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The Secret Goldfish

Advantages: A great novel and some wonderful short stories
Disadvantages: Seymour: An Introduction is rather indulgent

The JD Salinger Box Set is a special hardcover collection containing The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories aka For Esmť with Love and Squalor, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour - An Introduction. Although he ...

Jake_Speed 29.03.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of J.D. Salinger Boxed Set - J.D. Salinger

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The American dream... Or not!!!!!

Advantages: Interesting in places, history involvement
Disadvantages: Predictable outcome

Funnily enough most of the schools across the United Kingdom have had to had this book read out and studied upon in class... Why? Due to the fact that this book is used in English GCSE exams.... My first experience therefore was several years ago because ...

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Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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living off the fat of the land

Advantages: imagery of the book is good, great story and life truths
Disadvantages: too many people slate it

I was first introduced to this book in secondary school as I was studying GCSE at the time. I purchased it from the school for £2 and I'm sure that's not a huge difference from today's availability online. There are many editions now, but be sure to purch ...

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The lost boy

Advantages: a classic book
Disadvantages: dated and poor plot

Holden Caulfield has been expelled from his exclusive private boarding school, Pencey Prep, for failing 4 out of 5 of his classes; this is the fourth school he has been expelled from. An argument with one of his classmates leads him to leave school a few ...

wigglylittleworm 22.05.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Catcher In The Rye - J D Salinger

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Deliciously horrific!

Advantages: plot, characters, horror
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...The Gothic, specifically eighteenth-century Gothic, is one of my favourite genres of literature. However, I'll read Gothic takes from any epoch, be it Romantic or Modernist. I had been quite keen to read Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula for quite some tim ...

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Review of Dracula - Bram Stoker

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