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Puny white boy becomes king of the jungle swingers!
Review of Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs by Mauri

Advantages: A real page turner
Disadvantages: Some of the attitudes expressed are old fashioned to the modern reader

In western literature there are many examples of characters and stories that have since their first introduction become part of our everyday popular culture. So when we speak of Frankenstein, Dracula and Sherlock Holmes the vast majority of people know wh ... Read review

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"Old fashioned to the modern reader" - read that as a breath of fresh air to those of us of a certain pre-PC age! R. by RICHADA
Excellent review by supercityfan

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19.07.2014 13:14
A classic not read at school
Review of Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen by lottehusbands

Advantages: amazing read, classic
Disadvantages: -

To my dismay at school whilst you heard about the classic writers like Dickens and Shakespeare, the only female 'classic' author stated was Austen and unlike the others none of her works were ever read or studied by classes and there was no reason why. Pr ... Read review

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A good start but more information about why you enjoyed this would be good. by brokenangelkisses
ok by thedevilinme

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06.06.2014 16:47
Why it's a sin to Kill a Mockingbird
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by brokenangelkisses

Advantages: strong moral messages conveyed in a realistic story with well-rounded characters
Disadvantages: readers really need to be aware of the context to fully appreciate some elements

Not all books repay rereading; this one does. Harder Lee's 1960 novel is considered a masterpiece of American literature - it won the Pulitzer Prize - and has been part of the school curriculum in America and the UK for many years. Disliking the public sc ... Read review

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very interesting by rolandrat123
the rating didn't 'stick' the first time by jesi

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31.05.2014 23:46
A book that has inspired generations. A universal classic.
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by crazyomon

Advantages: An inspirational story told through some great characters. Deals with some serious issues.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of.

...And, a father who wants to teach his children the difference between good and evil, a father who wa ... Read review

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I would have liked to have given this an e - but this has nothing specific to the 50th edition. = which I considered buying despite having an older copy. What makes this edition special? by Marge3781
Ambiguous content and incorrect detailing. by 1st2thebar

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31.05.2014 19:56
(01.06.2014 14:48)
A mockingbird that will live forever.
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by robjak

Advantages: Unable to put it down
Disadvantages: Want to read straight away immediately after

...best known novels ever written, To Kill A Mocking Bird. She was born in 1926 in Alabama where she studied law as a young adult. It was her childhood that inspired her to write this novel which ... Read review

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Almost an "E" ;) by LiveMusicLoverLyn
@1st2thebar: It is, it's the current GCSE book that they were examined on in May 2014 ;) by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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31.05.2014 12:37
To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition is an Inspiration
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by zoyaaa

Advantages: Fast-paced, teaches a good lesson, great literature, great characters, realistic
Disadvantages: not acceptable for all ages

...which had a universal lesson. To Kill A Mockingbird is usually forced upon students during their school life. Even thoug ... Read review

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Book reviews aren't suppose to have spoilers. Nothing on the 50th Anniversary edition. by 1st2thebar
Welcome to Ciao, will re-rate if edited by EurekasLaw

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30.05.2014 19:16
(30.05.2014 20:52)
The ultimate law story of the 20th Century
Review of To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition - Harper Lee by EurekasLaw

Advantages: This is a central key text to all young people seeking to explore growing up, beautiful but sad
Disadvantages: She only wrote the one book

...Lee quotes Charles Lamb where to states that; Lawyers, I suppose, were children once Atticus Finch speaking to the court clearly articulates, "This is a case that should never have come ... Read review

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Awww this brings back memories of reading this in school! by MsTricia
A classic book by Essexgirl2006

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26.05.2014 19:56
(01.06.2014 15:06)
A slight but perceptible falling off of quality
Review of Plum Pie - P.G. Wodehouse by JOHNV

Advantages: Amusing collection of stories, at least one very god
Disadvantages: Not quite as good as his earlier books

Even in his mid-eighties, P.G. Wodehouse was still writing and publishing one work of fiction a year, as he continued to do until 1974, the year before he died at the age of 93. Taking its name from his nickname ‘Plum’, after his first forename of Pelham ... Read review

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Eloquently delivered. I have a fondness towards Wodehouse, I have adulation for his stuffy uniqueness - few may identify Wodehouse as satirical, I'm one of a few. by 1st2thebar
Terrific review by Dentolux
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17.05.2014 17:04
An excellent and easily readable entry into the classics
Review of Adam Bede - George Eliot by bettyboo47

Advantages: witty and insightful - gives an insight into our own rural heritage
Disadvantages: the language used can be dificult

I have been drawn into reading some of the classics since I was given a kindle, as many of these books are available free of charge from Amazon''s own website. This is the third George Eliot I have read and I found it a delightful story. It is writte ... Read review

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concise! by thedevilinme
Nice x by sparkleychel
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05.05.2014 19:13
Let me in at Your Window.... Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
Review of Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: A Classic
Disadvantages: -

Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Following on from the warm reception my recent review of Jamaica Inn received, I decided to revisit and review some other Gothic Novel genre books and where else to start than with Wuthering Heights. The Author: Th ... Read review

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Great review of one of my favourites! by spanielize
Excellent review, I read this and all of the Bronte sister's books together and am in the minority of not liking this one at all lol. by ladyofflame

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24.04.2014 17:02
Dracula packs a bite every bit as scary as its bark!
Review of Dracula - Bram Stoker by richieyorke

Advantages: Fantastically compelling, genuinely scary, more realistic than most
Disadvantages: Perhaps slightly dated in its sentimentality, but this is a very minor point

...There is a reason that Dracula is such a household and well-known name; Bram Stoker delivers a fantastic read which is both spell-binding and terrifying at the same time. As a graduat ... Read review

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Welcome to ciao. by pumfster
A very good first review - welcome to Ciao! R. by RICHADA

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14.04.2014 23:49
Brilliant, Brooding, The Writing Craft at its Best
Review of Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Offers far more than you first expect
Disadvantages: -

Guarantee Spoiler Free Review! REBECCA About the author: The granddaughter of artist George du Maurier, Daphne Du Maurier was born in 1907, she grew up in a creative atmosphere as her father was the actor/manager Gerald du Maurier. Daphne's first n ... Read review

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lovely review x by lauracindy
I've yet to read this one ;) by dawnymarie

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24.03.2014 19:14
Furry rabbits George
Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck by sympatic

Advantages: Good read.
Disadvantages: None

Of Mice and Men was a book that I had to read when at school as part of my GCSE in English, at the time I thought is was pretty good even if we then had to pick it apart looking at every small detail which sort of ruined my enjoyment of what is a very sho ... Read review

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08.03.2014 09:29
"But have you ever TRIED reincarnation?" Now in handy novel form.
Review of Jullius Levallon an Episode - Algernon Blackwood by dragonhelmuk

Advantages: Public domain ebook, free on kindle, Funny and easily-startled rich Victorians
Disadvantages: Castaneda-style properganda not fiction, Very slow, Very boring

Intro to Victorian horror / Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood is a famous Victorian horror writer, a contemporary of Edgar Allen Poe and Lovecraft. "Julius Levallon" is sometimes claimed to be his finest work. He wrote it at the height of his care ... Read review

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I do like the look of this, I shall give it a spin! by Gag_Halfrunt
I'm sure the wimpiness, ennui, etc is all intended ironically/satirically. by torr
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30.12.2013 11:35
Boy meets girl. She fancies him, he fancies her. Clearly NEVER go
Review of Wuthering heights - Emily Bronte by pmcds

Advantages: Intense writing, believable character developments
Disadvantages: Need to take a break at times

...unrealistic portrayal of love. Bronte's Wuthering Heights has something a little bit different: it challenges the usual stereotype of roma ... Read review

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One of my favourite classics by catsholiday

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28.12.2013 11:30
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