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Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves
by James Le Fanu
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1.0 out of 5 stars A Bus Lane Book, 22 May 2016
Le Fanu is a pretty well known pseudo-mystic. As with his other writing on science this book has so many incorrect statements and easily refutable arguments that one could drive the mythical bus through them. Sideways. The nutters and 'Mysterians' will love it of course, which in itself is a pretty clear warning to steer clear. Oh look, an evolved eye! How in the world did that happen .....


The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All of this is well and good (very good in places) but there are a number ..., 21 May 2016
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This is an odd book. I found the first few chapters extremely interesting. The author has a clear grasp of 'internal dialogue" - usually negative - and the "observing self" which he refers to as the "witness". All of this is well and good (very good in places) but there are a number of problems (for me at least) as the book develops. Talk of "Chakras" and "internal energy" and "the heart" are a turn off for me (all are merely neural networks in operation) and the author's idea of being "happy" whatever happens in life is bizarre. How could one remain "happy" in the face of the death of a child for example? The last third gets all gody and daft but that's to be expected given the book's title. The first half of the book is very useful however.


A Private View of L.S. Lowry
A Private View of L.S. Lowry
by Shelley Rohde
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous., 27 April 2016
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Superb biography. Worth ten stars. Couldn't put it down - and I'm really good at putting books down!


Me Before You
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for those heading to Dignitas. You won't turn back., 27 April 2016
This review is from: Me Before You (Paperback)
Read some of this book in a charity shop. That it has so many 5 star reviews and is in the top 100 best sellers on Amazon is truly depressing. Teen drivel excruciatingly badly written.


No.1 Hits of the 50s
No.1 Hits of the 50s
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who for oldies., 25 April 2016
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It's a genuine operational time machine!


Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
by David Graeber
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good scholarship but a tad shouty., 12 April 2014
This is a book filled with fascinating new facts (if you haven't studied Economics) regarding the nature of money and debt. The breadth of analysis is admirable. However Mr Graeber is apparently the child of active left wing parents. It shows. If he'd grown up to be a hedge fund manager he'd have been really interesting. As it stands he appears to be merely a product of his early conditioning. If you disregard the shouty bits about evil capitalists it's a very good read indeed.


Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World
Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World
by Nicholas Shaxson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.24

5 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If George Monbiot recommends anything, steer clear., 20 April 2013
Once I put this book down (in a library,after five minutes) I just couldn't pick it up again. Childish. Right-on nonsense. Laughable.


Consumer Unit Fuse 15A (X5) / Fuse Box / Distribution Board
Consumer Unit Fuse 15A (X5) / Fuse Box / Distribution Board
Offered by Select Online
Price: £3.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most important purchase I have ever made., 11 Jan. 2013
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This fuse changed my life completely. I urge you to try one, I guarantee that you will never go back to an ordinary fuse.


The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters
by Greg Tobin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spare Us!, 11 Jan. 2013
Any book with endorsements by Pilger, Monbiot and Hutton (all of whom make an extremely good living on the back of the systems they decry) is going to be pretty predictable. The evil truth is out there folks! Dubya is da Antichrist and good ol Al woz robbed. Yeah, right.


Vultures' Picnic
Vultures' Picnic
by Greg Palast
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Immensely irritating style, 2 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Vultures' Picnic (Paperback)
This may be a very good book in terms of content - in fact it probably is. The writing style however, unless you are used to such things, will drive you round the bend. It's both pretentious and awful. After a few pages I began to sympathise with Big Oil, and I detest Big Oil, simply in order to react against it. I gave it to a friend who said she thought it may have been written by Kermit. Shame.
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