Slightly trying at moments, but I have to hand it to him for making a difficult subject so accessible and engaging. And it will make me a bit more careful what I say in future.
I thought this was an amazing book. I want everyone to read it. It opened my eyes to so many things & in a way that was as enjoyable and entertaining as it was sometimes shocking and disconcerting. Plus I'm a sucker for flattering appeals to my intelligence – they get me every time. But do read it. It's great.
Accessible, interesting, I really enjoyed it. I would think more carefully before accepting something in a newspaper after reading this. It did make me quite angry, the various intrigues detailed at the end.
Interesting, enlightening, and made me question things I wouldn't normally question, lies that previously I'd just accepted. I think I will definitely keep up with reading his blog. I think this will make me look at the links to things more – makes me want to read around things.
Clear and well-written. I think it was a bit long, and some of the points were slightly laboured (judging it as a creative text rather than something purely informational). My other criticism would be that he didn't fully acknowledge what he brought to it – that the medical model that he clearly ascribes to wasn't criticized. And he could have been a little more objective about that.
Based on the little I've read, I like what he's trying to do – but this raised as many questions as answers for me. The business with the footbaths at the beginning and the ions – even theoretical physicists haven't decided on whether light travels as particles or waves; lots of science is not absolute fact, and it would have been nice to have a little more acknowledgment of that.
Richard Dawkins style belabouring of points, but he doesn't actually go far enough when he's dissecting something. Homeopaths become like a symbol for all alternative medicine (easy targets) when maybe there are things that can't be dismissed so lightly. I didn't like his writing style, because it seemed unnecessarily repetitive. But it's good that he tackles such big issues that affect everyone.