A quick review

The Uncommon Reader The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
I couldn’t put this book down, then again it is a short book, but so worth it! This short book had me in its grasp and made sure I finished it in one sitting. Its not that hard its 121 pages long. Bennet writes this book in such a way that you could see this happening to the Queen. A fabulous story full of royal intrigue, which before reading this I didn’t think could be squeezed into a book this short! A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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The Man in the High Castle The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
A strange but interesting book. I really enjoyed reading this book and it had me hooked but the heading was a little strange for me. The author really dose well in conjuring up this other world where the Germans and the Japanese have won the war, the resulting situation is easily plausible. But there is something about the ending that annoys me, it just ends and I can’t fathom it. An enjoyable read none the less.

International Organization: Polity, Politics and Policies International Organization: Polity, Politics and Policies by Volker Rittberger

My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is a wonderful exploration of the world of international organisations. The book clearly lays out how they are influenced and what they can do. It sets out a system of classifying international organisations basing it on on their inputs, process and outputs, not just on the regional or international competences. A highly interesting read

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is an excellent book which had me enjoying every page! The story twists and turns through Toytown following Jack and Eddie as they try to work out the whos committing these dastardly deeds! An enjoyable read!

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Some recent good reads

Here are some books that have been keeping me company over the last few months

Moments That Changed Us Moments That Changed Us by Colum Kenny

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is a must for anyone who is interesting in the changes that have made Irish society what it is today. From the divorce and abortion referendums to the court cases that changed how we viewed things. An excellent read.

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots In Charge) An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: by John O’Farrell

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Like History? Like comedy? Then this is for you. This book mocks its way through 2000 years of British history mainly to prove that the British aren’t British but a hodgepodge of invaders and who ruled by alot of idiots from 45 BC right up to 1945. An excellent read that had me in stitches at times.

A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Interested in Science? Then read this. An excellent book that will have you wishing you studied science instead of politics in Uni! (For a few moments anyway!) It answers all the question from across the realms of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology. Packed full of useless information to amaze your friends, such as “Did you know the entirety of Yellowstone National Park is a Volcano?” (Well really a hotspot). Bryson is unbeatable with his writing and makes science something really interesting and funny! He not only charts the discoveries but also the people behind them and his descriptions are fantastic! Well worth the read, makes me yearn for the school laboratory again.

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Dumbledore is gay

Okay so now Damien’s twitter makes sense 😀

But while reading that article, I realise how much I hate Peter Tatchell! he actually said this

Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: “It’s good that children’s literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society.

“But I am disappointed that she did not make Dumbledore’s sexuality explicit in the Harry Potter book.

“Making it obvious would have sent a much more powerful message of understanding and acceptance.”

Its a kids book for gods sake! This is why Section 28 was brought in and that! God that man drives me mad at times!