Was there really another car in the tunnel when Princess Diana met her untimely death? Will we ever know the truth behind the JFK assassination? Was it an iceberg that sunk the Titanic or an insurance scam? The curious souls in us will never get over these.
The one thing common between avid readers and non-readers is our love for conspiracy theories and what really went down. Movies, books, even whattpad fandoms –we’ve watched and read them all! Personally, I believe you can always know more from books, simple reason being that they have more details.
Here’s a list of books on famous conspiracy theories by cult authors that you need to read NOW:
1. BLONDE –Joyce Carol Oates (Published: 2000)
One of the most remembered figures of the 20th century is Marilyn Monroe. She dies in 1962 from what has been stated as a drug overdose but people have always wondered if that was the actual case. Could her death be connected to her relations to Hollywood, the mob, and the American Presidency? Though Oates says it is a complete work of fiction, it is one of the most accurate ones in the genre.
13. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. A fictional account of the life of Marilyn Monroe. Will cut through your heart and you're begging for more.
— vivek tejuja (@vivekisms) June 11, 2017
Nearly finished Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates all about Marilyn Monroe. It is a heartbreaking book, fantastically well written.
— Dame Averil Cameron (@19Averil) March 10, 2015
Rereading "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates. SO stylized, such a cool, brave way to tell a story.
— Carina Adly MacKenzie (@cadlymack) April 9, 2012
2. THE BOOK OF DANIEL –E.L. Doctorow (Published: 1971)
U.S. citizens Julius and Ethen Rosenberg were accused, tried, convicted, and executed (1953) for espionage and transmitting nuclear weapon designs by the Soviet Union. While some say they were actually spies, some believe they just caught the wrong side of the Cold War madness. Doctorow narrates the tale through their son –Daniel.
smoking hot take The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow is the best contemporary novel you’ve never read
— Mary (@maryfduffy) July 1, 2018
Can't believe it's taken me till now to read EL Doctorow's Book of Daniel. A masterpiece.
Orphan's of McCarthyism and the Electric Chair
— NeilMackay (@NeilMackay) January 31, 2016
3. THE MURDER OF PRINCESS DIANA –Noel Bottham (Published: 2004)
After an exhaustive 2 years, investigative writer and former journalist, Noel Bottham putt on paper what the people have always believed –Diana’s death was murder. Possibly planned by the Establishment. This book finally blows the lid off of what the Establishment doesn’t want us to know.
finished The Murder Of Princess Diana by Noel Botham. Compelling stuff. http://t.co/BtYcuep8o9
— Steve Edwards (@FlyingCelery) April 6, 2014
Reading the murder of Princess Diana by Noel Botham. Cannae put it down but need to do things :-@
— joe maliska (@joemaliska85) March 4, 2014
4. THE MIDNIGHT WATCH –David Dyer (Published: 2016)
The Titanic sunk in the depths of Atlantic on 14TH April, 1912. People are made to believe that it was due to an iceberg hit, but was it? Why hadn’t the Captain of the ship initiated a rescue when the SS Californian lay a few miles north? Was it really an iceberg, or an insurance scam, or a coordinated attack? Dyer looks deeper into the disastrous night through his experience as a ship’s officer and a lawyer.
Finished The Midnight Watch by David Dyer last weekend. Really, really liked this one! Released this March. Pay attention, #Titanic Fans!
— Mercey Valley (@MerceyValley) February 12, 2016
Engrossed in David Dyer's "The Midnight Watch," about a ship that could have helped the sinking Titanic, but didn't https://t.co/49J7vNOy8j
— eeekphora 🎃 (@ekphora) April 30, 2016
I scarcely looked up while reading The Midnight Watch by David Dyer. Tragic, atmospheric, character driven.
— Lea Wilson (@leabookdetecti1) February 16, 2016
5. THE DA VINCI CODE –Dan Brown (Published: 2006)
The book follows an American symbologist, Robert Langdon who is called late one night to the Louvre to identify a cipher beside the dead body of the museum’s curator. As he digs deeper, Langdon finds himself unraveling the secrets of the most protected secret society in the world.
Just dived into "The Da Vinci code" by Dan brown and whew….so many dark secrets surrounding religion
— David ⚓️ (@DIsiekwene) October 25, 2018
Lol boring and Dan brown can't be in the same sentence,95% of his works got movies,after angels and demons he met d pope…da Vinci code needs no introduction,calm down
— ZUBY 📷 (@iam_zuby) October 26, 2018
Dan Brown – The Da Vinci Code, soo deep I lost my faith for a while https://t.co/tSUiwz8Veh
— 🌻Flowers🌹 (@Yolie_LM) October 22, 2018
6. 11/22/63 –Stephen King (Published: 2011)
The most intriguing conspiracy theory has always been the assassination of President Kennedy. The author gives a twist to all the speculations by narrating it through a high school teacher, Jake Epping, who travels through time to stop the assassination in Dallas.
Oh my God how come no one told me about Stephen King's 11.22.63. Wow.
— 𝔸𝕕𝕝𝕪 | عدلي (@TheAdly) May 16, 2016
— Kalie Shorr (@kalieshorr) April 24, 2016
The book 11/22/63 by @StephenKing was phenomenal. One of those books I have to take a step back from after finishing. So so good
— Kimber Lee ⓥ (@Kimber_Lee90) June 29, 2018
7. LIBRA –Don DeLillo (Published: 1988)
The book focuses on Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated Kennedy. It gives a speculative account of what went down. DeLillo focuses on the fact that a surplus of information may not always lead to clarity of incidents.
Skip the schmaltzy JFK remembrances and read Don DeLillo's LIBRA if you really want to understand November 22, 1963.
— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) November 22, 2013
Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald 51 yrs ago today. You really need to read or reread Don DeLillo's stunning novel Libra.
— Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) November 25, 2014
I guess we will never know what really went down in these historical events, because honestly, those secrets are long buried with these iconic figures. But to read about them is purely thrilling and makes us wonder if there’s more gray in the world than we’d like to believe.