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Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A disgruntled man indeed..., 20 May 2015
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I do like a bit of cynicism but too often here Morrissey just sounds very bitter, and without reason. A lot of it just seems like it's down to his never ending bad luck. He's right to be bitter about the court case though. He was totally stitched up and his opinion of the antiquated legal system is spot on. Some real gems of info in here - read it!


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal account of poverty, 16 Feb. 2015
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If you ever think your life is tough, just give this a go to realise how lucky you are. It's a stark and frank account of how the working class were used and abused by the privileged few. But more shocking than how terrible their lives were is this account of how these same people supported the system that ground them into the ground and resisted all change. The hypocrisy of religion is well covered too and today's so called religious do-gooders would do well to read this. Brilliant.


Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.., 5 Jun. 2014
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For a book so revered by many I couldn't help but feel let down. Firstly the writing style - it being written mostly in the first person as a series of narrations. The trouble being that the story is often told by a narrator who is then telling someone else's story. Having read the book in daily chapters or part chapters, this just makes things very confusing as you never know who the "I" in the narration refers to. On top of this all the characters seen to have the same forename or surname and they are referred to by either name at any moment. So who are they talking about? I'd rather have been concentrating on the story than the logistics of who's who. So much detail is given of events that are meaningless that when major events occur they are glossed over and easily missed making these events seem implausible, such as Heathcliffes rapid marriage or Catherine's pregnancy. Then we have the fact the book is in two halves, reaching a minor crescendo half way before basically repeating itself with new but similar characters - with the same names of course. The second half is children focussed which is also disappointing. There's a story in there, of which there is no doubt - but the writing style does its best to hide it And make you lose interest. Compared to her sister's Jane Eyre this is sixth form stuff.


The Count Of Monte Cristo (Complete)
The Count Of Monte Cristo (Complete)
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2.0 out of 5 stars An epic - in other words too long, 25 Mar. 2014
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There are sections of this that are fascinating and absorbing, described in illustrative detail. The whole section where Dantes is imprisoned sets the scene so well. But then Dumas just seems to take his foot off the gas and the next 10,000 pages limp past in such slow, over egged detail that the whole book just becomes an endurance. Knowing that his revenge must come does keep you reading, but by the time it does the initial injustice seems so long ago that it doesn't seem to matter any more and your mind will instead have wandered onto what you'll be having for dinner tomorrow. Cut this book down by at least half and it might do itself justice.


The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre, 28 Nov. 2013
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A man turns into a dung beetle and is tended to by his family, even though they can't stand the site of him. Totally weird. Fascinating. Can't quite find a moral though!!


The Camelot Code
The Camelot Code
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2.0 out of 5 stars Far too erratic..., 26 Nov. 2013
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The style is half a dozen or so parallel running stories one chapter for each, one after the other. The trouble is the chapters are so short there's no time to go into any detail before you're onto the next and have to wait for the next cycle round the chapters. This made it hard for me to keep track of what was going on, until in the end I didn't care. If you want modern terrorism then try I Am Pilgrim which is league's ahead.


Politics and the English Language (Penguin Modern Classics)
Politics and the English Language (Penguin Modern Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars And thing's have only got worse.., 14 Nov. 2013
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What would Orwell have thought of the latest phenomenon where people use "myself" instead of me or "yourself" instead of you in the hope of making themselves sound more official. The trouble is, people fall for all this tosh. The dumber we become, the more "complicated" we write in an attempt to cover it up. And everyone just tows the line (sick) ((sic) ad infinitum)


De Profundis
De Profundis
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't get it, 15 Oct. 2013
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..lost on me. A bit too much religious mumbo too. Maybe it was just my own frame of mind and I'll try it again someday


Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some great descriptions..., 3 Oct. 2013
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..of the industrial Midlands. There's a few pages where lady c. Passes through mining towns and the description is as lifelike as I have ever known, more so even than to see picture or a tv period drama, it all seems so awful. A great read overall but a few sections of over detailed waffle on conversations between the gentry, but you can easily skip these few pages to keep the momentum going. Well worth it.


The Daughter of the Commandant
The Daughter of the Commandant

3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but a bit clinical, 25 Sept. 2013
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Maybe it's the translation, as although it's a kind of love story, it all comes over as a bit too factual.


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