Horace Storey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (5 of 8)


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The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett
The Modigliani Scandal by Ken Follett
5.0 out of 5 stars More early Follett, 6 Nov 2013
If, like me, you are a fan of Ken Follett you will have to read this book. The theme is a light romp through the author's perception of the art world of the 1970s. There are forgeries, a robbery a mystery and, of course, a missing masterpeice. The story dodges and weaves and eventually comes to a neat, if rather unconvincing, exclusion with no real harm done to anyone. OK, it's only his early work but already Follett displays a hint of the genius that was to come. This book would definitely make the basis of a brilliant TV drama mini series.
Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives by Richard Wiseman
4.0 out of 5 stars To see ourselves ...., 6 Nov 2013
A light hearted view of our favoutite subject - ourselves. The science is interesting, the results fascinating. This book has to be read and re-read. Great stuff.
Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there by Richard Wiseman
I found this book to be the best bit of myth-debunking since that famous Horizon programme trashed the so-called mystery of the Bermuda Triange. It is concisely written, witty where appropriate, accessible to all and backed up by scientific knowledge and years of research.

I'm not a hard boiled sceptic. And being honest, like most of the people about whom this book is written I would love to believe in ghosts and magic - and there is no doubt these beliefs, where they exist, can play a large part in some folks lives.

However, in his presentation Richard Wiseman takes us gently by the hand and firmly (but kindly) leads us down the path of reason. In this book he… Read more