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verses from the holy koran

Advantages: following religion can make you a better person
Disadvantages: see review

The soul and mysticism and ecstacy is in the koran it is the most powerfull book on earth. Over a fifth of the worlds population have read it, the struggles the great prophets had to convert the evildoers into good people. No matter what people may ...

manchester12345 20.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Koran - N.J. Dawood (Introduction, Translator)

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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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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 ...

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Review of The Pleasure of Thinking A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas - Theodore Dalrymple

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Are you all sitting comfortably...?

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 ...

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Review of Enchanted Hunters - Maria Tatar

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Proud to be a 'Bitch'

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 ...

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Review of Bitch - Elizabeth Wurtzel

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