Reviews by John

Found this pair of book inscriptions:

After careful reading of the contents of this book, I am convinced it is either the erratic ramblings of an ignorant and uninformed person; or the deliberate devilness (??) of a perverse mind.

John A. Gurney

I have read the Bible from cover to cover three times.

J. Gurney

Written in "The Bible Unmasked" by Joseph Lewis. Published by The Freethought Press, 1941.

After reading the book "The Bible Unmasked," I consider reading this one by the same author a waste of time. I, therefore have never, and never intend to, read a word that is in it.

John A. Gurney

Written in "Atheism and Other Addresses" by Joseph Lewis. Published by The Freethought Press, 1941.

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  1. So, this is how the average person posted book reviews in the days before blogging!

    And John has made me curious to read the book now.....

  2. Hmmm... wonder if I ought to start leaving my reviews inscribed in my copies of the books I own...

  3. Haha, I love this! Regardless of the topic or the book, That's awesome that he put a "review" in a book he never read. Maybe I should start doing this.