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Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
4.29
I wish to register most strongly in public my dismay to see the already ludicrously large number of fake accounts that have been set up to give 1 star ...more
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Nov 14, 2013
 
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
3.93
really liked it
You can criticise Dick all you like for being wrong about flying cars, or thinking the LP record was for ever (note: it isn't?), but he is writing sci ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
 
On Liberty
3.94
it was amazing
Anybody interested in free speech must surely be concerned with the situation of Bret Weinstein in the US. See for instance his hour interview here: h ...more
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Jun 01, 2017
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.11
liked it
16 March, last surviving relative of Ann is interviewed:

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150316/anne-...


19 March, he dies.

https://worldradio.ch/news/0315/anne
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Sep 27, 2009
 
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
3.86
it was amazing
Mr Pinker, vacuous decrier of this book. I wonder if you might listen in on the salutary tale of what happened to my brain some years ago and the gene ...more
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Aug 19, 2010
 
Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World
3.71
really liked it
I dare say I'm too late to the party on this one to say anything that hasn't already been said. However....

Of course I  knew all about the delusion of
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May 15, 2018
 
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
4.29
So, I'm watching a movie in German about the siege of Stalingrad last night while I'm knitting and my first thought was 'but I won't have a clue what ...more
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Nov 22, 2010
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.04
it was amazing
I had a whole lot of fun reviewing this...

http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpres...

But there is a serious side:

In the novel, Fred’s mind and brain are
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May 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
4.20
it was amazing

You see. I’ve had a Dalrymple experience and it was like this. My doctor has his rooms in a Dalrymple part of town. Everybody who goes in looks like t
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Jan 2007
Sep 27, 2009
 
Seven Years Solitary
4.13
it was amazing
I've left the wiki below but it sucks, it doesn't give any human sense of her, or her situation. Dr Bone was a medical doctor who felt that she could ...more
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Jun 23, 2017
 
How to Live with a Huge Penis: Advice, Meditations, and Wisdom for Men Who Have Too Much
3.80
did not like it
Who would have thought that penises would have such taste :)


http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpres...

Dec 16, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
 
Wall and Piece
3.84
really liked it
Added later: I found it quite moving, his description of being drawn to graffiti the outside of the walls imprisoning the Palestinians and being told ...more
Apr 13, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
3.95
really liked it
Are there other people who wonder about this?

Goodreads ONLY exists because of the goodwill of the people who do all the unpaid slave labour that keeps
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Jun 20, 2011
 
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
4.16
liked it

18 Sept Update: some stories reading Karen's review brought to mind from my childhood....

http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpres...

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Sep 08, 2013
 
Holy Bible: King James Version
4.42
it was amazing

Yeah right. Twilight gets you votes? I think not.

But I have some data on how we die.

From wiki on John von Neumann. Honestly, you must have heard of h
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Mar 02, 2010
 
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
3.74
it was ok
This isn't a book, it's a piece of crochet, haphazardly put together from random squares of indifferent colour combinations.

We may take a moral from
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Mar 18, 2015
 
The Rise of the Novel, Updated Edition
3.82
did not like it
This is Dale Spender talking about this book: 'He devotes three hundred pages to male novelists and restricts his assessment of females to a single se ...more
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Nov 09, 2010
 
In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
4.03
Fuck. Manny’s reading this book In Sheep’s Clothing Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People and I’m thinking he’s going to start applying i ...more
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Dec 11, 2010
 
After Romulus
4.00
it was amazing
If you thought that this was obvious, a sequel, cashing in, you couldn't be further from the truth. This companion to Romulus, My Father is the produc ...more
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Jan 31, 2017
 
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
4.63
it was amazing
A few years ago I thought having a cartoon book sitting by my bed at night would be the best way of going to sleep. For a long time now it’s been this ...more
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Oct 05, 2017
 
The Second Tree from the Corner
4.11
it was amazing
I had no idea that this writer of charming children's books wrote prolifically for adults too. He was a newspaper man and one of the things that stand ...more
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Sep 26, 2016
 
Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship
4.01
really liked it
Dear GR management (GRM in this review). I assert my right as the author of this book to write what I consider to be relevant by way of a review. Plea ...more
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Oct 18, 2013
 
Origins: The Lives and Worlds of Modern Cosmologists
3.89
it was amazing
Afterthought. I forgot to mention this. The book starts with Hoyle and it is soon evident why. Although the man himself is a grouch, very chip-on-shou ...more
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Oct 18, 2012
 
The Affair
3.79
liked it
I have added to this here here

Whitaker put up the challenge here recently (comment 7):

Hands up those of you that have allowed a deeply held and cheris
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Jun 20, 2017
 
1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England
4.01
really liked it
Things this book doesn't explain about England.


(1) Fishfingers in a white bread roll. Not so much that they exist as they pass for nutrition.

(2) First
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Nov 05, 2010
 
What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations
4.19
really liked it
The completely disinterested opinion of the proofreader.

Not.

**********

In case anybody other than me is interested in the production process, a few com
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Mar 12, 2012
 
Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe, #2)
4.16
really liked it
A victory of style if ever there was one. Immersed in the beauty of his prose, the way in which he presents his world, the timing of his humour, one s ...more
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Aug 12, 2015
 
Killing Time: The Autobiography of Paul Feyerabend
4.19
really liked it
Much has been written about Feyerabend. My two cents' worth.

A striking aspect of this book is that philosophers and scientists, even (or perhaps speci
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Jul 14, 2017
 
Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution
3.73
liked it

A cross rant followed by a fabulous story.

I am in such a bad mood after reading this and it really isn’t the author’s fault. She needed a competent ed
...more
Dec 06, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
 
Confabulations
4.05
really liked it
Supposing writers and painters have their different ways of arriving at their understandings, in Berger we have both. One can expect a breadth and dep ...more
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Jun 20, 2017
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