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God Collar
God Collar
by Marcus Brigstocke
Edition: Paperback

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 Stars, 27 July 2011
This review is from: God Collar (Paperback)
Confused and rambling text interspered with 'witty' observations is the best way to describe this book. The formet soon gets boring. My main criticism is that the book often feels like it's got nothing to do with God at all, it's just the author have a long rant about life in general. Here's how the book feels: "Blah blah blah nowt weird as folk eh? Blah blah blah traffic blah blah blah airport security blah blah blah". Not recommended...


Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles [DVD] [2001]
Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Paul Hogan
Price: £3.85

1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor, 11 May 2011
Absolutely awful film, almost as if they were trying to make a terrible paradoy of the first two Crocodile Dundee films (which I enjoyed). Save your time and money and buy something else.


Affluenza
Affluenza
by Oliver James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.24

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor book, 2 May 2011
This review is from: Affluenza (Paperback)
Didn't enjoy this book, 1 star seems generous but it's the lowest score I can give.

As for all the positive reviews stating that "this is a well researched book" and comments along those line, this is simply not true. I undertake professional academic research for a living and this is NOT how research is performed! There is no experimental design, no trials, no hypothesis testing, no peer review, no...nothing. Just a bunch of anecodotal interviews in which the author asks a bunch of leading questions then draws his own conclusions regardless of what the interviewees actually say! The text comes across as middle class angst on overdrive. Avoid this book at all costs.


Crude: The Story of Oil
Crude: The Story of Oil
by Sonia Shah
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, 19 April 2011
This book starts off well, covering the physical formation of oil and the beginnings of the oil industry. Unfortunately it quickly degenerates into a diatribe with the author blaming oil and the oil industry for pretty much every ill in the world (not that the oil industry is run by saints but not every problem in the world is due to evil Texan oil barons, however if you believed this book you might think that was the case). Have to give it 1 star I'm afraid due to the undeniable bias in the writing which renders the book annoying to read at times.


The Evolutionary Void
The Evolutionary Void
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but a little disappointing..., 11 Oct. 2010
This review is from: The Evolutionary Void (Hardcover)
I really enjoyed the first two books in the Void trilogy and have been waiting for what seems like ages for the final installment. A pity then that the story felt 'rushed' in a lot of ways, almost as if the author couldn't really think of a clever way to tie up all the story sub-plots so just mashed something together at the end in order to make it all 'work'.

It also suffers from the usual Peter Hamilton problem of invoking "Super-Aliens With God-Like Powers (TM)" in order to defeat the bad guys. I would have preferred the good guys to win by actually thinking of a clever plan rather than just gaining super-powers!

It's not a bad read though, and if you've read the other two books in the series then you'll want to know what happens in the end.
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