Clare Maxer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (31 of 45)
Location: Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 458,856 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 45
In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the &hellip by Michael Pollan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great defence, 9 Mar 2013
This is a great case study to make the reader reflect on their own consumption of food - things that many people take for granted, just assume are 'fact' and follow the line can be looked at and reflected upon, giving the reader the opportunity to question what is often force fed to us by supermarkets, governments and so on.
Confessions from Correspondentland by Nick Bryant
2.0 out of 5 stars boring and arrogant, 9 Mar 2013
How disappointing that this couldn't have been made more interesting. It is as if Nick was flicking through his diaries over the last 20 years and doing a bullet point run down - 'went here, wrote a few articles, oh this dictator/president was great, went somewhere else and did the same again. Missed 9/11 as I was on holiday, didn't make it to Iraq, but had a quick jolly in Afghanistan where I like think I ruffled a few feathers. Long live the BBC!'..... Lots of opportunity for character development and refelection none which were taken advantage of. I was almost in a coma of boredom before I reached the end.

As Nick wrote himself of his own blog, such remains true of this book… Read more
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful., 9 Oct 2011
The writing is complex, the story line original and the characters gripping. perfect reading and highly recommended - this is how a good story really should be written. Give it time to get your head around the movement of the timelines and you will love it.

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