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Sarrasine - People Watching in Gay Paris and an Ancient Taboo

Advantages: Makes everything very visible to the mind's eye, thought provoking, strong story and swift pace
Disadvantages: Can be too articulate

From the start I felt this would be a book better reviewed by other Ciao members most notably GenerallyInterested or 1st2thebar due to the wordy and flourishing style of the descriptions within. Its language really is beautiful, intimate and candid - char ...

ladyofflame 21.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Sarrasine - Honore de Balzac

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A short story set in 1950s Dublin

Advantages: Unusual, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Expensive for a short story, a bit confusing

Something Special is a short story by the acclaimed novelist, Iris Murdoch (1919-1999). The story was published in an anthology in Japan in the 1950s and was rediscovered after the author’s death. It is the only short story that Iris Murdoch ever ...

moistbabe 30.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Something Special - Iris Murdoch

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Don't Scoot On By

Advantages: Very desriptive and emotional writing
Disadvantages: Some of his character names

There are some places you don't expect to find someone with great novel writing talents. Actors, models, politicians and presenters have tried writing with varying levels of quality and success. Perhaps the most unlikely and possibly the best of them all ...

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Review of Scooter - Mick Foley

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Just Terrible!

Advantages: Historical fcts
Disadvantages: Everything else

I am a big fan of wrestling, and I have read previous books (novels and autobiographies ) by Mick Foley, who is a former WWE Wrestler. I enjoyed his first two Autobiographies, and his first novel, so I was excited to read his second novel, called Scooter. ...

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Review of Scooter - Mick Foley

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a book to be decyphered

Advantages: study
Disadvantages: style, too long, static, story...

Flaubert is one of the most famous french writers, and to me he is also one of the worst. He is incredibly boring, I can't stand reading his books, I've already done it, and I wouldn't try again. Madame Bovary was already somewhat boring. Salambô show ...

crapitoche 18.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert

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