Book Review: After Disclosure
Written By: Paranormal News
After Disclosure is a new book by Richard M. Dolan and Bryce Zabel published by New Page Books which explores the 'what if?' scenario of the government stepping forward and claiming that aliens do indeed exist and the effects this will have on society. In the quickest form, everyone will panic for awhile, and everything will need to be rewritten.
However, the authors simply creatively invent the ramifications of admitting contact in a half-assed effort rather than creating a factual set of guidelines of what, indeed, would happen in such an event and what to do about it. As such, the writing didn't seem logical—it is poor fiction at best, probably better served as a discussion to hold with friends over a few beers in a bar rather than as a premise for a 300 page publication.
The chapters are even loaded with fake documents written by supposed future government officials describing the challenges of dealing with the monumental lies they have fed to the people of the world throughout the years, which created a logical irony in my mind that was somewhat hard to overcome while reading. It just seemed amateur and would have been more bearable if written as a part of a fictional plot instead of serving as supporting outline elements to their scenario.
At another point, the authors express their desire for the president to be given a copy of the book, which gave me the feeling they were suffering from delusions of grandeur to the importance of their words. Most chapters repeat their thoughts relentlessly as if they had run out of things to say versus trying to drive some important point home, and I cannot imagine any president bothering to even look at the first page.
Having said that, I generally enjoy the works of Richard Dolan and what he has to say when he is being interviewed. I don't like bashing authors, but seriously? This book was a waste of time. No true documents, no interviews, no facts--just rambling. Feel free to skip it.