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Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

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 ...

koshkha 23.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo

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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 ...

hiker 27.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Enchanted Hunters - Maria Tatar

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Not As Pleasurable As Hoped

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

...Having recently read 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 ...

Soho_Black 06.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Pleasure of Thinking A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas - Theodore Dalrymple

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Advantages: A lot of information in a little book. Seperated in easy accessible sections.
Disadvantages: Gives only an introduction and only the basics to a lot of interesting themes and topics.

Introduction This is a small and concise guide but provides a lot of diverse information to body language gestures and postures. It is divided into twelve basic sections. It has a very thorough detailed contents guide with reference to all the di ...

Leighsa 21.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Gem Guide to Body Language

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This is an unusual and interesting book.

Advantages: Packed with interesting stuff.
Disadvantages: None

I like this book a lot and would recommend it as a good addition to any reference book collection. It does show some of the main forms of day to day body language that most of us unknowingly and almost involuntarily use, body language that in essence giv ...

bella6789 24.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Gem Guide to Body Language

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