'If you have been looking for a thoughtful, cogent and accessible counterpoint to the recent flurry of publications by the so-called New Atheists, you need look no further than Edgar Andrews "Who Made God?" Rather than offering an ad hoc response to the assertions made by Richard Dawkins and the like, Dr. Andrews instead asks us to consider a different way in to the conversation to approach belief in the biblical God as a thesis in and of itself, one that is worthy of our thoughtful consideration. He asks us to apply the methodology of hypothesis to the question of God to see how it fits and, in fact, it proves to fit remarkably well. With great clarity and… Read more
One of the best known books, almost everyone has heard of Black Beauty. The story is told from Black Beauty's point of view giving a totally different view of the world. He has to endure some cruel owners but remains hopeful that someday things will turn out better. One of the sad parts is the death of his over-worked friend 'Ginger'.
The hero horse is eventually saved by a kind boy and his grandfather who care for him and restore him to health. It is quite sad in part but does have a happy ending and in its day would have had an effect on the treatment suffered by working horses.
This is a great introduction to Alex Rider. Something of a James Bond but for a younger audience. Horrowitz creates an imaginative set of adventures with colorful characters and wonderful gadgets (couldn't have spies without gadgets!).
It's important that a writer gets your attention early and Anthony Horrowitz manages just that. Alex himself is a wonderful lead character and naturally draws readers to him. The usual cliches and superlatives are appropriate: engaging, exciting, gripping, page turner etc
Point Blanc is possibly the best of the 3 stories in this collection having a slightly more sinister feel than the first installment, which builds the excitement… Read more