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Quite simple, yet interesting!

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Reviewed: 27-03-2021

The way this book is written is... Interesting! It's different! It literally sounds like a bunch of parents talking smack about each other! I feel the suspense of the murder isn't the driving factor, its the characters. A good one time read, before I watch the show that's packed with big names!

Moving and powerful!

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Reviewed: 10-01-2021

This memoir by Dr Paul Kalanithi takes the reader on a short yet powerful journey through his illness, his mental stage and the last few years of his life!
Just finished it and I have no words, so not going to write more in this review!

The book will take you on a journey!

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Reviewed: 01-01-2021

In about 500 pages, Yuval Noah Harari introduces the reader to the dawn of humankind, how we got where we are and where we are headed. Eye opening and filled with a plethora of information, it's a good book to get a crash course on Human history!

Funny, yet heartbreaking!

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Reviewed: 06-12-2020

I'm in a phase where I'm reading memoirs, biographies etc and this one was quite different.
Firstly, this book is not for everyone. If you're squeamish or can't stand the gory details of medical emergencies, skip this.

Adam Kay describes his experience as a Junior Doctor which is hilarious at times and heartbreaking too. Written for the purpose of shedding light on the working conditions of doctors in the UK, it's a good read/listen and can make you go from laughing uncontrollably to utter disbelief in a matter of minutes.
Also once you're done, it makes you think about the lives of doctors during a pandemic.

A story that keeps you on the edge

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Reviewed: 27-10-2020

This is one of those books that lives up to the hype. The plot is not too complex and yet it keeps you engaged. The narrator was great and his accent was on point. Jane Harper's writing style actually makes you feel like you are in a draught ridden countryside with characters that feel very real.

Thought provoking...

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Reviewed: 19-10-2020

A very interesting book and makes you think about the power of social media. Jon Ronson explores the concept of public shaming which has seen a resurgence because of the internet. He talks about how "online justice" is influencing us today and analyses some famous high-profile public shaming cases. And eventually goes on to explore how the lives of these people have been impacted, the different ways they coped with it and the psychology behind public shaming.

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Reviewed: 18-10-2020

There were certain instances where this book was pretty good. But taking into consideration how long this book really is, the story doesn't really go anywhere. And the plot is driven a bit too much by sexual violence. So it often felt tedious, repetitive and the "time-travel" logic felt absurd. Diana Gabaldon could have made it more rewarding by making the story more compelling and not just laying ground for the sequels. The narrator was great though.

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Reviewed: 18-10-2020

There were certain instances where this book was pretty good. But taking into consideration how long this book really is, the story doesn't really go anywhere. And the plot is driven a bit too much by sexual violence. So it often felt tedious, repetitive and the "time-travel" logic felt absurd. Diana Gabaldon could have made it more rewarding by making the story more compelling and not just laying ground for the sequels. The narrator was great though.

Insightful and very well written

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Reviewed: 16-09-2020

Really well written and researched. It explores nearly every topic ranging from astronomy and particle physics to paleontology and natural history; and does so in a very interesting and structured way. Its possible to have an information overload or become awfully boring whilst visiting all these topics but Bill Bryson does a great job to not let that happen. And telling the stories from the perspective of scientists just makes it better.

Felt like an unnecessarily long newspaper article.

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Reviewed: 13-09-2020

Well, its an "obsessive search" indeed and not necessarily in a good way. The timeline jumps around a bit too much and there is no new information; just a compilation of information that is already known and can easily found in a quick internet search. But she does a good job in describing the atmosphere during the GSK's active years and takes utmost care while writing about the victims.