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The Akashic Record: You Don't Have to Be Dead to R&hellip by S. M. Saumarez
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem, 6 Jun 2014
This book is an absolute delight. Funny, moving and wise, it cracks along right to the astonishing ending, which produced a gasp of surprise. Its characters started to live in my mind, and its sense of place is so strong I found myself living there. The author has a unique personal style (Russell Hoban would have loved it) and there are photographs from the future! I highly recommend this book to young adults of any age.

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King Abba: A Philosophical Fantasy (The Seven Song&hellip by C J Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping story alive, 20 April 2013
Wonderful! Moore is a natural storyteller, it seems, and in a further twist his story concerns an attempt to stop stories, to replace them with a single official account of the Truth. He thus subtly brings in the attempted disenchantment of the 'real' world, by various powerful parties, without beating the reader over the head with it. The result is a wise, humane and entertaining read which readers of any age could enjoy.
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Other reviewers (see the site) have supplied good reasons why this is a great book. I'd like to mention why it's also an important one. The context is, pretty obviously, ongoing and deepening ecocrisis. A big part of that crisis results from the attitudes and values driving our actions, and a big part of those consist of failing to recognise and respect the value of the natural world beyond its usefulness to us.
This is where Abram's book comes in, because he refuses to follow the mass of so-called environmentalists who have bought into the anthropocentric and instrumentalist paradigm. Lusting after mainstream corporate and political acceptance, most of the big environmental… Read more