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Drugs for All Reasons by John Mann
Drugs for All Reasons by John Mann
Three of the four storylines in this collection of novellas concern the use and abuse of drugs and three have a thinly veiled, autobiographical element. The drug aspects on which the stories are based may not be unique but they are certainly relatively unconventional and - when coloured with such personal insights and experiences - give rise to a highly readable and entertaining book.

These all too short stories cover the period when Monsieur Pernod is introduced to the delights and horrors of Absinthe; the 1960's London of chemistry students and nurses and the early life and set-backs of a chemistry academic in Reading of the 70's - interlaced with interactions, various, with… Read more
The Story of World War I (Illustrated) by Roland Usher
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I hope this book isn't available in Germany - it's likely t cause a diplomatic incident. This is bad history - circulation should be strictly controlled to US only. It appears that it isn't only in WWII that the US have a blinkered view of.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Wi&hellip by Jonas Jonasson
What a marvellous, explosive two-pronged romp ! Entertaining from the off, the plot just reels you in as our hero lurches through the major events of the 20th Century, meeting and - Gump-like -influencing all the players on the global stage. Emerging catalytically unscathed in the 21st century, our man continues to wreak havoc in the backwaters of rural Sweden. Full of colour and good humour this is a yarn of the first water, reminiscent of John Irving without all those adolescent carnal sheenanigans.