Call of the Weird - Louis Theroux
| 16 May 2006
Theroux's journey takes him to the American West on the trail of Thor Templar, the Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate; to Jackson on the trail of Mello T, a gangster rapper; and to California to catch up with Prussian Blue, a band consisting of twin 12-year-old girls who specialise in White Power music. He also catches up with a porn director, a prostitute, Tina Turner's infamous ex-husband and the aging leader of Aryan Nations.
The journey through America is as much a journey of self-discovery for Theroux as it is a reunion tour. His characteristic dry geekiness is present throughout the book, not least when he meets the gangster rapper Mello T, who says to Theroux: "This shit is boring to me. This life is boring to me. I want your life, man." To which Theroux replies: "I went to bed last night at eleven thirty and did a crossword puzzle."
Published by MacMillan. Out Now. Cover Price Ã‚Â£17.99