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Valis (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Valis (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by Philip K. Dick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just run with it, 28 Aug 2011
I read this book in Greece by the beach and spent two days wasting the holiday just sitting in a camping chair with my eyes wide open unable to put it down and finding it difficult to make normal conversation. Things very rarely have that kind of effect on me, thankfully.

This book is the first in a trilogy, and although it does strange things to your thought processes, it's a lot more coherent than the other two. It throws you right into the middle of PKD's thoughts on madness and religion and philosophy and it's an utterly brilliant exploration of them, which I highly reccomend if you have a couple of days to spend thinking pretty weird thoughts.


Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury
Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury
by Ray Bradbury
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 28 Aug 2011
From reading this, I think I like Bradbury's poetry even more than his stories and novels. This collection includes my favourite poem of his, 'Byzantium, I Come Not From', and many other really brilliant poems. Most are tinged with that wonderous 10-year-old-boy-philosopher feeling of his that makes his writing so warm I want to hug the book.


Galactic Pot-healer ([Pan science fiction])
Galactic Pot-healer ([Pan science fiction])
by Philip K. Dick
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, 28 Aug 2011
This isn't PKD's best known or best book, but it's a gorgeous little piece of Science Fiction, and is one of his less rambly books with a religious theme. And, not to detract from the story, the artwork on the Pan Science Fiction edition is just amazing. It is a really ridiculously beautiful book.


The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by Philip K. Dick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of philosophical Sci-Fi, 28 Aug 2011
If you like a bit of existential doubt to pop into your life every now and then, read this book.


AQA Philosophy A2: Student's Book
AQA Philosophy A2: Student's Book
by Chris Cluett
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not that bad, 28 May 2011
This is not a good textbook, but at the very least for the topics I study (Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion) it covers the content in a clear and concise way. It doesn't ramble nearly as much as Lacewing's book does, and although that can be a downside, it can also be really useful. It manages to put the whole Political Philosophy syllabus into 40 pages.

I think what would be really brilliant is a textbook that combines the succinctness of this with the kind of questions Lacewing puts on the sides of the pages, guiding you to really think about the topics. But there isn't one. So if you can, using this alongside the Lacewing book is a good way to go.


Access To History: The People's Republic of China 1949-76 2nd Edition
Access To History: The People's Republic of China 1949-76 2nd Edition
by Michael Lynch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.62

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Using this at the moment and looking for an alternative, 17 Mar 2010
I've been using this book as the base text for my AS level History as it was provided by my college, but I really don't feel it's suitable. The first massive problem is that there are no references. You simply can't have a history textbook with no references! The second is that it is incredibly biased (I'm not a Mao supporter on any level, but without references this 'textbook' just descendes into a rant). So yeah, I'm looking for another one. This book is useful as a source but shouldn't be the only textbook you use.
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