This was a fun book. It’s not a deep read, but it’s one of those browsable books I kept next to my reading chair for a couple of months. Every day, I’d read a few entries.
Like the title suggests, there’s 100 entries, each of which discusses something…secret. Or something that disappeared. Or something that exists only in legend.
- D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a jetliner, got some ransom money, then parachuted out over the Pacific Northwest and was never seen again
- The Apollo 11 Tapes, which NASA somehow lost or recorded over
- Harold Holt, who was prime minister of Australia and disappeared while swimming off-shore one day
- The Original Recipe for KFC, which exists in a vault somewhere
- The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, which might not exist at all
Each entry is maybe a page long. At the top are two boxes of information: “What It Is” and “Why You Won’t Find It.”
This isn’t a book that’s going change your view on anything, but it was a nice read every day. It’s the kind of book I wish I had read when I was 15, since all of it speaks to secrets and adventure and mystery.