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Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better
Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better
by Brant Hansen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.74

5.0 out of 5 stars A 50/50 blend of grace and laughter: like Dave Barry, but with wisdom, 6 Dec. 2016
The debut book by one of my favourite Christian bloggers, who is also a radio broadcaster responsible for, among other things, Hot-Tubbing With C. S. Lewis. I absolutely loved this. It’s a rare example of one of those books where I just want to go out and buy half a dozen copies for all my family and friends. (In fact, I have only bought three copies: one for me, two to give away.)

This book is a 50/50 blend of grace and laughter — two of my favourite things. I laughed out loud at the dedication, then twice more at the table of contents. It’s like reading Dave Barry, but with wisdom. Brant’s deliberately, defiantly unbalanced message of grace, grace and more grace is one that the world — and the church — desperately needs to hear. Told with self-deprecating humour and unrelenting realism, it’s a book to devour.

So: I’d certainly recommend it to every Christian, especially to anyone feeling worn down by the demands of churches. But I’d also highly recommend it to anyone who’s not a Christian and who wonders what can possibly be attractive about Christianity. You may well not agree with him by the end of the book, but you will certainly understand.


Ethos Hells Kitchen II Planet 30cm Non Stick Giant Fry Pan in HK Gift Box
Ethos Hells Kitchen II Planet 30cm Non Stick Giant Fry Pan in HK Gift Box

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 14 Jan. 2015
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Rubbish. I paid £20 for this, and the non-stick coating started to come away pretty quickly. Now, 30 months after I bought it, the handle just plain fell off. The fixture that the (single) handle screw goes into was welded onto the main part of the pan, and it's come away. We didn't mistreat it -- my wife just picked it up by the handle yesterday and the pan was left behind. Avoid.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Just plain didn't work, 9 July 2013
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After I loaded this with MP3s, it worked for less than 24 hours before failing. Thereafter, it just reported "Disk error" when I tried to lay music.

(Also: I found the user-interface completely incomprehensible, and the manual was printed in light grey 3-point font on a dark white background. In so far as I could make out what it said at all, it seemed to be describing a completely different piece of kit.)

Total disaster. Avoid.


All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
Price: £5.99

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful, and also most important, palaeoart of the last 40 years, 30 Nov. 2012
All Yesterdays represents a radical and wholly feasible re-imagining of prehistoric life. The quick, agile dinosaurs illustrated by Bakker, Paul and their followers in the late 1960s and 1970s revolutionised the ponderous image that had been perpetuated by Knight, Zallinger and Burian. But Bakkerian dinosaurs quickly became a new orthodoxy, adhered to just as strongly as the old had been. The Jurassic Park raptors of 1993 were direct descendants of Bakker's drawing from 1969. And although details have changed since then -- orientation of the hands, the addition of feathers -- the general body shape has survived largely unchanged in all nearly all palaeoart.

It takes art as radical as that of All Yesterdays to show us just how locked-in we have all become to the Bakker-and-his-followers school of life restoration. I don't think it's exaggerating to say that Conway's work is the first truly new approach to depicting extinct animals since the 1960s -- which means that All Yesterdays is not only the most beautiful but also the most important palaeoart book of the last four decades. Up to this point in history, we've had two dynasties of dinosaur art. I think All Yesterdays is the launch of the third.

And it is beautiful. There are some superb palaeoartists working in the field at the moment -- it's never been more dynamic and, in the best sense, competitive. But while the work even of some excellent practitioners is rather interchangeable, Conway's pieces are always instantly recognisable because he is an artist first and a palaeoartist second. Others may be more accomplished or have better technique, but Conway's palaeoart has an evocative and even poignant quality that is very rare, maybe unique.

Of course, none of this is to say that all the speculation in All Yesterdays is correct. But the crucial point is this: neither is the speculation in all the other palaeoart of the last forty years. It encodes assumptions and speculations just as much as Conway's does: but those assumptions and speculations have been invisible precisely because they have been so ubiquitous. Part of the value of All Yesterdays is that it gives us a proper perspective, for the first time, on ideas that we've accepted too readily through repetition and lack of challenge. So even when All Yesterdays is wrong, it performs a valuable function. Hopefully it will push the second-dynasty artists to raise their games.

Anyone who loves dinosaurs, science or art will find this book intensely rewarding. Anyone who loves all three will find it a necessity. Enthusiasts will probably want a printed copy rather than the e-Book.

The more I think about All Yesterdays, the more I think it's the book of which, in 20 years' time, freshly qualified palaeontologists will say "That was the book that got me started as a kid."


Tetrapod Zoology Book One
Tetrapod Zoology Book One
by Darren Naish
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Endlessly illuminating and entertaining, 8 Feb. 2011
Tetrapod Zoology Book One is exactly what it says it is -- a compilation and distillation of articles from author Darren Naish's outstanding blog of the same name. Within the broad field of Natural History, Naish's range of interest is astonishing, and his erudition humbling: I doubt anyone reading this book could come away without having learned something new from each chapter, even if it's on their own speciality. What's impressive is that Naish so successfully walks the line between "popular" and "technical" writing, so that the prose is easily comprehensible to an intelligent layman, but still precise enough to satisfy specialists. Highly recommended.


Where Dawkins Went Wrong
Where Dawkins Went Wrong
by Andrew Rilstone
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.40

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scintillating ... and long overdue, 11 Feb. 2010
I've been reading Andrew Rilstone's writings on the Internet for many years, and find myself returning to them again and again or the sheer delight of re-reading them. It's as much a relief as anything to find a selection of some of his works in book form. This volume -- apparently to be the first of many -- collects essays on Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion, not so much critiquing it as playing with it. Although Rilstone can be careful and meticulous in his arguments, much like C. S. Lewis who he so admires, the best comparison is maybe with G. K. Chesterton: like GKC's best work, Rilstone's draws you effortlessly into thinking about important issues simply by being so much fun. The writing is simultaneously playful and erudite, witty and profound.

Downsides: there are rather too many typos and homonyms ("too" for "to", "it's" for "its" and the like), and the book is not terribly big: having accumulated such a substantial backlog of material, I do think Rilstone might have included a little more in this book than he did. Still, these are minor black marks to put against a writer who as far as I can tell is unique the modern world. Outstanding book, and I am very much looking forward to the promised volumes of the Star Wars films and on Lewis and Tolkien.


Beautiful News
Beautiful News
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Price: £14.50

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The price is absurd, 31 Aug. 2007
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As I write this, the CD is priced at £18.49, which is just exploitative -- not really what we want to see from a worship album. It's just begging to be downloaded from Gnutella instead. Come on, people: we WANT to pay for our music; but a price like this is taking the mickey.
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Golden Past, Red Future: Liverpool FC - Champions of Europe 2005
Golden Past, Red Future: Liverpool FC - Champions of Europe 2005
by Paul Tomkins
Edition: Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent analysis? In a football book?!, 7 July 2005
Actual analysis is so rare in football writing that it's always a joy to read; when it's about LFC, it's so much the better; and when it's about a European Cup-winning season, well, that's about as good as it gets! I may never have enjoyed a football book so much before, Fever Pitch included. Any Liverpool fan who misses out on this is making a bad, bad mistake.


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