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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'm sure the wimpiness, ennui, etc is all intended ironically/satirically. by torr
Great review :) by Bandersnatch111
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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
A Single Man, Book Review
Review of A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood by inkyscribbles

Advantages: Beautifully written, addresses so many real life issues, something for everyone
Disadvantages: None!

Disclaimer: Although I watched the film before reading the book, this review is based completely on the book, and I only reference Tom Ford's accuracy in conveying certain elements of the narrative to the screen once. 'A Single Man' was written by Chris ... Read review

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Must reread tyis book not read it since the 70's by mumsymary
I've seen neither the film nor read the book which I really must remedy as your review has most definitely intrigued me. Nice insight. by Bollinger28
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20.11.2013 11:36
BELIEVE THE HYPE!
Review of The Great Gatsby - Scott Fitzgerald by ZenitaSanchez

Advantages: easy to read, engaging, fun, exciting
Disadvantages: no disadvantages

...but when "forced" to read the Great Gatsby, I understood why my mom and sister loved to read so much. To begin, the book was written in a way that I was quickly able to fall int ... Read review

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08.11.2013 15:53
Young hearts, pig in a bedroom, and false beard for a start
Review of Full Moon - P.G. Wodehouse by JOHNV

Advantages: One of the funniest of the Blandings books
Disadvantages: The series sometimes seems a little second-best to the Jeeves and Wooster stories

‘Full Moon’, first published in 1947, is the sixth of P.G. Wodehouse’s Blandings Castle novels. Lord and master, in theory if not in practice, is the kindly, absent-minded and ever forgetful Clarence, 9th Earl of Emsworth. His pride and joy is the Empre ... Read review

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E xxx by newby2
Excellent review! by louisechackett

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30.09.2013 22:27
living off the fat of the land
Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck by Eaglestrike951

Advantages: imagery of the book is good, great story and life truths
Disadvantages: too many people slate it

I was first introduced to this book in secondary school as I was studying GCSE at the time. I purchased it from the school for £2 and I'm sure that's not a huge difference from today's availability online. There are many editions now, but be sure to purch ... Read review

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I studied this book to and I loved it. Good review. by jediteacher

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15.09.2013 21:10
The American dream... Or not!!!!!
Review of Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck by jjcross

Advantages: Interesting in places, history involvement
Disadvantages: Predictable outcome

Funnily enough most of the schools across the United Kingdom have had to had this book read out and studied upon in class... Why? Due to the fact that this book is used in English GCSE exams.... My first experience therefore was several years ago because ... Read review

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Sorry but for me too many spoilers still... by fizzytom
Good review. We studied this book at school. by kiss_me2070

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15.09.2013 16:42
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What a Guy this Faulks is!
Review of A Week in December - Sebastian Faulks by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Deals with the problems with humanity, postmodernism and capitalism simultaneously
Disadvantages: Had some unfair press - due to it being different to Birdsong

...that the 'postmodern condition,' was a silence ... Read review

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Well reviewed x by xmum2fourx
Excellently reviewed. John by Coloneljohn

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03.09.2013 17:10
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Beautiful people from the Jazz Age
Review of Tender is The Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald by JOHNV

Advantages: Interesting and descriptive setting
Disadvantages: After an intriguing start, doesn't really go anywhere

The author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was one of the foremost names in American literature between the wars, despite a fairly slender output of only five novels, one published posthumously, and several short stories. The foremost writ ... Read review

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The foremost example of Fitzgerald's stylistic virtuosity not quite hiding the weakness of the plot. He didn't have a lot to say, but he said it beautifully. by torr
Well covered review :) by VampirePrincessLizzy

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30.08.2013 06:03
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Viber's Tangle - A Tangle everytime you look at it.
Review of Viper's Tangle (Loyola Classics) by akhdair123

Advantages: Some part of it is written in letters / Story within a story / interesting Novel
Disadvantages: none

Viper’s Tangle (The Knot of the Viper) by Francois Mauriac. Introduction: Louis is a family man, an old man who is near to die. He believes that his family is waiting for him to die so as to take all the securities. He even believes that his family is pl ... Read review

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28.08.2013 06:32
Secrets unrevealed, questions unanswered...
Review of The Secret - Beverly Lewis by Kukana

Advantages: Quite interesting to read about the Amish culture, though rather shocking at times, cheap
Disadvantages: Poor characterisation, most threads unresolved, annoying style

THE AUTHOR I don’t think I had come across Beverly Lewis before. Apparently she’s quite a prolific writer in the American Christian fiction world with around 80 published books. I chose this particular one primarily because it was available free for ... Read review

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Hmm. Not one for me, I think. And charging for the second two parts of a book would drive me mad too. Xx by tallulahbang
I would like to read this! by catsholiday
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05.08.2013 15:26
"For the entertainment of idiots"
Review of The Táin - Ciaran Carson by Marge3781

Advantages: Excellent translation of one one the world's greatest works of literature.
Disadvantages: Only part of a much larger epic tale.

...transcribing various Irish stories for the book of Leinster in the 12th century. This book contains one version of The Tain. In Irish he offered a blessing to any who memorised the story but in Latin he added th ... Read review

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Great review by Dentolux
e review by PrincessSammie93
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05.08.2013 09:44
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