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Vivat Harrius Potter!

Advantages: Much funnier than the original, easy syntax
Disadvantages: Need to understand Latin pretty well, weird vocabulary

I first learned that Harry Potter was coming out in Latin when I picked up my copy of “Order of the Phoenix” and leafed through the early pages. A strange feeling seeped through my gut; a mixture of exhilaration and dread. Exhilaration because I thought ‘ ...

Muswell 15.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Harry Potter et Philosophy Lapis - Peter Needham

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DAWN OF THE UNDEAD!

Advantages: Clever, well written, imaginative a great read!
Disadvantages: Might not be to everyone's tastes.

The year is 1888, London is a place of fear, a madman is on the loose and he is on a killing spree. Prostitutes in the east end district of Whitechapel are being brutally murdered by a person known as the ‘Silver Knife’ aka ‘Jack The Ripper’. But this Lon ...

Mauri 05.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Anno Dracula - Kim Newman

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Queen Victoria marries Dracula

Advantages: Great characters and storyline
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

This is a really great tale of an altered Victorian London ruled by Queen Victoria and her husband the Prince Consort Dracula. In Bram Stoker's novel Dracula is defeated by his enemies, the most of whom survive. However in Kim Newman's novel Dracula won t ...

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Review of Anno Dracula - Kim Newman

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Anno Dracula is the most entertaining vampire novel I've read.

Advantages: Witty, well written and entertaining.
Disadvantages: If you're not familiar with the characters he reuses, you might get lost.

I have read this novel three times now - I go back to it regularly, and have found it just as entertaining every time. Kim Newman has invented a world where Van Helsing and Mina Harker from "Dracula" didn't kill the vampire, and he has taken over Victoria ...

kayfleaizzy 16.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Anno Dracula - Kim Newman

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An Orc's Life

Advantages: Fast paced, new slant on a tired genre
Disadvantages: Books are not stand alone

For anyone who has ever read any Tolkien or seen any of Peter Jackson’s superb adaptations of the books Orcs represent the evil minions of the dark forces in the fantasy universe. We know little about them their origins their culture but we know they are ...

Mauri 25.01.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Bodyguard of Lightning (Orcs Series) - Stan Nicholls

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