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Review of the year (part 5- disappointing non-fiction)



Last but not least! (or least actually seeing as it’s the disappointing fiction!) Again the criteria is slightly different for non-fiction, this time scores must be below 3/5 (non including 3)

The nominees

Head Trip- Jeff Warren

Again only one nominee so I guess that makes it the winner! There really were some interesting aspects to Head Trip but they were few are far between and I felt it really dragged when it came down to it.

Synopsis (from Amazon)

This book will change the way you think, sleep, and dream for good. It is a book of psychology and neuroscience, and also of adventure wherein the author explores the extremes to which consciousness can be stretched, from the lucid dream to the quasi-mystical substratum of awareness known as the Pure Conscious Event. Replete with stylish graphics and brightened by comic panels conceived and drawn by the author, “Head Trip” is an instant classic, a brilliant and original description of the shifting experience of consciousness that’s also a practical guide to enhancing creativity and mental health. This book does not just inform and entertain – it shows how every one of us can expand upon the ways we experience being alive.

Review

I must admit that although I found the topic of this book interesting I was glad when it was over. It was interesting enough, and pretty well written, in some parts it almost read like a novel, but I found Warren tended to dwell a bit much on one point and so it came across a bit waffley. Part of the problem for me though was it was a little over simplified- I had been expecting a bit more technical information, but I think for people with less knowledge of psychology or neurology it would make a good (if long!) introduction

2.5/5

 

Part 1

Part 2- best fiction

Part 3- best non-fiction

Part 4- disappointing fiction


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