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A vision of the future?

Advantages: A good story well written
Disadvantages: variable artwork can spoil it a bit

No this is not about the political magazine this is the graphic novel that is not for kids. The story is set in America in 2047, which has been revolutionised by genetic engineering. The statesmen are optimen, who are people that have been genetically c ...

TimothyC 18.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of The Complete New Statesmen - Jim Baikie, John Smith

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Lonely and Free as a Butterfly

Advantages: unusual subject plotline devices, exquisite art
Disadvantages: not for those looking for a light smutty read

...I have to admit that I have a strong preference for single story manga over anthologies. It’s not that I have anything against the short story format, but rather the fact that so many writers do better with more space to fully express their ideas rather t ...

Shroud 16.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Day I Became A Butterfly - Yumeka Sumomo

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The Strange Case of Katie Price & Jordan

Advantages: Interesting, raises some questions
Disadvantages: Long winded, predictable, doesn't live up to the hype

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde was first published in 1886, and is surprisingly short for such an acclaimed book - it has only 88 pages! I read it in school as part of my English Literature coursework and I was expecting it to be pretty good - ...

JessL 02.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Werewolf Cometh

Advantages: Stunningly constructed, shockingly paced, truly chilling, socially challenging... rarely does horror fiction achieve so many of its possibilities in one work.
Disadvantages: None whatsoever that I can think of.

Of all the horror classics, those novels such as 'Dracula', Frankenstein', and 'The Turn of the Screw' which helped to shape and define the genre prior to this century, 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde' is perhaps the most powerful I can recommend ...

RichardW 20.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

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Jekyll and Hyde - A tale of two men in one body

Advantages: Sometimes interesting, grotesque
Disadvantages: gets boring

...Stevenson tells us a lot about Victorian society in this book. The upper and middle classes were often superficial and hypocritical with regard to their morality. They thought it was acceptable behaviour to appear respectable on the surface, while at the ...

xxsupergirlxo 20.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

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