Dora Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (23 of 42)
Location: Somerset, U.K.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 887,271 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 42
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalis&hellip by Naomi Klein
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After reading it, I couldn't read anything else for about 6 weeks because my mind was totally preoccupied with this book. I won't go into details about what it is about because this has been well done by others here. I'm just writing this review to say to people please read it. It will open your mind to what is really going on with governments and the manipulation of people and countries.It is quite simply shocking. I am now going to read other books that this writer has written.This book is admirable in all respects.
Incendiary by Chris Cleave
Incendiary by Chris Cleave
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I thought this novel was one big cliche. It is written in the form of a letter to Osama Bin Laden by a woman whose family has been wiped-out by a bomb. Nothing in this novel rings true for me. The characters are all one-dimensional stereotypes and the plot, what there is of it, is implausible in the extreme. I could go on and on about why I think this book is so poor that it should never have been published, but I have read the other one star reviews and I agree with what has already been written. Don't waste money or time on reading this. It is utter drivel.
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
I have read a number of books written by this author and I have thoroughly enjoyed them all. This book is no exception. Salzman wrote this book after he had taught a writing class at a juvenile correction facility in Los Angeles. The young men he taught were high-risk offenders and had been members of violent street gangs in the city. The book tells about the classes and the essays these kids produce. We get to know the characters,their lives and their innermost thoughts. There are so many poignant and sad revelations here, but the writing isn't sentimental or maudlin in any way. Also, we never forget that these young writers have comitted very serious crimes. Their stories are a sad… Read more