Thomas Pegg

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (92 of 128)


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Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
66 of 83 people found the following review helpful
Some months ago I stumbled across the twitter feed that the author had created. Like, I suspect, many guys my first impression was to wonder if this was exaggerated, I thought that equality had happened already... so I did my own straw poll of the women I knew only to find that almost all had at least one story to tell. Many had more than one. Some of them were tough to hear.

Surely the time has come for our mothers, sisters, wives & daughters to walk alongside us in equality.

This book opens your eyes to what is happening, how the little abuses enable the greater abuses and why anyone who cares should step up. Not just once in a while but every day. After several… Read more
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
From the hype I was expecting a cross between Hogwarts & District 12 with a touch of Twilight all neatly packaged up and aimed at that horribly patronsing 'Young Adult' classification - which appears to imply you are old enough to read about sex & violence but not old enough to have any critical judgment.

Being somewhat older but a staunch fan of the first two I was pulled in by the hype against my better judgement and on reading realised that this is not the book I had been lead to expect.

I won't rehash the plot but would say this might be a book that a smart child could enjoy but this is not a childish book, it touches on many genres... urban fantasy, supernatural,… Read more
Time and Again by Clifford D. Simak
Time and Again by Clifford D. Simak
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars True classic SF, 24 July 2013
This book is an old friend, I used to own a copy that I bought from a library but over the years and many moves it got lost along the way - so very pleased to find it on Kindle.

A hard story to describe, even harder without spoiling.

Set in a future where humans have a wide empire but are relatively few in number there is a war in time brewing over a book written by Asher Sutton. But Asher Sutton hasn't written the book yet and has only just mysteriously returned after a 20 year mission to the one part of space where humanity has not been able to visit. All sorts of groups want to stop the book, influence the book or simply ensure it gets written. And what could be the… Read more