S. C. Uden

"Sue Uden"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (34 of 37)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 179,666 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 37
From Apes to Apps: How humans evolved as storytell&hellip by Trish Nicholson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having read, and so much enjoyed Trish Nicholson's 'Journey in Bhutan' and seeing that the title mentioned storytelling, I decided to try it, but I must confess that I found the prospect of reading a 'science book' rather scary. I thought 'From Apes To Apps' would go wizzing straight over the top of my head.
How wrong I was, particularly as it turned out to be the story of story, and I love stories. Even better, rather than making this exclusively highbrow science, the author has continued with her usual easy reading, humorous writing style. This, coupled with the book tying together and making sense of bits and pieces of knowledge that were just lurking in the shadows of my… Read more
Journey in Bhutan: Himalayan Trek in the Kingdom o&hellip by Trish Nicholson
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Bite size it may be but Trish Nicholson's Journey In Bhutan is still a delicacy to be savoured. Right from her landing at Delhi airport where "the heat felt like a hot wet flannel slapped onto my face", through chance encounters with wandering yaks, hair raising near misses in minibuses, clambering on all fours up the side of mountains then enjoying the wonder and joy of the view from the tops; Trish shares it all with her reader as though they were the mascot attached to her backpack. And then just when you are feeling really disappointed that the whole experience is over, there are a few little treats at the end; just like finding some hidden extras at the bottom of your Christmas… Read more
Cells by Harriet Grace
Cells by Harriet Grace
In reading CELLS I became intensely, almost uncomfortably, enmeshed in the lives of Martha, her husband Grant, and the socially awkward Jon, whom they each befriend in subtly different ways and for subtly different reasons. Harriet paints a vivid and intimately detailed picture of the lives of all three protagonists and explores the complicated emotions, inner turmoil and sadness surrounding the universal issue of infertility with enormous sensitivity and honesty. Recognising the settings around South West London gave an even greater sense of immediacy for me and I found myself wondering how Martha and Grant were faring long after I had turned the last page.