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The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Fernando Pessoa
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best book ive ever read, 17 April 2009
This is a difficult book to describe. It isnt a story and doesnt really have any plot or theme. This is like reading the journals of a madman and a genius and a poet rolled into one. The protagonist pours out streams of consciousness, most of them painful or disturbed, the ramblings of an unhappy and tortured soul. Metaphysical, poetic and insightful this is a wonderful piece of literature.


Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism
Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism
by Michael Burleigh
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE ACTS THEMSELVES, 17 April 2009
Burleigh doesnt go sniffing around for "root causes" which is why he tends to upset the liberal left so much. This is a book filled with the acts and the consequences of terror. If you are looking for an analysis of why and how alot of these conflicts occured then I accept that this isnt the best place to look, but if you want to know how terrorism has manifested itself over the years this is a good book. Sometimes a little too erudite but overall a good supplement to his other works.


30 Days: A Month at the Heart of Blair's War
30 Days: A Month at the Heart of Blair's War
by Peter Stothard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 22 Jan 2007
This book should/could have been a masterpiece. Mr Stothard is undoubtably a top class writer but one is left wondering exactly how much access he actually had to the inner workings of government. Too much time is spent on trivia and we are left with only snippets of conversation and a vague idea of whats going on. There are some interesting moments but overall the pace is slow and uneventfull


PWA: Looking Aids in the Face
PWA: Looking Aids in the Face
by Oscar Moore
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars self-deprecation whilst facing death, 12 Sep 2006
I really enjoyed this book. Oscar Moore certainly does look AIDS in the face and manages on most occasions to raise a smile. There are some dark moments, but most of the time Moore is laughing at himself as well as his illness without making light of it. Very inspiring


A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945
A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945
by William R. Keylor
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent introduction to world affairs, 15 Aug 2006
A balanced look at the roles various countries and regimes have played since 1945 in world history. Dont bother buying this if you want a chomskian rant against the west or a blistering attack on the Soviets because all you get here are facts!How refreshing!


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