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Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All
3.94
10/10. The majority of CAM treatments have one thing in common. They do not show efficacy in controlled scientific tests. There is a major comparison ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too
4.13
8/10. Despite the awful subject matter this is an easy read and very funny in places (yes, really!).
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Jul 12, 2010
 
Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics
4.75
8/10. Not a great fan of Welsh rockers Man but this is well worth reading.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Darkmans (Thames Gateway, #3)
3.62
8/10. This is very well written and Barker is clearly a talented writer. At over 800 pages it is quite an undertaking. However it is not overly long a ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The God Delusion
3.89
9/10. Great book. Worth it just for the first paragraph of Chapter Two. Also, great quote from Bertrand Russell who was asked- what would he say if he ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
The Escape Artist: A Life from the Saddle
4.04
9/10. Starts off as an excellent view of club cycling. However, half way through real life takes over and the author's perspective on cycling and life ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
4.27
9/10. Over 30 years in the writing and edited down from 1500+ pages. Written by a US soldier who served in the war. Although fiction I do think this g ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
The Restraint Of Beasts
3.91
9/10. Magnus Mills is a major talent. I have read all his books since this one. He has a unique style. Although not linked I think they work better if ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The Rotters' Club
3.95
9/10. Fabulous book. Should be read by anyone who grew up in the 70s. The only reason this does not get 10 out of 10 is because it is spoilt a bit by ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Slowing Down
4.25
10/10. This is a fabulous book. I was suprised by how much I enjoyed this one. George Melly shows a wonderful irreverent humour throughout. I look for ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The Demolished Man
4.00
8/10. This is a good read but lacks the invention of his classic- The Stars My Destination. My opinion of the Demolished Man may have been coloured by ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The Treatment (Jack Caffery, #2)
3.97
7/10. Not bad as crime thrillers go. Despite the various (overblown) claims on the cover I did not find this scary rather, due to the subject matter, ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
Last Gang in Town: The Story and Myth of the Clash
3.92
9/10. Excellent biography. Much better than many such books which lack any real analysis. Author does not pull any punches when considering the band's ...more
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Star Maker
3.93
8/10. Mind-boggling in scope. Unlike anything I have previously read. Very heavy in places- I could easily understand difficulty finishing this one. N ...more
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Jul 13, 2010
 
Dead Souls
3.98
7/10. I think this book is overated. Had the other volumes survived it may have become the classic it is purported to be. Good in places but quite har ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The Stars My Destination
4.15
10/10. The sci-fi Count of Monte-Cristo. Dazzling and compelling. Enough ideas in here to sustain several novels. Best sci-fi novel I have yet read.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Bad Science
4.07
9/10. Derived from the Guardian column. Homeopathy and Gillian McKeith chapters are very good. Real science vs pretend (made up) science. Recommended.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Brick Lane
3.34
9/10. Very accomplished book- I liked this one a lot. Incidentally started watching the film after having read the book and couldn't even get to the e ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
A Dysfunctional Success: The Wreckless Eric Manual
4.05
9/10. Not a great fan of his music but this is one of the best rock autobiographies. Great story near to the start when he was a kid and found an old ...more
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Jul 14, 2010
 
Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1)
3.83
7/10. A good start to the series as this was a fairly interesting read and was probably (just) good enough for me to consider reading more of the seri ...more
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Jul 12, 2010
 
Charlie Dancey's Compendium of Club Juggling
4.29
10/10. Companion to the earlier Ball Juggling book and just as good. Same style and great cartoons. Easy to understand. Includes passing.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Bringing It All Back Home
4.04
8/10. Written with a wonderful enthusiasm for music. Was coasting along nicely in this book when an awful event happens which is very upsetting.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Disgrace
3.82
9/10. Within the first few pages this is obviously writing of a very high calibre. Easy to see why this won the Booker prize. Recommended.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
4.29
9/10. The only novel of Edwards published posthumously. A book you can read on and on and never seem to tire of. Deserves to be widely read.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Hype
3.67
8/10. The book of the album. The LP is well worth seeking out and the novel that is the background to the music has it's moments too.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Me Cheeta: The Autobiography
3.43
8/10. Very funny in parts although I think I may have enjoyed it more if I knew all the Hollywood actors who Cheeta describes.
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Jul 13, 2010
 
Charlie Dancey's Encyclopaedia of Ball Juggling
4.47
10/10. Includes all the main tricks, numbers, siteswap notation etc. All you would ever need really. Cool cartoons too!
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Heroes Like Us
3.46
8/10. An odd book this one. Very funny in places but probably needed a bit more editing as it did go on too long in my opinion.
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Jul 12, 2010
 
The House of Sleep
3.93
8/10. A bit uneven and a slightly convoluted story but enough of Coe's usual quality writing to make this worthwhile.
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Jul 13, 2010
 
Happy Now
3.79
10/10. Very suprised by this book- it is fantastic! Led me into reading more of this genre- i.e. Brookmyre/ Hiassen.
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Jul 12, 2010
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