the review before deciding on whether to purchase although, in any event, I'm not sure I can be bothered to wade through 800 pages!
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I notice the download version of this book is currently available at a very low price. However, is there anything in it worth reading?
Yeah, I would certainly give it a go.

It is a Ripper book like no other.

To say that Robinson's take on the murders is unorthodox, is an understatement.

He ploughs on with his theory totally ignoring what most people would regard as hard evidence.
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Yeah, I would certainly give it a go.

It is a Ripper book like no other.

To say that Robinson's take on the murders is unorthodox, is an understatement.

He ploughs on with his theory totally ignoring what most people would regard as hard evidence.
That puts it up there with a lot of Ripper books.
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That puts it up there with a lot of Ripper books.
That is sadly true.
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I notice the download version of this book is currently available at a very low price. However, is there anything in it worth reading?
It's a long book and takes some reading! Very interesting reading and, again, like a lot of books I've read about JTR, there are very plausible explanations for reasons why JTR got away with it.
I'm no expert on the subject but, there are lots of doubts raised about the way the Police and the authorities handled the case. I think this is the first book I've read that slams people like Dr Phillips and coroner Baxter et al. He absolutely trashes the Freemasons without following the "Royal coverup". Interesting if long book, I'll have to read it again as it takes some digesting, definitely one worth reading - almost has me sold!
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