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Simulacra and Simulation
Some authors have a gift of being able to explain complex matters in simple terms. Baudrillard, on the other hand, seems to have the complete opposite...more
Aug 11, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell
Doors of Perception is a deeply interesting short essay by the famous author Aldous Huxley. In 1953 he was involved in a controlled experiment into th...more
Jul 2008
Jun 30, 2008
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
In a time and place where the pols (US Police) and nats (national guard) carry out random ID checks to catch escaped students and send them to forced...more
Aug 17, 2008
Aug 14, 2008
Oh the Places You'll Go!
What am I, a 26 year old man, doing reading kids stories? Well for one it's Dr. Seuss and they're awesome for all ages with their recognisable brand o...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead
Zombies for Zombies is a spoof of the "...for Dummies" series of books, with various pop culture references to everything from Night of the Living Dea...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
The Brain Book
Wow. What a book.
I'm not sure what I expected from The Brain Book, but it surpassed any expectations I might have had. What looks on the outside like...more
May 13, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features
This was my first introduction to schema therapy and while it did give me an idea of what it is about the book suffered from some flaws which left me...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Closure, Limited
I don't feel that such a short "book" deserves a long review, so it won't get one. Four stories are in this book, none of which are especially good or...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Faust Part One is not a particularly difficult read, something contributed to by it's brevity, simplicity of language, and small-world setting. In fac...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy
This 1971 offering from Polish author Stanislaw Lem mixes black humour, absurdism, and social satire brilliantly in a short novel that will make you l...more
Aug 26, 2008
Aug 26, 2008
The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
Calrton Mellick III is one of the leading authors in the relatively new Bizarro genre, a genre that concentrates on weirdness and surrealism. Baby Jes...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
A Man Without Words
A Man Without Words. A man without language. Not just the lack of language, but the lack of a concept of language. No common means of communication, n...more
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
Tapping into Mathematics: With the T1-83 Graphics Calculator: With the T1-80 Graphics Calculator
I bought this book hoping that it would be a more involved guide to using the TI-83, providing me with examples of how to use the many functions of th...more
May 13, 2010
May 13, 2010
Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
Avoiding spoilers while reviewing the third book in a trilogy that has more twists than a pretzel means that I will be necessarily vague. While Blacko...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics
The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics is a compilation of zombie comics by different authors, some of which (the comics I mean) have previously been publi...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
How to Become a Clinical Psychologist: Getting a Foot in the Door
How to Become a Clinical Psychologist explains one path to Clinical Psychology (via Assistant Psychologist role), and using questionnaire and feedback...more
May 13, 2010
May 11, 2010
Psychology of Handwriting
Psychology of Handwriting is well a written, easy to understand, and example filled introduction to graphology. However it is dated to the point that...more
May 17, 2010
May 16, 2010
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)
Patient Zero is the first of Maberry's Joe Ledger series. Ledger is an ex-cop who gets recruited into a super-powerful branch of the US military worki...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Eat Me
Amazon's Kindle has paved the way for a new era of reading, dominated by digital downloads, instant delivery, and the ability to guiltlessly highlight...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Communicating as a Mental Health Carer
I am a volunteer in a day centre setting looking to improve my skills in communicating with and relating to the service users. Although this book is a...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View
Starting in 1961 American psychologist Stanley Milgram started a series of experiments which were to become some of the most famous and revealing in h...more
May 08, 2010
May 05, 2010
The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies: A Completely Scientific Guide to the Lives of the Undead
This is one of the better books about the science behind zombies, although at times I got the impression that the author had read a lot but not fully...more
Sep 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Edexcel Mod Maths As & A Level:Statisti1 (Edexcel Modular Maths/As & A)
I am a mature student going into university this year and my course will include some Statistics. Concerned with my complete lack of even basic statis...more
May 07, 2010
May 05, 2010
Memoirs Found in a Bathtub
Memoirs Found in a Bathtub combines biting satire with Carollian absurdity to brilliant effect.

Follow the confused and paranoia-driven encounters of...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead
The Zombie Combat Manual (TZCM) is exactly what it says on the cover, a guide to fighting the undead. However it is also a little more than that, with...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
Angry Candy
Harlan Ellison's award-winning 1988 collection Angry Candy holds a mirror to the human condition, and like the portrait of Dorian Grey we see all our...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains
There are few areas that have yet to be infected by zombies, and haiku may have been one of the last bastions. But that changed once Ryan Mecum got hi...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
I am almost ashamed to give this book a low rating, it is such a seminal text that shifted the landscape of qualitative research so strongly that it s...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Lost Pages
In this collection of nine short stories, Paul Di Filippo explores alternative histories in which Anne Frank emigrated to America to become a child-ac...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 12, 2009
The Secret World of Sleep: How the Nighttime Brain Creates Consciousness
Absolutely excellent introduction to the neuropsychology of sleep. Definitely need a scientific mind though, as it goes right from neuronal firing up...more
Sep 08, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
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