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Highly recommended!!

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Reviewed: 01-09-16

A clever & insightful, yet thoroughly entertaining book. A child's-eye view of the world, politics & people gives a different perspective to a heavy and deep subject: in a questioning, humorous and reflective way. I love the sense of humour & life in the characters and how this challenges the prevailing & limited portrayal of this country in western media (not least the female authorship).
I cannot wait to start on the rest of Kamala Shamsie's books. Highly, highly recommended.

Wish I'd listened whilst he was still alive

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Reviewed: 31-08-16

Lovely as a tribute to a great man.
May he RIP. hopefully the autobiography will be on Audible soon.

Interesting & fully researched

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Reviewed: 31-08-16

Pleased to find another book on the topic that's backed up by evidence & personal experience by the author. Narrator was good but few people can get away with imitating accents without it sounding either comical or vaguely (though unintentionally I'm sure) insulting.

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Unconvincing

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Reviewed: 07-08-16

Despite approaching this with an open mind, I'm not convinced by the extravagant claims made. I'd be interested to know the physiological costs of such a diet and why, if so effective, it's not adopted more widely in medical/health arenas. Yes, food affects brain function, mood, concentration etc but to these extents? Really?

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Fascinating course

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Reviewed: 07-08-16

Really interesting and useful info, delivered in sn accessible way. I'm not into sports etc but the nutritional and physiological knowledge was still fascinating and much better than many of the faddy diet books available.

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Brilliantly entertaining & amusing

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Reviewed: 14-07-16

Unlike many shorts collections, this was never tiring & all the stories were great.
Easy -going & amusing but still captivating, with an excellent line-up of narrators. You won't regret getting this! Shane there isn't more.

Great, but ends rather abruptly

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Reviewed: 03-07-16

Really enjoyable but I was confused by so many characters without space to introduce them sufficiently.

Well worth it, short as it is.

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Reviewed: 02-07-16

The apocalyptic voice in my head urged me to buy. I bought.
And I was indeed satisfied.
So I say unto you to do the same. You will not be found wanting.

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Gets to the heart of the issue of racism

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Reviewed: 07-05-16

Brilliantly written & narrated. Personal yet informative. Definitely a must read (or must listen) book.

Captivating and beautiful

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Reviewed: 06-05-16

Thoroughly enjoyable, intriguing with a knowledgeable basis. Narrator is fantastic, as always. Highly recommended book.

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