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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the&hellip by Eben Alexander
I would recommend this book even to sceptics as the author's background and considered style of recounting make the story compelling and believable - if you are willing to have an open mind.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Dee&hellip by Brian Greene
5.0 out of 5 stars Imagination & science, 1 Sep 2013
This book really spirals your imagination on what the universe might be like, and best of all, any of the spectacularly amazing possibilities might be true, we just don't know yet...
J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I can only chime in with most of the other reviewers, but this book deserves all the praise. I found it pretty much as un-put-downable as Tolkien's own writing.

Even if you're not into literary criticism but just love the Tolkien books and worlds, I think you will enjoy this book too. You can tell Shippey deeply cares about the characters, stories, languages, poetry... as much as any fan. It doesn't pick apart or clinically analyse the books but only gives even more depth and perspective to your appreciation of them and Tolkien as a writer and creator.

If on the other hand you are looking for a rigorous critical study, this book fully achieves that too… Read more

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