Wow. I had already thought that mormonism was hard to take seriously. This book didn't help their case. In most ways this fastest growing religion in America is no more far fetched than the other popular religions, but mormonism has had an especially violent and troublesome first 150 years.
Krakauer focuses on the fundamentalist sects of mormonism, those that were created from a dispute over polygamy. Great.
In the news recently is Warren Jeffs, one of the "prophets," or leaders of fundamentalists who practice polygamy. He was busted for multiple counts of child rape. Apparently he liked to take on wives in a more "pure" state. Life in prison or that clown. Now on to the rest of them!