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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected, but very enjoyable., 22 Nov 2012
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I was rather expecting this to be more like the QI "books of general ignorance" - an interesting factoid or question answered thoroughly.

It isn't - as others have said, it seems like it would an an excellent "loo" book, as it's possible to read just one fact or several dozen.

Each fact is stated as simply as possible, with some enjoyable thematic groupings from one fact to the next, but there is no backing up or explanation of each one. For that one must access the sources page online, itself a selection of entertaining and intriguing websites.

Overall I found it very enjoyable, even though it wasn't really what I was expecting it to be.
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Initial post: 9 Dec 2012 22:02:57 GMT
There are some quite interesting - and disturbing - facts about Amazon's tax evasion policy that make some of us very uncomfortable about buying anything else from them.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2012 22:36:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Dec 2012 22:42:09 GMT
Due respect, but... in what universe is this an appropriate venue for this discussion?

I would suggest

1. you talk to your MP - as long as there are tax loopholes, companies will legally take advantage of them, that is the nature of business... we may not approve but that's capitalism for you; your MP has some possible influence to make changes... I don't.

2. start discussions like this in an appropriate forum, rather than as a non sequitur on an inoffensive book review.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 18:49:34 GMT
Good suggestions, graciously voiced. As may be glaringly obvious, am new to this. On reflection it does seem rather clumsy and more out than in season.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2013 00:38:26 GMT
Well thank you for responding graciously, which is all too often not the case online.

:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2013 10:39:26 BDT
penmorfa says:
This section is to comment on the book,not have a pop at Amazon you stupid FART.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2013 10:48:54 BDT
As Wilde said, "All criticism is autobiography."

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2013 20:04:25 BDT
penmorfa says:
Yes i have to agree ,best wishes Penmorfa.
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