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Hey! Keep off those trees...!

Advantages: A great read, with a message
Disadvantages: None

At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows… When most of you hear the name Dr Seuss, I would assume that stories and story adaptations of books The Cat in the Hat or How the Grinch Stole Christmas will come to mind. I guess that would be ...

Borg 05.04.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

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Tree Hugger

Advantages: Wonderful Seuss quality, great moral, timeless
Disadvantages: None unless you are a enviromental murderer

I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. There are a few books from my childhood that I can really say helped to form the person I am today. The Lorax is one of the big ones. Told in the charming style that only Dr. Suess could master, this book conquers ...

Shadowtwinchaos 10.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

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Life on the Other Side

Advantages: A clever concept, well-told, absorbing characterisation.
Disadvantages: Somewhat contrived in places, perhaps lacking the impact it should have.

This book, so reads the Guardian quote adorning its front cover, relates the story of "a moment in history that can't be told enough times". Falling within the already heavily-stuffed genre of war novels; specifically Holocaust literature, that statement ...

Puggers 08.04.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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Who is that boy?

Advantages: mysterious, attractive cover, some strong characters
Disadvantages: takes some concentration

...For personal reasons, ones of which I shall not go into, I found myself spending the Christmas period in hospital. Now, even if you have never stayed overnight in a ward, I'm sure you can imagine how incredibly boring and lonely it would be, never mind st ...

Amy69 04.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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A small wonder of a book

Advantages: An enjoyable and original, yet hard hitting account of the Holocaust
Disadvantages: It's a tad short, but ultimately doesn't suffer for it

...I take a break from the usual genres that I read and pick up a book that falls into the category that I call 'books that I think I should read'. In other words, books that have in some way been critically acclaimed or had a lot of fuss made ...

CrazyJamie 27.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

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