Tag Archive for ‘raps & reviews’
Sadly, Paul Davies wastes his talent for explaining complicated matters in easy terms by pandering to metaphysical evasions and Templeton Foundation godbots.
The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, with its momentous premise and gripping subject matter, fails to bring its message across because it is too poorly written.
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds was the most fascinating sf novel I’ read in ages, a baroque space opera comprising a grand story and sarcastic dialog.
Einiges zur Werbebranche ist sicherlich veraltet in David Ogilvys kurzweiligem, amüsanten Essay Confessions of an Advertising Man, vieles aber auch keineswegs.
My lasting impression of Chris Turneys Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened is that it was way too thin. More meat please!
If you don’t know Prussia, read this book. If you think you know Prussia, read it too. Clark’s Iron Kingdom is a scientific & literary achievement.
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin
A sobering account of today’s sorry state of physics, and a devastating assessment of what String Theory has actually achieved after 30 years of research.
This is a terrific introduction to the methodology of reading Midrash: how to read, which questions to ask, how to follow the terse prose of the Hazal, i. e., the rabbinic commentators from the Talmudic era, and how to reconstruct their thoughts (and those of the redactors as well). Hazal readings, as a rule, are an… Read More ›
Michel Onfray makes his points in Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but stops there instead of developing alternatives.
Hilarious feminst postmodern over-the-top fantasy stories. I wish there had been something like that already when I was a kid.
In Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s Other Asias, the question of do-gooders vs. basic field work arises again. I would argue that exponential effects play a role.
Leonard Susskind’s The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design is fascinating, but all depends on whether string theory is valid.
Daß der Erstlingsroman Berliner Aufklärung von Thea Dorn den Raymond Chandler Preis verliehen bekam, sagt viel über den Preis, aber nichts über das Buch.
Based on the discourse of power, Niccolo Machiavelli’s Il Principe and its often brutal advice strongly resist a purely historical reading.
In Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris sketches the current situation, sums up the consequences, and addresses criticism directed against The End of Faith.
Alles an diesem Büchlein über Texter ist absolut lächerlich mit Ausnahme der Charaktere und Temperamente von Bernbach, Gribbin, Reeves, Ogilvy und Burnett.
David Ogilvys Werbebranchen-Fibel vom Berufseinstieg bis zum TV-Spot. Längst nicht so veraltet, wie zu erwarten wäre, und oft sehr selbstironisch.
Rembrandt: The Painter at Work by Ernst van de Wetering provides amazing perspectives with which to meet Rembrandt’s and his students’ paintings.
Words That Sell und More Word That Sell von Richard Bayan sind ungemein nützliche Nachschlagebücher für Erprobtes und Bewährtes sowie für spezielle Wortfelder.
Even if the cartoons provided on CD are very low-quality, the 2004 printed cartoons are excellent and make this book a bargain.