Chris Humphreys

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
Ever since I read Robert Graves' King Jesus and my own interest in Religions and Myths I enjoy these types of books - I'm not a believer but the subject is always a fascinating one. This book is challenging because it's reasonably scholarly, although written entertainingly, read the notes which form part of the book and you'll see what I mean. Finding the historical Jesus by tackling the times and zeitgeist of the age in which he lived and the influences that surrounded the man and the writers of the New Testament in how he was portrayed is part of the book but it's also a fascinating retrieval of the history of the events leading up to the destruction of the temple and the Roman… Read more
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cocktail, 18 Sep 2013
Elmore Leonard's writing is fast paced, full of detail and swings the plot along like Usain Bolt running down the freeway. This book is what the film Jackie Brown was based on and having missed it at the cinemas I'm going to catch up with it as soon as I can. The dialogue is what carries you along, that along with the undertow of humour, despite the violence and criminality, you are swept away and intrigued with both character and story line. More twists and turns than a garden hose!