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The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true
The Magic of Reality: How we know what's really true
Price: 3.99

8 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dawkins, 2 Aug 2012
As one other review has mentioned, in a number of chapters you're encouraged to laugh as some absurd myth, but then told to swallow Richard Dawkins explanation which doesn't come with any external references or a well constructed proof, but is simply given...'believe me because i tell you to' isn't good enough in a science book, especially for a man who takes such pride in the inevitability of his own logic.
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Price: 3.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greatest show on Earth, 21 Jun 2012
This book covers why there are so many species, where they came from, their relationships, the reason we know this is true and impossible to doubt with spectacular literary explanations and helpful diagrams. Dawkins takes on the questions that a creationist with a biased background of the entire bible and choice pickings of science that are far misunderstood but used with confidence in debates with those of atheistic principles and he answers them in great detail that I feel is indisputable. I have a good understanding of evolution but this book took me far beyond my existing knowledge and was such a great read.


The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
Price: 4.63

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Changed my mind, 6 Jun 2012
Read this book.It gives detailed examples of animal behaviour to back up every stage of his theory. A theory which makes the vague 'theory of evolution' complete and gives it a watertight logical basis.While this can be a bit daunting (there is a great deal of misinformation about this book, some of it disingenuous and some clearly written by people who just don't understand it), it is well worth persevering.


Dracula
Dracula

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to belive it was written so long ago, 23 May 2012
This review is from: Dracula (Kindle Edition)
It was written in an unusual style which was quite gripping. It was based on the characters' diaries, Newspaper reports, ship's logs etc. It gave you the feeling that you were with the characters in real time. A fascinating mystery.I can tbelive it was written over a hundred years ago and still so original......ha ha but I guess its all been done after mr Stoker had been and gone, so it would be original now wouldnt it .......sometimes.... DOH !


Jack Reacher (One Shot)
Jack Reacher (One Shot)
Price: 1.50

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Standard SOP's, 30 April 2012
In 'One Shot' his journeys take him to Indiana, where a former army acquantaince is in trouble for killing five people with a sniper's rifle. The evidence against the suspect is damning, yet Reacher finds one loose point in the investigation, and the whole case is blown apart.This story is full of suspense, and moves along at a good pace. Although set in a small town, it is ideal for the story at hand, especially with a character of Reacher's magnitude. Reacher is very smooth and sleek in the sense that he is a supremely confident man, not in arrogant way, but in a matter-of-fact way. This makes the character fascinating and endearing.Saying that its Standard Operating Procedure with childs now to bang out a decent read time after time , I guess my expectations are a little high.


The Hunter (Victor the Assassin Book 1)
The Hunter (Victor the Assassin Book 1)
Price: 4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hunter, 15 April 2012
This book is non-stop action, from the first page to the last. Whilst it probably is over the top, it always came across as wholly believable whilst reading it and it truly would make a fantastic film! Although Victor is a very "bad guy", it is impressive how the author has you rooting for him and although we learn very little about him I really did empathise with his character. Tom Wood spins a fantastic story with pace, action and believable characters - I found it to be a very exciting book that was really hard to put down and I will definitely be looking out for more from this author.


Packard Bell EasyNote TS11 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2430, RAM 4GB, HDD 1TB, DVD+/-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium)
Packard Bell EasyNote TS11 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2430, RAM 4GB, HDD 1TB, DVD+/-RW, Windows 7 Home Premium)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid performance, 10 April 2012
Was very pleased with thtis laptop after looking around extensivly for a laptop with an i5 processor and found that this one came in at a very good price. Also being a make I had heard of for a change gave me a bit more confidence with the purchase. Works very well so far and I much prefer having the separate number keypad.I find it fast relaable with a good software package to boot.Well Happy.


Hitch 22: A Memoir
Hitch 22: A Memoir
Price: 4.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary, 28 Mar 2012
Hitchens attacks Henry Kissinger as a war criminal, Bill Clinton as a pathological liar and a CIA snitch while he was at Oxford where Hitch matriculated, and wrote a book entitled "The Missionary Position" criticizing Mother Teresa.
The man is candid to a fault as he speaks of his boozing, smoking, and bisexuality. Who else would reveal that Gore Vidal is a practitioner of buggery. And if like myself you are unfamiliar with the word buggery, it's an old English word for sodomy. My lexicon improved as I was constantly looking up the meaning of many words I was unfamiliar with. He describes his early childhood in England, and his relationship with his mother, who hid her Jewish heritage from him, and who sadly committed suicide with her bipolar lover. Hitch came to this country in his early years writing for various publications and quickly developed an affinity for the USA. He became a citizen in 2007. Michael Chertoff administered the oath at the Jefferson Memorial.
Another of our visionarys who will be missed .......


The Lock Artist
The Lock Artist
Price: 3.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lock Artist, 31 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Lock Artist (Kindle Edition)
Hamilton's characters are a bit one-dimensional, but since the main character is a teenager -- and the remaining figures mimic a comic book approach, you're apt to forgive the shallowness. The flash-back and flash-forward chapters back-to-back in a span of only a few years is a bit over-staged; but you're apt to forgive that obvious dramatic technique as well, as the story is captivating enough to keep you guessing. You don't need the creepy godfather mentor who claims safes are like women (yes, he's actually in there) to appreciate the object of affection here. But I'll never look at key locks, padlocks, combination locks, and electronic keypads the same. Locksmiths ("boxmen") -- it turns out -- are cool. Make them non-talking teenagers, and they're downright heroic. Who'dda thought that combination would have worked?


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