on 19 January 2013
I found while reading this book that although at times topics and analogies were repeated, there was a certain consistency that all chapters had. It was a great read and it brings up all the right topics and scenarios to show how ridiculous the beliefs of theists are and how dangerous and counter productive organized religion can be. It really should promote people to avoid such beliefs and to see the world and universe with an open mind and to put reason, truth and evidence before fairy tales promoted by organized religions. I recommend this book to people that are interested in this topic and want to gain knowledge in it and I would also recommend to read this first before reading something more complicated like the God delusion.
on 25 August 2013
The points made in this book have all been made by others, such as Hitchens, Harris and Dawkins. I have read their works and so I was looking for a possible new perspective on some points, rather than complete novelty. My criticism is of the presentation, not the content. Firstly, the author does not seem to have spent much time organising his thoughts, so these seem to ramble. Secondly, my major criticism is that the book is full of errors. Almost every page contains one or more typographical errors - spelling mistakes, omitted words or grammatical mistakes. These distract the reader's attention away from the point under discussion and often make it quite difficult to follow the arguments. The author is clearly indifferent to the quality of his work and he insults his readers by its sloppy presentation. If he cannot be bothered to present his ideas properly (or even to check the spelling), why should we buy his book ? Don't bother. The authors I list present the same information in a lucid style but do not insult their readers with sloppy writing.