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Another beauty from McDonagh!

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...Having devoured Martin McDonagh's Leenane trilogy, I have become quite a fan of his plays. I had planned on reading all of his work as and when I could, but hadn't put The Pillowman at the top of my to-read list; I wanted to read all of his Irish-based pl ...

Amy69 15.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Pillowman - Martin McDonagh

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ANY MINUTE? . . . It Took Forever To Get Started!

Advantages: Tries to encourage a reassessment of attitudes to priorities; includes discussion questions.
Disadvantages: It took too long in setting the scene for someting significant to happen; a bit forced in places.

In October 2009 I wrote a review of Joyce Meyer's debut NOVEL, "The Penny" about the importance of the little things in life, and how attention to what seems insignificant can prove very significant indeed. At the time, I was made aware that Joyce Meyer h ...

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Review of Any Minute - Joyce Meyer

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autobiog as never before

Advantages: exposing
Disadvantages: complex

...Montaigne was a truly magnificent man. He was brought up speaking Latin as his first language and thus immersed himself in all sorts of classical learning and literature. The book is a collection of shortish essays in which he puts himself on trial. He an ...

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Review of Essays - Michel de Montaigne

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Big Headed Boxer + Big Headed Writer = The Fight

Advantages: A thrilling account of a historic fight.
Disadvantages: Mailer's egotistical style may be irritating to some.

...It was a match made in Heaven - one of the biggest egos in American letters covering the "Rumble in the Jungle", the legendary boxing match where one of the biggest egos in the fight game, Muhammad Ali, regained his heavyweight crown. Ali had his title s ...

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Review of The Fight - Norman Mailer

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Not just Sex and the City

Advantages: Interesting look at 1930s women's lives, an attractive new edition from Virago
Disadvantages: None

“Given the attention paid to relations between the sexes, it would be tempting to call The Group a forerunner of today’s chick lit. It’s not.” So writes Candace Bushnell, the writer behind the TV series Sex and the City, in the introduction to this new ...

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Review of The Group - Mary McCarthy

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