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The Red Tent is... red, and a tent!

Advantages: A fantastic story
Disadvantages: Quite female focused, not really a bloke book.

When (if) you read the bible, you often come across characters that pop up only once, and are in the spotlight for a moment, and then disappear again... but you suspect they have more story to tell than is recorded. For example, the story of Joseph (and h ...

electricfrog5 01.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

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One woman telling the stories of many women

Advantages: Easy read, no dead space, keeps going
Disadvantages: none

...gone to Catholic school for 13 years, I have always her the story of Jacob and his twelve sons. Now I get to hear his only daughter's story. Yes, it is a work of fiction, but Diamant uses historical resources to give us an authentic feel for the t ...

Krislynn 24.06.2007 · Read full review
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A Life Changing Book - Prepare To Be Moved!

Advantages: Beautiful, historical, full of imagery, full of passion and compassion
Disadvantages: I want a series of them!

...As a graduate in literature I have read so many books, but this is my all time favourite. It basically tells the imagined life of Dinah, but is so full of vivid descriptions and a real feeling for the historical period, that I cannot imagine anyone not li ...

Seton 10.02.2008 · Read full review
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Like Magic

Advantages: melodic
Disadvantages: none!

...If you ever wondered how it felt to be a woman in Biblical times, this is the book for you. Written in a melodic prose, Anita Diamant creates a wonderful perspective on the family life of the wives of Jacob and meanwhile develops a heartrending love story ...

lauraelaines 27.06.2008 · Read full review
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From Spain To Gaul Via Rome

Advantages: Another gripping story with some new characters and diffrent landscapes
Disadvantages: None

...Having spent most of his teens and early twenties fighting Pirates and crushing rebellions around Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar seems to be coming of age. Having been sent to Spain following the slave revolt however he seems to be stuck in a rut. A visit from ...

Andy.mack 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Field Of Swords - Conn Iggulden

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