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Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax
143 of 162 people found the following review helpful
What's the one thing we all say when asked what we'd wish ourselves or our children and loved ones? A happy life. This excellent book isn't just for those people with a mental health diagnosis. It's a book for any human being who wants a happier life. A manual for improved life quality - improved thinking, feeling and behaviour. I want to send one each to all our children.

Here's a modified something I wrote on Ruby Wax's website (www.rubywax.net) today.

"I'm glad the Irish Sane New World Tour went so well. My work hours were reduced from 36 to 12 per week when I had to have time off for an episode and the doctor's certificate showed 'bipolar depression'. That's a 2/3… Read more
The Villages by Dave Hutchinson
The Villages by Dave Hutchinson
I loved this book - it gave me far more than simply an excellent read. I haven't felt moved to write a review for a long time.

I knew of Dave Hutchinson only through Twitter, but what I'd seen of his often droll, topical, world-weary - and yet world-astonished - tweets had intrigued me plenty enough to read some of his work. I'm not disappointed. At all.

I understood Dave was a science-fiction writer and *whispers* I'd never read much sci-fi. Even though I usually enjoy a good SF film or tv series, I'd always rejected SF books as inaccessible to me. I already read everything else, I reasoned, and here was Stuff I couldn't possibly hope to understand, let alone actively… Read more
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When God Talks Back, 29 Mar 2012
Religious people talk to God and some say it's a sign of madness when God talks back (see When God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism by Tasha E. Mansfield When God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism?). Judith and her father have no doubt spent these ten years since her mother's death talking to a God who doesn't respond, until, that is, when Judith needs a miracle to prevent bullying from Neil Lewis et al at school.

Grace McCleen's debut novel, The Land of Decoration, is arranged as a Pentateuch - in five books. Judith (which book of the same name in the Bible has a manipulative heroine who convinces others of the power of… Read more

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