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Reviews by Ray Kerry

The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell

An Honours degree in the English language or a very large and comprehensive dictionary would certainly be helpful for those who wish to fully understand what this learned gentleman has to say.
I had neither and have therefore missed most of his points-I assume.

I have left this at three stars as it seems almost to be undecipherable to a mortal man.

I have little doubt that a person who could understand it would give it five stars however.

Reviewed on 2009.05.03

ABC's of Science

by Charles Oliver

Very out of date and in parts almost metaphysical in character-bordering on the mystical.

It contains little-if any-useful data for the modern scientist or student.

Reviewed on 2009.05.03

The Fun of Getting Thin

by Samuel Blythe

Elita has said it all perfectly exactly as I would have said it-had I the ability to do so.

Reviewed on 2009.03.21

The Flying Saucers are Real

by Donald Keyhoe

A somewhat rambling account of a reporters attempt to discover an explanation of the mysterious UFO sightings during the first half of the 20th century.

This man is not a story teller, he is a news reporter and as such his ability to render this account in an entertaining way leaves much to be desired.

Whilst based in fact, I assume that this will only really grip the die-hard UFO curious.

His conclusions contain no earth shattering revelations.

I am pushed to award it three stars.

Reviewed on 2009.03.16

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