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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (33 of 44)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 395,688 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 44
The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton
The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I thought this was a clever, insightful and at times surprisingly funny guide to the modern media. De Botton looks at things differently and helps de-construct this messy world and challenges our pre-conceptions about it. And not in a boring "media studies" way. No doubt reviewers from the media will not like being on the receiving end of his intelligence and humour but ignore them, this is a fascinating and clever read.
Religion for Atheists: A non-believer's guide to t&hellip by Alain de Botton
13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 26 Jan 2012
This is a brilliant book, written with style and intelligence. De Botton's crisp writing deftly brings insight and illumination and is an entertaining and thought provoking read. Highly recommended.
Pub Walks in Underhill Country by Nat Segnit
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a very funny book. The narrator, Graham Underhill, is deliciously unreliable. His inability to see the reality of his marriage to the gorgeous but mercilessly fickle Sunita creates some brilliantly funny scenes - I was in stitches. The rambles get increasingly shambolic (and bonkers) as Graham struggles with his situation (I don't want to say too much and spoil it) yet by the end it was moving and rather heart breaking. In between the revelations of his life there are fascinating bits of information on very diverse topics. Nat Segnit writes beautifully and poetically in places, so even though Graham is (intentionally) a sad nerd, he is a poetic, educated one too. It really was a… Read more