Tagged: US author

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by

Not sure if I am the best person to review this book. For one thing it is obviously aimed at a US audience, so that rules me out first off. There is also the fact that it takes a very black and white approach, the Republicans are evil, the Democrats good. Now for all I know that may be the case, but I’d prefer to be convinced rather than have the author assume I agree. I also think there are a hell of a lot of shades of grey

The Briar King by

ISBN:0330419455 # 1 in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series Picked this up because it is the Jan. read for...

The Wolf King by

ISBN: 0006483879 Found this to be a very disappointing read. I read the previous two in this series: The Silver Wolf...

East of Eden by

originally read 18th August 2003ISBN: 0140292942 My reread of East of Eden was down to the fact that my book club...

Beauty by

Beauty is a retelling of many fairy tales, but with a slight agenda. And no I’m not really talking about a...

The Pillars of Creation by

Terry Goodkind
A very wierd book, imo. Almost nothing at all about Richard, instead it is all about his half-sister Jenn.

I have such an ambivalent attitude towards this series. I quite enjoy reading them but the political and philosophical meaning behind the stories is almost the exact opposite of everything I would believe in.
In Wizard’s First Rule for example the basic premise was that people are stupid. That mob rule always wins out, and by being able to manipulate that you can guide people into believing almost anything.

Stupid White Men by

A good read, if a little scary at time. In a way it is unreal, like watching a parania TV show, and maybe that is why this sort of thing is ignored. We don’t really believe things are as bad as this books makes the out. Or if we do believe, we don’t want to. Ignore it and it will go away.