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Approach with Caution!

Advantages: Quite a good story overall
Disadvantages: Chapter III

I wanted to read Caligula by Douglas Jackson, as I am a big fan of the 1970s television series I, Claudius which introduced me to the brutal Emperor Caligula, there played brilliantly by John Hurt. Reading the book, it was John Hurt's face who popped into ...

KarenUK 20.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Caligula - Douglas Jackson

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Would you survive?

Advantages: Well-written with an extensive amount of research notes on an important subject
Disadvantages: Not a convincing yet very biased argument for faith - see "Supersense" for a more rational view

...Despite our disproportionate fear of improbable disasters and the awe we hold those who survive them there is relatively little research into the psychology of what we collectively call the survivor. This might be because the term is so widely applied and ...

BlackSwan 16.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Survivors Club - Ben Sherwood

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Sharpe - A True British Hero

Advantages: Great read with great histoical content.
Disadvantages: None

Introduction:- Having recently read a couple of Bernard Cornwell’s more recent publications and thoroughly enjoying them I decided it was about time that I checked out some of his back catalogues. The Sharpe series of books caught my eye as I haven’ ...

MrGump 26.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Sharpe's Tiger - Bernard Cornwell

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