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For once a photographic reprint does the author proud, with this marvellous array of Thirties typefaces. I believe a newer translation was made. Why? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
Read this to find out about a Czech author you do not know, but who invented the word ROBOT and wrote many wonderful book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lucie Novák
The most tedious book I have ever read. Not thought provoking, not poignant, not complicated, just seriously dull. Only chose to read it because of the title. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sasquatch
Written in 1936, this is a wonderfully weird satire of the western world. Taking swipes at imperialism, science, journalism and international relations, Capek creates a narrative... Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2012 by IK
Nominally this is a piece of science fiction from 1936, written by the man best known for introducing the word `robot' to our language. Read morePublished on 16 Dec. 2011 by Mark Pack
The first part of the book is excellent. Merchant sea captain discovers huge newt in remote location where he goes to look for pearls; discovers the newt can understand him, learn... Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2011 by Adrenalin Streams
Great book, makes you think about the politics of the last century (and now). The newts end up as metaphors for the holocaust, slavery, human rights, social inequality, corporate... Read morePublished on 13 July 2010 by Gary
This is one of my favourite books ever. A classic, like G.Orwell's 1984. I would recommend to read this book to everyone.Published on 5 July 2010 by Amazon Customer