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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 ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 23.02.2015 · Read full review
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Story of the THREE LITTLE PIGS

Advantages: Easy to read classic
Disadvantages: Some may find the language a bit uninspired

I've only recently discovered this gem of a book by Orwell, which is quite strange as 1984 is among my favourite "classic" books. After reading it numerous times- I often have these reading binges where my brain gets hungry for new information and ideas. ...

chocoholic 11.01.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Animal Farm - George Orwell

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"a little squib that might amuse you"

Advantages: a book with many layers
Disadvantages: none

...it was with these words, in February 1944, that George Orwell himself described the release of his latest book, a more belittling statement could not have been chosen to describe what was to become a stalwart of English political literature and the ban ...

steerpyke 06.08.2005 · Read full review
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Are you a pig or a sheep

Advantages: brilliant, easy to read, classic
Disadvantages: none

Animal Farm is one of the most widely read and known novels by George Orwell. It is studied by many, much to their dismay, as a text for English exams, or as an aid to the teaching of Russian history. It is a brilliant novel, which can be appreciated on m ...

ickle_devil 01.07.2001 · Read full review
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