Profile for Ellie > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ellie
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,064,863
Helpful Votes: 103

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ellie (UK)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Snow Crash
Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome., 14 July 2006
This review is from: Snow Crash (Paperback)
One of the best books I've read this year.

It's cool, stylish, witty and well-written. The reader is dragged kicking and screaming into a perfectly realised world of hyper-consumerism, technophilia and 'pooning.

Stephenson takes ideas and runs with them, just to see where they go, how far he can push them. It's the details that make any book. And the details in Snowcrash are just superb.

I just couldn't put it down.


The Science of Parenting: Practical Guidance on Sleep, Crying, Play and Building Emotional Wellbeing for Life
The Science of Parenting: Practical Guidance on Sleep, Crying, Play and Building Emotional Wellbeing for Life
by Margot Sunderland
Edition: Hardcover

99 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! A real science based parenting book!, 14 July 2006
In a world where one is bombarded by conflicting advice about what is best for my child (sleep routines, behaviour, tantrums, etc.), this book is like a breath of fresh air. Unlike those thousands of opinion based parenting books, which have no scientific evidence to corroborate those opinions, The Science of Parenting is packed with useful advice, backed up with literally hundreds of scientific studies.

The author conveys what are quite complex scientific concepts in easy to understand language, diagrams and she uses examples of behaviour that I have seen in my own child.

It's so refreshing to see something solid and different from the same old baby books, and it's a fascinating read!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 2, 2009 12:48 PM BST


Page: 1