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Good Books I've Bought

R. Simpson "Rico"
 
A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier
A Month at the Front: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier
"When you put into context where and when this book was written, it's quite superb."
When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
When A Crocodile Eats the Sun
"Godwin - Immense. Brilliant book; turns fact into story where others fail."
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
"Introduces some profound concepts, and changes the way you think about aspects of life. Not my normal type of read, but would very much recommend."
The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey
The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey
"Not a bad book. Some great tales. Pales alongside Godwin and Malin however"
Genesis Machines: The New Science of Biocomputing
Genesis Machines: The New Science of Biocomputing
"Great insight into a subject which I feel I have no right to read about, but Martyn Amos made it easy."
The God Delusion
The God Delusion
"Dawkins - Legend. Rant of the century (and last)."
My Traitors Heart
My Traitors Heart
"A story told with bluntness and brilliance. Second only to When a Crocodile Meets the Sun."
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
"Great for when you're having a dump."
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Motorcycle Diaries
"Pretty good, short, book."
Mao: The Unknown Story
Mao: The Unknown Story
"Awesome story. Great subject, well covered."
The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper
The Wipers Times: The Complete Series of the Famous Wartime Trench Newspaper
"Like QI, excellent "on the toilet" book. Interesting short articles."
Schopenhauer's Telescope
Schopenhauer's Telescope
"Great writer, great book. Slow to start, but excellent to finish"
Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children
"An amazing book by one of the best writers ever. When Dawkins wrote The God Delusion, he forgot to mention the god that is Salman Rushdie"
Doctor Salt
Doctor Salt
"Again Donovan writes a strange classic."
Fury
Fury
"Another Rushdie classic. Loved this book."
A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life
A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life
"A man of immense stories, I wish I was him."
Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Penguin)
Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Penguin)
"Orwell. Need I say more."
The Jaguar Smile: Nicaraguan Journey
The Jaguar Smile: Nicaraguan Journey
"Great tale of Nicaraguan history, told by the genius of India's history."