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The Beer Guru's Guide: Enlightment for Those Who T&hellip by C.E. Street
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
John Allegro, a fine scholar and a translator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, once thought he had found the source of truth behind all religions. God was, he declared, a mushroom. All the ancient deities from Osiris to Pan, had been mushrooms. Jesus was a mushroom. His famous cri de coeur from the cross was "a paean of praise to the god of the mushroom". All sacred names, formulae, rituals and incantations had their origins in a set of Sumerian syllables: "mash balag antar" which translates roughly to "the bald-crowned semen-smeared" - in other words, mushroom.

Being but lightly-schooled in Sumerian I have long doubted the validity of these ideas, retaining as I do, the suspicion that… Read more
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal by Dominique Lapierre
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Dominique Lapiere and Xavier Moro follow in the tradition of Dominique's "City of Joy" with this skilful telling a story which was in great danger of being simply forgotten. The Bhopal gas tragedy and its aftermath are the greatest ever scandal of the corporate world: a chronicle of staggering negligence crowned by a giant American corporation's utter indifference for the suffering of its victims. Dominique and Xavier show how Union Carbide ignored advice not to build a pesticides plant handling deadly poisons in the middle of a densely populated city, how its sales miscalculations and subsequent attempts to force its Indian subsidiary to cut costs led directly to the tragedy in which tens… Read more
Faith by Peter James
Faith by Peter James
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A brilliant but overbearing plastic surgeon and his lovely wife, a Pygmalion figure transformed by his scalpel into the perfect ideal of womanly beauty, are the central figures in Peter James's latest thriller. The man believes the woman to be his creation, forgetting that his 'improvements' were never more than skin-deep. She, a prisoner in the gilded cage of her own beauty, longs to be free. From this simple premise the drama builds quickly and inevitably towards disaster. Peter James's observation of character is, as always, acute, and his exploration of the mind of an obsessive control freak makes this his most frightening book yet. The writing is strikingly good, he has a real… Read more