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A misunderstanding

Advantages: a very good book, you learn a great deal about social mechanisms
Disadvantages: none

This is a true story. The mother did really hear her son screaming outside the door. She thought he was only joking, because he was talking to someone, but in reality he was screaming for help and trying to save his life by getting into the house. But the ...

damien 12.06.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Chonocle of a Death Foretold

Advantages: Good story
Disadvantages: Nothing

Chonicle of a Death Foretold or "Crónica de una muerte anunciada" in Spanish and original language, is short novel of 6 or 7 chapter that Gercia Marquez wrote about a death recreation so the begging of the story is the death of Santiago Nasar at the 5:30 ...

heisei 11.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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The Unsurmountable Shadow Of Destiny

Advantages: Elegant prose, Mastery in story-telling.
Disadvantages: None

The Vicario brothers plan to avenge the rape of their sister by one Santiago Nasser. Though they vow to kill him they are not keen doing it. It seems they want the providence to help them to keep themselves away from this madness. But still they kill hi ...

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A strange world, familiar yet distant

Advantages: Enthralling read
Disadvantages: None, that I can think of, unless you're a little squeamish

John Irving's novel is without doubt the most interesting and tasty book I've read this year. The book was given to me as a Christmas present from my girlfriend's mother, and my first instinct was .. hmm... this is one of those epic-last-century-drama-dr ...

runonthespot 23.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Cider House Rules - The Novel - John Irving

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A modern dickens

Advantages: the best book I've read
Disadvantages: Even at 700 odd pages i wanted more

Everyone has their own particular favourite Irving novel, but this for me has to be his finest hour. Epic in scale, spanning three generations, this has to be the most emotionally engaging and moving book I've ever read. Drawing heavily from (and unlike m ...

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Review of Cider House Rules - The Novel - John Irving

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