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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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It's a long long way from There to Here

Advantages: Fascinating, moving and insightful
Disadvantages: Only 16 stories - I wanted so much more

The Decibel Penguin Prize? No, I'd not heard of it either Decibel was an initiative set up by the Arts Council of England to promote the work and raise the profile of artists of African, Asian, Chinese and Caribbean descent who live in England. In coo ...

koshkha 03.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of From There to Here: 16 True Tales of Immigration to Britain: The 2nd Decibel Penguin Prize Anthology (Arts Council) - Various

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