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by sharoma
14 Jul 2024, 22:08
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of three Terence McKenna books
Replies: 0
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Review of three Terence McKenna books

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge – A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution. (1992) This was the first McKenna book I read, all the way back in early 2011. I was just getting into his theories back then so I eagerly ate this one up. It's a while since I...
by sharoma
13 Jul 2024, 00:35
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of Life and Times of Michael K
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Review of Life and Times of Michael K

I couldn't put it down despite the overwhelming sadness of the story. It was a very moving read, written simply but rich with meaning. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5/5
by sharoma
13 Jul 2024, 00:33
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of two ASOIF books
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Review of two ASOIF books

Except he's writing fantasy, not history! Although he sure plagiarised history for ideas. (If you can plagiarise history?)
by sharoma
10 Jul 2024, 21:39
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of two ASOIF books
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Review of two ASOIF books

George R.R. Martin is the man famous for taking 13 years (and counting) to write a sequel. Sadly, I have read all the completed books in A Song of Ice and Fire . Here are reviews of two of them: A Storm of Swords (Book #3) By this book in the series I had lost all enthusiasm. Martin's writing is ter...
by sharoma
06 Jul 2024, 15:46
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Review Rating System
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Music Review Rating System

Music is rated on the 1-10 system.
by sharoma
06 Jul 2024, 15:32
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Film, TV & Radio Review System
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Film, TV & Radio Review System

Films, TV, and radio shows are rated on the 1-10 system.
by sharoma
06 Jul 2024, 15:30
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Book Review Rating System
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Book Review Rating System

Books are rated on the 1-5 scale to match Goodreads.
by sharoma
06 Jul 2024, 05:06
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of Titanic and Other Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Review of Titanic and Other Ships

This was one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Charles Lightoller has been a hero of mine since I first saw A Night To Remember (1958) as a seven year old. What he managed to achieve and survive in his life is incredible and highly entertaining. His writing style is enjoyable if a little '...
by sharoma
06 Jul 2024, 05:03
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

I have also been a fan of Georgia for many years and use it for quotes in my style sheet. Consolas is a great font.
by sharoma
03 Jul 2024, 05:38
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of The Influence of Sea Power upon History: 1660–1783
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Review of The Influence of Sea Power upon History: 1660–1783

Firstly, the cover art depicts a scene outside the time period of this book, leading me to believe the editor was ignorant of the content. Secondly, this wasn't an easy read. The pages lack numbers and there are a significant number of typos. The writing style is of the time (1890) and contains many...