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The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.99

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Feels almost carelessly made, 13 Nov 2013
"The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister" is a nice-looking little hardback to own and skim through every now and then, and, being a huge fan of ASoIaF *and* Tyrion in particular, I probably would have bought it no matter what, but a few things bugged me:

1) Some of Tyrion's best quotes are actually not in here;
2) On the other hand, a few completely irrelevant, commonplace quotes, that are neither that witty nor that wise, *are* in here;
3) Dialogue was never added, even where it might have been important for context, which, in my opinion, is a significant loss (and is probably what prevented some of Tyrion's best quotes that depended on dialogue from being added, too);
4) There are absolutely no references as to which book each quote is from, which might have been a nice touch for organization issues.

(Also, as other reviewers have said, it does not make much sense to put out a book like this while the series is ongoing and the character is still alive, but that's beside the point.)

Overall, and while I always knew this would be nothing but a money-maker, I still expected a *better* money-maker; at the very least, something with better selection criteria and organization. This feels almost carelessly made.

Oh well, still a nice-looking extra if you're a huge -- really huge -- fan.


Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple
Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple
by Stephen Goldberg
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for initiation in the subject, 8 Nov 2010
While this book obviously does not contain enough information for anyone to do well in medical school Neuroanatomy courses, it is a fantastic, extremely friendly -- and very funny -- introduction to the subject (especially if, like me, you have developed a phobia towards neuroanatomy and most of the available thick manuals on it); it gives you a very clear perspective of everything, and leaves you much more motivated to dive in more complex sources. Also, it comes with a CD for neurological localization that can truly be a lifesaver -- it helped me localize a vascular lesion in a patient with initially confusing symptoms a lot faster than I would have without it! Besides, you can literally read it in one go, so it's not like you'd be wasting your time.

The only drawbacks I can point out are the layout and the font used for the text: they are both very old-fashioned and worsen the reading experience, which is unfortunate, given how friendly and reachable the content actually is. I definitely recommend this book to any medical student struggling with their initiation in this complicated subject.


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