My objective, to read the 100 greatest classics, I absolutely hated this book "Fear", not in the least bit scary or interesting. The classic novels voted by literary experts, on the other hand, each spoke something immensely valuable to me. I am currently reading "Varieties of Religious Experience" by William James, in just the first twenty or so pages, I already have something of meaning or value. Like James, I have an educational background in Psychology. I think throughout this book "Fear", Hubbard was alluding to principles set forth in his Dianetics concepts, is my guess. Dianetics was another huge disappointment, I gave it a second chance and couldn't get past page 100 or so, the contradiction, that he violated his own promise: no fancy words that the reader couldn't understand. It was thick with difficult to understand lingo and I could see where it was going, you will need help [auditor], where I think it should be completely mechanically self-help if it is valid. I get far more help and relaxation from simple meditation and living in the present. Anthony Robbins material has some good premises, at least. I lost four hours, at least, reading this book though, a waste of my time. I got nothing of value here. Steps that disappear from your front door, no big deal, that happened all the time when I was a repair technician at customers' homes. Something dark following behind. No big deal either for any of us who have to deal with the IRS. That's about the extent of things, leaving here with some light humor, and some lost time. I don't recommend this book for anybody, and I consider that I have good taste in things, in general.