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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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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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HE LIKES TO WATCH

Advantages: Gripping story, great concepts
Disadvantages: Scary vision of the future

1984 is very difficult to define. It can be viewed as a prophetic vision of the future, as pure science fiction, as political commentary or even a tragic love story. Its enduring appeal and its greatness as a novel is due to the fact that all these labels ...

Mauri 18.06.2003 · Read full review
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