Non-fiction reviews

Non-fiction book reviews, looking at some of the best new publications, including hardback and paperback releases, ranging from scientific books to theological debate, art, politics, travel and history.

Dom Joly, The Dark Tourist review

Dom Joly, The Dark Tourist review

It’s not often that you come across a new travel writer with flare and wit, as well as a whole new direction in tourism, but in Dom Joly’s The Dark Tourist that’s exactly what you have. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable book from start to end that does a brilliant job of shedding light on some(…)

Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent

Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent

Bill Bryson has never really written conventional travel books and that’s something that’s pretty obvious straight away when reading The Lost Continent, his first ever “travel” book

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

Whatever your religious views might be, Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion is an absolute must read. It’s not really a light book to plough through, but it’s definitely worth the effort, because it’ll open your eyes to a lot of information that is often overlooked. One of my favourite is that the most significant and(…)

Alexander McQueen, Genius of a Generation

Alexander McQueen, Genius of a Generation

News of Alexander McQueen’s death earlier this year hit the fashion industry hard, so it is no surprise that Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation has been published to

Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene

The Irvine Welsh of the scientific literary world Originally written in 1976, and this the second edition in 1989, Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene demands a significant mental shift to

How to Make a Tornado by New Scientist

How to Make a Tornado by New Scientist

Mad science gone wrong How to Make a Tornado was a Christmas present, so it was always going to be difficult to write a bad review about it, but luckily it turned out to be filled with genius, so it has spared me making up a good review. The New Scientist don’t really do a(…)