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Atheism: The Case against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)
Atheism: The Case against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)
by George H. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.03

36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thorough dismantling of theism, 16 July 2003
After reading the reviews on the US website I was expecting a few holes in Smiths philosophical argumentation, but having read the book I can't see how anyone could seriously dismiss the significance of this work. Smith looks at the theism from every possible angle and demolishes it to the point of absurdity.
All too often atheists defend their disbeliefs by positing that 'the weight of evidence is in their favour' instead of trying to argue the case for atheism with reason. Smiths book provides the intellectual tools necessary for a thorough dismantling of theism, and therefore should appeal to atheists who are looking for new ways to prove their point.

by Pamela Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pamela did him proud, 24 July 2002
This review is from: Billy (Paperback)
Many of the negative reviews for this exceptional book complain about Pamela's apparent name dropping - they missed the point. The descriptions of various Hollywood parties and award ceremonies occur at the beginning of each chapter and serve as examples of Billy's meteoric rise to fame and not a chance for Pamela to gloat about her new life in LA. I thought that these little excerpts of Billiy's life drove home how far this 'windswept and interesting' joker has come since his traumatic youth.
I read the book in one sitting and was grabbed by Pamela's writing, which was heartfelt, humourous and honest. She managed to convey the brilliance of the man and how he was able to survive a childhood that would have left most people gibbering in the corner of a sanitarium. I just wish that Billy can live long enough for her to write Billy part II...

by James Rollins
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastical underground adventure, 11 Jun 2002
Ignore any reviews that suggest that this book lacks credability because it reads like an adventure movie - it's supposed to. It's a fast paced exciting tale that takes you away from the mundane and into the magical world of James Rollins, who for me is one of the best adventure writers out there. He has a real passion for what he does and it shows in what he writes.
The underground world described in Subterranean is a vivid backdrop to a tale that keeps you asking for hints as to how the "good guys" get out alive. I strongly recommend to all you four-hour thrill seekers out there that you buy this book, and take comfort in the knowledge that there are three others for you to sink your teeth into once you've flipped the last page!
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