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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
4.08
This is a very good history. It depresses me a bit because it is written in the cynical, anti-establishment style which is typical of the educated eli ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
Night Without End
3.76
This is one of books that were thrown out of our local library and brought home by my old landlord. I was too embarrassed to admit to it until now my ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Collected Poems
4.19
Suicidal, deranged, narccissitic; just my kinda girl! (unfortunately I'm only half-joking.) Thank you for sharing but its just not worth it without th ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2008
 
The Psalms of David in Metre
4.29
This wonderful little psalter was given to me by the Dean of Grafton; he caught me deliberating on whether or not to steal it from where it lay langui ...more
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Feb 27, 2009
 
Thrill of the Knight (League of the Blade, #1)
3.43
This is one of books that were thrown out of our local library and brought home by my old landlord. I was too embarrassed to admit to it until now my ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2009
 
Dawn: Lucifer's Halo (Dawn, #1)
4.01
Saccharine American gothic fantasy. Sexy goddess of rebirth (who usually has three mascara tinted tears down her left cheek) encourages a lost souled ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2009
 
The Vatican's Exorcists: Driving Out the Devil in the 21st Century
3.21
An interesting study of the increasing trend of Vatican sanctioned exorcism in Italy and beyond.

A secular American journalist who is clearly hostile t
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Jul 14, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
 
A History of Warfare
4.01
**spoiler alert** One of my favourite books of all time (as young student I ached to steal it from the library but my concience got the better of me). ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2008
 
The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories
4.13
Although it received awards this is exactly the sort of science fiction that gives science fiction a bad name. It was ultimately depressing. The autho ...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
National Gallery of Victoria (World of Art)
3.50
What an interesting collection. It really does sum up the Australian condition in one. It is called the National Gallery of Victoria because at the ti ...more
May 29, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer
4.56
Ah... Joy of my joys light of my life. I love this prayer book. Poetic, often drawing directly from scripture, majestic and gritty. It was written bef ...more
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Dec 19, 2008
 
Michael Ramsey: A Life
3.50
This very friendly biography, about a very friendly man, who found himself Archbishop of Canterbury during the great shift towards secular liberalism, ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Sep 14, 2011
 
Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings
3.89
Religious belief is a significant factor in the lives of most people in the world today. Some understanding of the nature of particular religious beli ...more
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Dec 23, 2008
 
Frankenstein
3.71
**spoiler alert** I have just read this book after I noticed it was on everyones read list so this website does work. I had presumed it trashy.

Well, i
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not set
Dec 17, 2008
 
Conan the Defiant
3.55
**spoiler alert** This story is to the original (i.e. Howard) stories what a garden shed is to Buckingham Palace but it does not take itself too serio ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2009
 
Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version
4.55
I read the Authorised Version (KJV) now because it is is more poetic and pithy and because language has become dumbed down so far beneath the RSV now ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition
3.83
I have just started reading this highly academic work as a primer to my engines for hitting the books on MONDAY. The premiss of the work is amiss beca ...more
Sep 19, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Dracula
3.95
How assuring it is to read that of which we receive so much in corruption through second or even third hand rendition. A true masterpiece although the ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
Confirm Your Faith
4.00
This books pretty much sums the Anglican Church in all its banality. It reminds me of one of those high quality fake electric fires with the rotating ...more
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May 10, 2009
 
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
4.15
This was a childhood staple of mine. I had a Peter Rabbit poster on the wall (the only poster I had apart from a parchment hanging of "If") and the al ...more
not set
Jan 10, 2009
 
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
3.99
This is where the nightmare of relativistic thinking begins; excellent in theory but just like knowldge of a spherical Earth it makes sense in la la l ...more
not set
Jan 01, 2009
 
Inferno (The Divine Comedy, #1)
3.97
I loved this book. I remember reading it as I was jounced around in an APC during my sevice. I wrote a long love saga written in the same metre and mo ...more
Jan 1993
Jan 02, 2011
 
The Spire
3.54
**spoiler alert** This book was as hard to read as the character found the spire hard to build but it did give some insight into the idea of what it m ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
 
Saint Joan
3.77
I am re-reading the lengthy introduction. It is a good antidote after my cradle of filth concert. I would promote St Joan as a lesbian icon. Anything ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
 
The Beast Trilogy
4.02
Good art. Typical hedonistic apocalyptic paranoid sub-culture conspiracy-theoristic shallow-grave crap. Its a real shame to see teens subjected to thi ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices
3.72
I am re-reading this because its for my exams. Buddhism is such an inspiring religion for me because it is very well versed in the practicalities of h ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Dec 19, 2008
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Vol. 1
3.71
I liked the depiction and description of wudang style and history. Its nice to be reminded that I am not the only mad one that understands all this es ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2009
 
Zulu Thought Patterns And Symbolism
3.78
**spoiler alert** A remarkable insight into a parallel universe. Descriptions of mystical symbolism e.g. utilising a buried plastic bag whereby spirit ...more
not set
Dec 19, 2008
 
Weimaraners Kw096
4.00
Absolutely everything about the breed and what to do with them; history, puppy training, showing, hunting... I want a pair. I will call them Siegfried ...more
not set
Dec 25, 2008
 
Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur
3.51
Good old Conan. Pretty rubbish artwork but excellent visual story telling by one of comics legendary artists. This is a real R.E. Howard story and I l ...more
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Jul 11, 2009
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