I'm not saying that anyone cares what I think, but I decided to list some of my favorites on this page. Books, movies, and games I'd recommend to anyone. (The links go to amazon.co.uk where you can find get the current price & availability).
But first, if you need help picking a game, check out GameSpot.
This page has everything in one place: screen shots, previews and reviews, new,
player ratings, hints and cheats, even the review results from other pages. If you want to know what
game to buy next just do an advanced search and sort by rating.
DVDs & Movies
See my list of favorite films...
Popular Science / Applied Mathematics
An entertaining, fascinating and easy to read account of the history of
The most entertaining book on English punctuation I have ever read. I have to say I wrote most of these pages before I read this book, but I'll try to fix them as I go.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The narrator, and also the detective, in this odd murder mystery is a young boy with emotional dissociated disorder. Very hard to put this down once you start.
Actually written in 1992, but recently made into a movie (which I haven't seen). I was hugely impressed with this novel when I read it some years ago. The protagonist and narrator is simultaneously lovable and loathsome, leaving you feeling very ambiguous about the ending.
A young boy stranded at sea in a life boat with a tiger. Very entertaining and in some places a bit fantastic.
The oddest serial killer story you will ever read, this is not a mystery but a biography of one of the strangest characters ever. Even if you have no interest in scents you'll love this book.
Popular Science - Linguistics, Development Psychology, Intelligence
Full of fascinating ideas and insights into language development.
I have a signed copy of this, I have all of Bank's novels, but I have a special love for the first one I read.
Popular Science - Evolution
You probably think you understand evolution already. However, if you think it goes along the lines of "Man descended from monkeys", you are wrong, you have no real understanding of the process. Dawkins will put you right!
Popular Science, History
The fascinating history of one of Humanity's most important inventions. This is probably one of the most suspenseful and entertaining popular science and history books I ever read.
A very accessible and engaging summary of six great philosophers. The approach is to describe their stories, their lives, and their philosophy from the point of view of how they genuinely benefit people. Give up the self help books and go for the real thing.
Popular Science, Mathematics, Politics
Little more than a pamphlet this book can be read in about two hours. It should be required reading for everyone who has to live in our mass media world. This book is not just about statistics it will teach you to recognise slant and how to ask the right questions.
I could go on all night, instead I'll just give you titles of some of my favorite books and you can look them up on Amazon.co.uk...
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