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Amazing Grace, in a nutshell (OK, in a book then).
Review of What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey by ravingreviewer

Advantages: You get to understand more about grace...
Disadvantages: ... but it can be quite disturbing at times.

Grace, according to the Concise Oxford Ninth Edition Dictionary means '...the unmerited favour of God; a divine saving and strengthening influence...'. And amazing from the same source means, '...overwhelm with wonder; surprise greatly...'. Therefore in t ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
VH, but a book worthy of greater discussion and analysis by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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02.10.2014 14:47
Madiba in his own words.....
Review of A Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Madiba
Disadvantages: -

...of Nelson Mandela I shed a tear. Mandela the freedom fighter, charity worker, elder statesman. Even Mandela the brave head of the ANC. For me it has been such a privilege ... Read review

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I have had this in my bookshelf for years but not got round to reading it - your review has reminded me that I should. by buzios
A very brave and strong character by catsholiday
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16.05.2014 17:14
Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum
Review of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo by koshkha

Advantages: Astonishing insights and written like a novel
Disadvantages: Some readers will find it a very harsh and disturbing book

Let’s cut to the chase - it’s Amazing ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: LIfe, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum’ by American writer Katherine Boo is a remarkable book that reads like the best of fiction despite being entirely founded in fact. I read it th ... Read review

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Superb review x by Graygirl
Excellent review. by Absinthe_Fairy
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23.11.2013 21:57
Not As Pleasurable As Hoped
Review of The Pleasure of Thinking A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas - Theodore Dalrymple by Soho_Black

Advantages: Frequently fascinating
Disadvantages: Not quite what I'd expected from the title

...Charles Fernyhough's "Pieces of Light: the New Science of Memory", I expected something similar, judging only from the title of Theodore Dalrymple's ''The Pleasure of Thinking: a Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas''. Instead ... Read review

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congratulations , may you have many happy years togeher by mumsymary
Great review and congratulations on your engagement by alliewallie
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06.10.2013 07:56
Confessions - Saint Augustine --- Awareness and Consciousness
Review of Confessions - Saint Augustine by akhdair123

Advantages: Nice text in proes, unique autobiography, interesting for reading.
Disadvantages: none

...famous textualized literary. Still, Augustine's Confessions is a unique mark of the birth of autobiography. There was many autobiographi ... Read review

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25.08.2013 17:26
It's not sad
Review of The Saddest Girl in the World - Cathy Glass by SK1997

Advantages: interesting
Disadvantages: didn't feel a conncetion for the characters

...be a sad story were the girl's mother won't bring herself to accept a 'black' child bu ... Read review

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14.06.2013 19:05
Another good read from one of the true crime 'queens'
Review of Mortal Danger - Ann Rule by euphie

Advantages: Good read
Disadvantages: Bit too much detail in places

I admit I have a fascination with true crime books, and Ann Rule is definitely one of my favourites. I found this book in a charity shop at the weekend, and as with all her other books, I did enjoy the read. This book was first published in 2008. The m ... Read review

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Welcome to ciao by catsholiday
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08.06.2013 14:29
Are you all sitting comfortably...?
Review of Enchanted Hunters - Maria Tatar by hiker

Advantages: Some interesting ideas
Disadvantages: Probably not aimed at the general reader

Like most avid readers, I don't remember the time before there were books. We were brought up with books. There are family tales of my father as a child eating his breakfast with one hand, while trying to tie his shoelaces with the other and still contriv ... Read review

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An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
well reviewed by Marge3781
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27.10.2012 14:35
A helpful and honest self defence book
Review of Dead or Alive - Geoff Thompson by shauntsw

Advantages: honest approach to self defence, helpful tips, practical
Disadvantages: may make non practitioners feel slightly over confident!

This I would say is arguably the most important and useful self-defence books on the market. Long gone are the days where you would be advised to defend yourself from a gun with a jumping flying side kick, or other similarly impractical and dangerous te ... Read review

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09.10.2012 17:15
GURU AMONG MEN
Review of Iron John - Robert Bly by Shadow50

Advantages: Great stories written for men and woman about success!
Disadvantages: None - The Best of the Best!

Ok - Since I got all reviews that said NOT HELPFUL - I'll tweek this a lilttle and hope this helps. Please keep in mind I believe mothers are wonderful and help so much in the upbringing of children with love, understanding, encouragement, and fun time. M ... Read review

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More detailed opinion required about this book to help consumers. by CPTDANIELS
Doesn't tell me much about the book. by fallen_flame
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02.09.2012 14:20
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Proud to be a 'Bitch'
Review of Bitch - Elizabeth Wurtzel by melloncollieclo

Advantages: well argued, witty, shows a sharp intellect, excellent cultural commentary
Disadvantages: Not a coherent whole,

I was first introduced to Elizabeth Wurtzel from 'Prozac Nation' her meoir of living life with depression which I loved, I found her a fascinating character and wanted to read more of her views on life. This book is a bit of a mish mash held together by ... Read review

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02.07.2012 23:27
Stupid is as stupid does.
Review of The Second Book Of General Ignorance - John Mitchinson by dynamicnurse

Advantages: Makes you realise what you don't know.
Disadvantages: Makes you realise what you don't know.

...sure that you would feel the same too if you read it. The Second ... Read review

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Not sure about the oranges as I have seen oranges on trees and they are orange! by catsholiday
Mmm, by defnition everything you don't know is an unknown unknown. by JoePoirot
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19.04.2012 12:02
The Theft of Autonomy
Review of Willing Slaves: How the Overwork Culture is Ruling Our Lives - Madeleine Bunting by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Statistically on the money - Great debate material.
Disadvantages: A typical journalist's book - lacked witticism.

Willing Slaves: How the Overwork Culture is Ruling Our Lives by Madeleine Bunting370pp, Harper Perennial 2005Paperback: did RRP at 12.99 GBPAmazon: no more than 2.00 GBP (I pur ... Read review

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Im not entirely sure Id like to read this book; if it moans about places being open earlier than 9am, then they should! Similarly banks that close at 4pm should be ashamed of themselves for those doing the 9to5 routine. Here's a thought though - if the UK had the same weather as Spain, would we all start earlier in the day and finish around lunch time for a siesta in the afternoons? by Nar2
An enjoyable read x by RosesAreRed1207
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13.03.2012 19:00
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Drug Wars
Review of Amexica: War Along the Borderline - Ed Vulliamy by elkiedee

Advantages: Quality of writing, interesting stories, compassion for and engagement with humans at centre
Disadvantages: Grim, ever changing situation means book will probably be out of date fast

More than 38,000 people have been killed in the last 3 years in what Ed Vulliamy argues is an unacknowledged war, on the long border (2,100 miles) between Mexico and the United States. The war is between drug trafficking gangs over control of the ... Read review

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well reviewed by Marge3781
Interesting but not sure I could read a whole book on this - very grim. by catsholiday
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18.02.2012 17:51
Comprehensive self defence information
Review of Dead or Alive - Geoff Thompson by BlackSwan

Advantages: Perhaps one of two of the UK's most complete books on self protection
Disadvantages: Some of the grappling areas require more time to acquire than the rest of the information

Perhaps we shouldn't, as the old cliché goes, "judge a book by its cover" but, having just read Geoff Thompson's "Dead or Alive" self-protection handbook, I can't help seeing the cover as symbolic of the book's content. Using a plain black background with ... Read review

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back by AnneLorraine1
Excellent-will rate tomorrow by AnneLorraine1

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31.01.2012 11:51
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