Donald Scott

Donald Scott ND DO
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,310
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (559 of 640)
Location: Scotland



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,310 - Total Helpful Votes: 559 of 640
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Heard the author Caitlin Moran on the radio a few weeks back. She's a laugh and a most entertaining interviewee who is clearly a media- savvy woman. A varied and talked about history. She is not averse to upset. She talked without a breath about her new book which is written in a stream of consciousness, what-comes-into-your-head-you-say sort of way. She writes well. The first pages start with her introducing the principal antagonist, a 14yrs old girl in a novel manner. Presumably just to get potential readers interested from the first pages. Say no more.

The interviewer on the radio liked the author and her book, and I do too. She has a notable voice and tells her stories well… Read more
Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures by John Urry
4.0 out of 5 stars There Will be Blood, 28 Jun 2014
The referendum in Scotland made me read Urry's book. Oil revenue has always been a bone of contention for nationalists in the debate on whether Alba can go it alone financially. Oil producers are sites of huge wealth, huge inequalities, massive autocratic governments, militarization, corruption and much potential protest and resistance–perhaps excluding Norway?

Irrespective of the referendum's outcome, clearly oil and what it provides to a nation's wealth and stability is as much reliant on the multi-nationals who make the resource available as much as the country that owns the oil. Urry's book is an academic examination of both the political and societal implications of creating… Read more
The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success by Andy McNab
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Read the book and then coincidently listened to Andy McNab plugging it on BBC Scotland. He has been told his brain has the 'empathy bit' missing so that it's easier to dispatch someone if you need to.....handy if you''re in the SAS. Boxers presumably are missing this 'empathy bit' too, alone with other professions where getting into someone's head is more of a liability than an asset. Kevin Dutton told Andy about the wiring components and neural links making up the brain. Kevin is a research neurobiologist who is an expert on compartmentalising brains and extrapolating insights into human behaviour.

Are you following this so far? Good. So Andy armed with this wiring map, goes off… Read more