Magazine article New Internationalist

Amazonian Psychics, Muppets and the Antichrist

Magazine article New Internationalist

Amazonian Psychics, Muppets and the Antichrist

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Isn't it creepy the way amazon.com, the online book and stuff seller, is able to know what items you might be interested in each time you visit the site? Some anoraks will try to tell you that Amazon's predictive abilities are simply the result of good software engineering. But a competing theory suggests that the company employs an army of psychics to take readings of its customers and churn out tailormade pages based on their findings. Either way, Seriously was pleased to discover amidst the plugs for the latest Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVD set, that the psychics saw fit to alert us to a book by one Tim Cohen called The Antichrist and a Cup of Tea.

While still eagerly awaiting the arrival of this gem, the editorial reviews and reader comments already give us a sense of just how earthshattering this book will be. The central thesis as the title suggests, is that Charles, Prince of Wales, is indeed the Antichrist. One reader comments: 'I have to say that myself I always sort of thought of the Antichrist in terms of a bold, charismatic wildly popular man. …

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