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The Dubliners (Wordsworth Classics)
The Dubliners (Wordsworth Classics)
by James Joyce
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.99

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, 11 Dec 2011
I was expecting short stories: they're not, they're vignettes. Quite well written, and fine if you want an insight into Dublin life and people around 1900, but not if you want anything to happen. I still can't work out why he wrote it or why anyone would want to read it. You would really need to care deeply about Dublin, and I don't.


Hue & Cry [DVD] [1947]
Hue & Cry [DVD] [1947]
Dvd ~ Alastair Sim
Price: 8.40

0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea, 13 Mar 2011
This review is from: Hue & Cry [DVD] [1947] (DVD)
I bought this because I am a fan of Alastair Sim, but there is not enough Sim to lift this dated B picture.


Top Gear: The Alternative Highway Code
Top Gear: The Alternative Highway Code
by Ministry of Top Gear
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.00

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Peurile Rubbish, 28 Dec 2010
I am not a great fan of Top Gear but it is 10 times better than this peurile rubbish. The so-called humour is contrived and repetitive. Hard to believe it was written by adults.
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Adam Bede (Wordsworth Classics)
Adam Bede (Wordsworth Classics)
by George Eliot
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adam Bede, 28 Dec 2010
Some of the characters are a bit too good to be true and parts of the plot are a bit hard to believe, (examples would spoil the story) but the writing carries you along and grabs your interest despite these flaws. The characters are well drawn and the descriptions evocative. The pace belongs to a more leisurely period but the writing seemed otherwise fresh and contemporary. Hard to believe that this is a lady writing a century and a half ago.


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