The End of Faith: Sam Harris

No personal God need be worshipped for us to live in awe at the beauty and immensity of creation. Strap in folks, this one is pretty serious!┬áThe End of Faith looks to challenge attitudes towards religion in the modern world and how far it can be judged to be compatible with a rational and scientific society. Sam Harris is an author, philosopher and neuroscientist who … Continue reading The End of Faith: Sam Harris

The Establishment: Owen Jones

…and how they get away with it. I’m sorry it has been so long since I have done any reviews. I’ve been reading this last one since around Christmas but I haven’t had the time to finish it, what with paying for the pleasure of reading for my degree. I picked this book because I’ve been going through a non-fiction phase and fancied something that … Continue reading The Establishment: Owen Jones

Forensics – The Anatomy of Crime: Val McDermid

This is another catch-up post of mine. I read this book whilst I was at home, visiting my parents. I wanted something that I felt that I could learn from, and being a history student, forensic science sounded like a good choice. Val McDermid is a Scottish crime writer with three successful series of crime novels and over thirty years’ of experience in research and … Continue reading Forensics – The Anatomy of Crime: Val McDermid

Cultural Amnesia: Clive James

This is my first attempt at this, so here goes. Cultural Amnesia is a project book. It’s the kind of thing you can dip in and out of, which is what I am currently in the process of doing. It’s laid out in alphabetical order (obviously) and is organised into a series of essays that use quotes from landmarks of the twentieth century as springboards … Continue reading Cultural Amnesia: Clive James