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Drowning in Chigozie Obioma's first book The Fishermen

Advantages: Just an excellent book - no more, no less
Disadvantages: None for me

...It is often said that those that read will see the world through the eyes of others, and Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen offers a wonderful picture of life growing up in a small town in Western Nigeria with an unfamiliar blend of western sensibilities and ...

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The Death of Bees is Glasgow Really like this?

Advantages: Interesting and multi-faceted
Disadvantages: the subject is more adult, whilst the style seems aimed at teens

The Death of Bees Lisa O'Donnell “Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved.” So begins the blurb on the back of this extraordinary book. The blurb contin ...

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Things We Never Say

Advantages: A really good read
Disadvantages: None

This book begins with a prologue going back 55 years. It is about a girl called Dilly who is being mistreated, but it is only once you get into the book that you find out who Dilly is. The book then jumps onto another period in time a few years ago, be ...

jules.34 17.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Things We Never Say - Sheila O'Flanagan

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1984

Advantages: Brilliantly written
Disadvantages: May be too heavy for some

---Introduction--- Throughout the aeons come ideas. In the greatest examinations it’s been proven over and over again that material things can be destroyed, people’s crushed under the weight of superior forces but the enduring tenet that out lives all ...

Marandina 11.01.2004 · Read full review
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Review of 1984 - George Orwell

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One of the most important books ever published

Advantages: A crystal clear message and warning. Plus, a great story in itself!
Disadvantages: Can be very heavy-going and depressing

PLOT SYNOPSIS AND BACKGROUND ----------------------------------------------------- The action opens in the grim dwelling of Winston Smith, the book's central protagonist. Everything in the world of "1984" is seen through his eyes. The reader is left in ...

PDS1 31.12.2005 · Read full review
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