C. J. Boorman

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Location: Reading, UK


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Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
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5.0 out of 5 stars an eye opener, 23 Jun 2014
Having decided to travel to Burma (Myanmar); and armed with an interest in George Orwell, this book fell into my lap as a book by an unknown author (to me) that might be worth reading. As a travellogue alone it is a fascinating journey into a land closed off to western travellers for a number of years. My little knowledge of Burma gleaned from war history and travel guides was out of date and patchy at best. Travel guides are full of pro Burma propaganda (a Paradise road from Rangoon to Mandalay type of rubbish.. or a Buddhist heaven on earth with lovely smiley happy people where everything is fine) and says nothing about life in Burma. I knew nothing about the ethnic cleansing, systematic… Read more
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of&hellip by Dan Barker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I don't know if this is everyones perception.. but for me this was groundbreaking. I have read the God Delusion.. the works of Bart Ehrman.. Nieztsche and Michael Shermer (the believing brain) ..but this book transformed my life. Autobiographical in scope this book is a journey from deeply held evangelical 'spiritual' faith to atheism. It was the the affirmation of the thought processes.. inspired by other authors.. and the last nail in the coffin of my faith (in the idea of god or a spiritual realm). Having heard the voice of god and spoken in tongues.. these 'feelings' and 'spiritual gifts' were the last remnants of an intellectually dead faith. This book led me from doubt about… Read more
Koran Curious - a guide for infidels and believers by CJ Werleman
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
What a disappointment this book was.. It was poor in every department. A soft soap liberal 'Islam is a religion of Peace' apology. Considering how brutal his critique of God was in his other book.. this was patheic and cowardly in the extreme. If you want a review of Islam or the Koran there are too many which surpass this both in support and in critique. This book is not a critique at all.. it is an apology. It defends Mohammed and the Koran as misunderstood by those of the Islamic faith and those outside it. The misunderstandings are always someone elses fault.. not Mohammed... It was his followers or interpreters who are blamed. In his 'God hates you..' book - which is anti-christian… Read more

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