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I Can Make You Hate by Charlie Brooker
I Can Make You Hate by Charlie Brooker
2.0 out of 5 stars It's ok, 15 July 2014
I've read many of the short entries in this book in other books by Brooker, it's all a bit lazy
Shunt: The Life of James Hunt by Tom Rubython
2.0 out of 5 stars Too long, too many typos, 15 July 2014
I'm not the biggest historic F1 fan, but the racing aspect of this book seems massively lacking even to a passively interested reader. Obviously the book also focuses on his private life off the track but this is also vague at times and relies often on his official biography. As different aspects of his life on and off the track are explored things don't always run chronologically. Then there are the typos and the repeated words and phrases which make me wonder whether it has ever been proof read. Worth a read if you're interested in Hunt, but if historic F1 is your thing then there are far better books.
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of L&hellip by Richard Dawkins
Another interesting book from Dawkins. This is quite a long one with a lot of more technical biological terminology than in some of his other books. Anyone who likes reading Dawkins wont be disappointed, he still writes in a way that a person with average IQ can understand and even manages to make it interesting. My only problem is with the Kindle version I ordered. The diagrams showing the branching evolving of species are way too small to see properly. It is so frustrating that you cannot make them larger (by the way I am 30 years old and have perfectly good vision). I can imagine this would be much better in print than on an e-reader.