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Jesus Never Existed
Went to a talk by Humphreys - unfortunately most was given over to a q&a that was consistently off-topic but was still intrigued enough to buy the...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Really enjoyed it - waited till almost the end of season two to read it. The show follows the book pretty faithfully with the exception of the Dothrak...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
I have been familiar with paleo/primal and low carb ideas of nutrition but really wanted something accessible but strong in the science to get a more...more
Apr 16, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Brilliant! really well done each interview explores a different part of how people reacted. Have heard that there is an audiobook that cuts some of th...more
Apr 2009
Jul 28, 2009
Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years
Part 1 - history of the word using the Spanish conquest of South America (and the Maori conquest of Chatham island) to show how the culmination of 'ci...more
May 09, 2008
Dec 31, 2007
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Given as an xmas present and read in one train journey. Compellingly lays out all the strands leading up to the inevitable murder.
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore
some stories brilliant - like the killing joke, some just a little on the dull side
Jun 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
not set
Aug 19, 2010
The Raw Shark Texts
clever idea, entertaining but falls short of what its trying to do
May 2009
Jun 28, 2009
'Salem's Lot
recommended for a plane journey between Glasgow and Dubai
Oct 28, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Come Together (Jack & Amy, #1)
Entertaining if you don't want to think much and are not too bothered by stereotypes
Dec 16, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
funny and sweet, but really a book for dog lovers
Jun 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Death Is Not an Option: Stories
review from
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Dec 02, 2010
Snow Crash
excellent book!
Jan 2004
Apr 30, 2010
Jan 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Cloud Atlas
Recommended by a friend who was doing this for his book group. Took me a while to get into it - I didn't really get there until it got into the future...more
Jul 2009
Jun 28, 2009
Everything Bad is Good for You
Good to know over analysing the shows I watch is good for my brain, still don't really buy the argument that reality tv is good for emotional intellig...more
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books
Far more into the autobiographical sections rather than the Lanark ones, though parts of it were good or clever, but as a whole hard to get into. Whic...more
Mar 25, 2010
Feb 15, 2009
Had been warned that it starts off good and gets worse. And that you'll think if you just read a bit further it will come good again but it never does...more
Dec 2010
Oct 18, 2010
Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating
An excellent guide to the process of cooking rather than a book of recipes (though it has them too). Teaching you the techniques of cooking and the wa...more
Feb 2011
Jan 24, 2010
It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments
Funny lighthearted look at how to approach life in a sexist world. I feel like all tween girls should be given a copy
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
One Bloody Thing After Another
A mostly fun quick read that starts off well but gets less satisfying as it progresses. Read most of it standing in the queue for Versailles!
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 30, 2010
True History Of The Kelly Gang
Halfway through and I'm loving it. Despite being a Sydney girl and a completely urban one at that - this book is making me homesick.

Jun 15, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
using economic theory to explore question on life. Obviously very american focused especially in relation to crime and race.
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
Essential reading for anyone who cares about the planet.

There's no easy answer and trying to make one creates more damage.
Sep 19, 2011
May 17, 2011
Good Calories, Bad Calories
Excellent, if sometimes seemingly excessive, analysis of the scientific evidence of nutrition, diet, obesity and health.
Sep 05, 2011
May 17, 2011
House of Leaves
not sure if I'm going to be able to keep reading this - the footnote style is driving me crazy...
Nov 2009
Nov 12, 2009
The Liar
Very entertaining, lots of enjoyable word play inter-twined with convoluted intrigue. Delightful
Mar 25, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Enjoyable and thorough. Looks at modern conspiracy theories and who they serve.
Jun 22, 2011
Mar 14, 2010
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
a very enjoyable book to read, and particularly delightful prose.
Jan 2008
Jan 04, 2008
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