This Can’t Be Happening by George Monbiot

Number 4 in the ‘Penguin Books – Green Ideas’ series, this book is a collection of speeches and essays by the investigative journalist and ‘professional troublemaker’ George Monbiot, a leading voice in the fight for climate justice. This book isn’t just about the obvious changes we have to make such as removing petrol-driven cars fromContinue reading “This Can’t Be Happening by George Monbiot”

Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Book Review

Basically, this is a good story for all ages written by Salman Rushdie. Rashid, the Shah of Blah, is a storyteller who has a 12-year old son called Haroun. The Shah of Blah loses his wife to a neighbour and his gift to tell stories. Haroun decides to restore his father’s gift of the gabContinue reading “Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Book Review”

Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Book Review

Basically, this is a good story for all ages written by Salman Rushdie. Rashid, the Shah of Blah, is a storyteller who has a 12-year old son called Haroun. The Shah of Blah loses his wife to a neighbour and his gift to tell stories. Haroun decides to restore his father’s gift of the gabContinue reading “Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Book Review”

Book Review – How Iceland Changed the World

A lovely book about a country most of us associate with volcanoes, spectacular landscapes, equality, and fishing. This book corrects that view with a wry humour that is more than ironic but less than sarcastic. Either directly or indirectly Iceland has contributed to the French Revolution, the success of the moon landings, and the creationContinue reading “Book Review – How Iceland Changed the World”

Book Review – How Iceland Changed the World

A lovely book about a country most of us associate with volcanoes, spectacular landscapes, equality, and fishing. This book corrects that view with a wry humour that is more than ironic but less than sarcastic. Either directly or indirectly Iceland has contributed to the French Revolution, the success of the moon landings, and the creationContinue reading “Book Review – How Iceland Changed the World”

Book Review – The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M Krauss

When I write this review, it’s Horror Week at Goodreads. This is quite appropriate because the contents of this book are quite horrifying if you care about the future of the planet we all inhabit. Mr Krauss is not preaching to us, he’s presenting the facts and then drawing conclusions from those facts. If peopleContinue reading “Book Review – The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M Krauss”

Book Review – The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M Krauss

When I write this review, it’s Horror Week at Goodreads. This is quite appropriate because the contents of this book are quite horrifying if you care about the future of the planet we all inhabit. Mr Krauss is not preaching to us, he’s presenting the facts and then drawing conclusions from those facts. If peopleContinue reading “Book Review – The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M Krauss”

22nd June – The Plague

Written by Albert Camus, The Plague is at least partially an allegory of the German occupation of France during WWII. The narrator of the story is only revealed at the very end of the story. Most of the story is told in the third person, with only occasional references to ‘we’. The plague that comesContinue reading “22nd June – The Plague”