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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
4.23
it was amazing
A very disturbing read even with the positive ending. As someone who has taught History and Politics since the 1970s this book made sense of a lot of ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 08, 2007
 
The Rise and Fall of Australia
3.63
it was amazing
Fantastic read. Probably the best thing I have read on contemporary Australia for many years. A really interesting view from both inside and outside o ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
The Stalking of Julia Gillard
3.37
really liked it
A sad read. Like other readers I found the blog style annoying at first because of the anachronistic time references, but I got used to it. How the po ...more
Apr 02, 2015
Aug 17, 2013
 
No Man's Land (John Puller, #4)
4.18
really liked it
I really like the John Puller series, even though it is a blatant pinch of Jack Reacher. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Differe ...more
Nov 13, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
 
The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe
4.01
it was amazing
What a tragic story! Einstein said that he thought the only to things that are infinite are the universe and the capacity for human stupidity, althoug ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. Although he was preaching to the unconverted as it were, it really firmed up my feelings about the interference of religion ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 27, 2008
 
Growing Up Green: Or How to Survive U.S. Army Basic Training and Live to Write About It
4.20
really liked it
Firstly, in the interests of disclosure, I have to say that Khalid Saleem is a good friend and a colleague from a few years ago in Hong Kong. Now that ...more
Apr 04, 2017
Mar 31, 2017
 
Jasper Jones
4.07
it was amazing
This is an outstanding read. Beautifully written with a strong storyline and a selection of great characters. Calling it Australia's "To Kill a Mockin ...more
Apr 12, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
 
They Found a Cave
3.98
it was amazing
This is the first book I can ever remember reading. I got it from the Glen Dhu Primary School library on my first day of grade 3 in 1965 and I have be ...more
Mar 1965
Aug 28, 2008
 
The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
4.20
really liked it
Like all of these types of books, it didn't need to be this long. However, in saying that, this is one of the best series in this genre that I have re ...more
Oct 2016
Sep 22, 2016
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