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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
exceptional

15.05.2015 08:17
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Diamond review   a picture paints a thousand words
Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde by bettyboo47

Advantages: interesting story following a time honoured theme
Disadvantages: a few long winded sections

...beloved Kindle, I have rediscovered the joys of reading, which I adored as a child, but lost as family life and responsibilities slowly swamped my free time. Although I spent a great deal of my childhood lost in the fantasy of novels, ... Read review

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An interesting story, and congrats on the diamond. by CelticSoulSister
Congrats on the diamond! I be out of E's I'm afraid. by Secre

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exceptional

09.05.2015 16:33
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Echoes of medieval skulduggery that haunt the present day
Review of The Flight of the Falcon - Daphne Du Maurier by JOHNV

Advantages: Exciting, atmospheric story
Disadvantages: Not the best of the author's books

...Inn’. ‘The Flight of the Falcon’ (1965) comes from the later years of her career and seems to be one of the least-known. The book ... Read review

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I probably preferred the review to what I would the subject of it! by Secre
well reviewed by StewwyB
very helpful

18.04.2015 12:34
Little House on the Prairie Revisited
Review of Under This Unbroken Sky - Shandi Mitchell by hiker

Advantages: Claustrophobic and expansive at the same time, truly evocative
Disadvantages: None

A photograph opens the story. A black and white picture of a family, husband, wife and their three children, smiling for the camera. Thin, underfed, in their summer clothes despite the four inches of snow, they smile. Partly they smile because they do not ... Read review

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well reviewed by danielclark691
well reviewed by StewwyB
very helpful

17.02.2015 14:01
A Writer Is Born...
Review of The Town and the City - Jack Kerouac by justarube

Advantages: Well written and authentic.
Disadvantages: None.

'The Town and The City' was published in 1950 and it is the first novel by American novelist Jack Kerouac. Seven years later he would go on to be known as the 'King Of The Beats' after the publication of his iconic novel 'On The Road'. He would be celebra ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Great review :) by sirodar
very helpful

16.12.2014 15:31
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