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The Making of Contemporary Africa
The Making of Contemporary Africa
by B FREUND
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Interested in the last few centuries of African history? Must-have!, 16 July 2014
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Pretty comprehensive, though books can be found to delve deeper into the chapters' topics. Helped me a lot with my university essays, through it's vast array of information and of course sources and further readings.


A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings
A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings
by Prof Richard Dawkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books that gives you lots to think about. Loved it, lent it out many times (should I say that here... ah well), 16 July 2014
Great variety of topics. In my opinion, a must-have for anyone willing to sit down and have a serious think.

Dogmatic readers of this review: Get it, give it a chance. If you finish it and still hold true to your beliefs, isn't that more affirming of your beliefs as a whole?


Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
by Noam Lubell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £38.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Get it, whether it is of academic use or interest. Goldmine for information and further reading, 16 July 2014
Briliant and comprehensive (duh, monograph) source on all things related to Targeted Killing. Helped me out immensely with my Masters Thesis.


Targeted Killing in International Law (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
Targeted Killing in International Law (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
by Nils Melzer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £38.99

5.0 out of 5 stars If it could be helpful for your thesis, get. If academic interest brought you here, get it., 16 July 2014
Briliant and comprehensive (duh, monograph) source on all things related to Targeted Killing. Helped me out immensely with my Masters Thesis.


Oryx And Crake
Oryx And Crake
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that successfully makes you take the stance of The Thinker. Provides a gradual plethora of thoughts, implications, etc, 16 July 2014
This review is from: Oryx And Crake (Paperback)
Purposefully confusing at first, as you get towards the middle ad the end, the story-telling and flashbacks/memories are just breath-taking. Once done reading, one is left to think, is there any way to successfully deny that the way things start to go wrong couldn't happen to our Earth?

I won't spoil the deeper meaning of the title, other than that they are people's names, but the contrast one eventually gets to fully understand and appreciate keeps you thinking for a long time after you finish reading (a painful event, I always wish for more).

A++
Four thumbs up [this does not appear in the story, but it's a small hint :) ]


The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
by Mike Ashley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Figuratively fell in love with the variety of all the genre-specific variables, 16 July 2014
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"Hell yeah", I thought as I began every story (or something synonymous to that)

Great variety of situations, causes of the apocalypse, time-frames (before, during and after the event), ways in which humanity has adapted, or is failing to do so, lingering after-effects etc etc

Screw it, FANTASTIC variety. If you like the Fallout games, (post-)apocalyptic movies like A Boy and his Dog, Hell (2011) etc, and similar books to some of these stories, I gotta say this is a must-have for the collection.


The Living Dead
The Living Dead
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 July 2014
This review is from: The Living Dead (Paperback)
Great variety of styles and perspectives. Must-have for any solid fan of the genre.


Dead City
Dead City
by Joe McKinney
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Smarter than your average bea-.... zombie book, 16 July 2014
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This review is from: Dead City (Mass Market Paperback)
Jumping from suspenseful and action-packed scene to scene this book doesn't loosen it's grip on you (kinda like the zombies). However, not only is it a good fast-moving plot with good action, it offers different types of analysis of the new situation from the protagonist's, a devout church-goer's (I assume Christian of some denomination) and an avid zombie-philosophy semi-academic and philosopher.

This novel certainly goes beyond what many other zombie books have to offer. It's got an appropriate amount of comedic scenes/dialogue, the close-miss scenes make you all the more riveted, and it's one of those books that just reads itself. I finished it in a handful of sittings.


Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas Novels)
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas Novels)
by Dean R. Koontz
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Now one of my fave paranormal series, along with Lukyanenko's Night Watch series, 16 July 2014
Fantastic. You immediately love the characters, they are, indeed, odd, but in an incredibly charming, lovable way. The plot thickens at an appropriate pace, the ghosts make regular and sometimes hilarious appearances, the ending is satisfying and leaves a savage lust for more.

Buy it If you can't, steal it.


Devouring The Dead: A Zombie Novel
Devouring The Dead: A Zombie Novel
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read, good training for editors, 16 July 2014
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Great book, nicely suspenseful and keeps you turning the pages well after you ought to stop But why the hell are there two typos on the back page?

The government fail to...... *fails to

awith his colleagues...... awith? seriously?


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