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The dark disturbing wit of Saki
Review of The Complete Saki - Saki by JOHNV

Advantages: The dark humour of many of the timeless stories
Disadvantages: Some of the humour is rather dated

...Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, was the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916). Although he wrote a couple of novels, three very short plays and a work on Russian history, he is best remembered for his short s ... Read review

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Great review Ex by Wee_Jackie_163
Excellent review by Listerbelle
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23.05.2015 11:13
Sarrasine - People Watching in Gay Paris and an Ancient Taboo
Review of Sarrasine - Honore de Balzac by ladyofflame

Advantages: Makes everything very visible to the mind's eye, thought provoking, strong story and swift pace
Disadvantages: Can be too articulate

From the start I felt this would be a book better reviewed by other Ciao members most notably GenerallyInterested or 1st2thebar due to the wordy and flourishing style of the descriptions within. Its language really is beautiful, intimate and candid - char ... Read review

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Excellent. by afy9mab
Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
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21.05.2015 02:58
Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Disappointing
Review of Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Malcolm C. Lyons by ladyofflame

Advantages: Cultural Interest
Disadvantages: Not very well written, inconsistencies, prejudice offputting

Published: Penguin Classics, Nov 2014 Hardback, 496 pages Translated by Malcolm C. Lyons The First English Translation of a Medieval Arab Fantasy Collection This is a collection of 18 short stories found in an incomplete manuscript in Istanb ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
E :) by Mistybrook
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15.05.2015 08:17
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