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Holy Fools
Holy Fools
by Joanne Harris
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 31 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Holy Fools (Hardcover)
I'm afraid I found this book disappointing. It rather smacked of an author carried along by previous success and running out of ideas. It was dragged out to fill too many pages. The story lacked credibility and the constant swapping from one character's narrative to another was confusing and detracted from the thread of the narrative. It was only the need to fill hours of travelling time that kept me reading, and I was glad to get to the end of it.

German Short Stories: Deutsche Kurzgeshichten (New Penguin Parallel Texts Series)
German Short Stories: Deutsche Kurzgeshichten (New Penguin Parallel Texts Series)
by none
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little misleading, 25 July 2005
This is a good set of german short stories. However, the back cover blurb is a little misleading. It says that it is accessible for all levels which is not true. Any book which has the sentence "They served from an African lake there, which instead of having been caught in nets, had been anaesthetized chemically" can not be classed as being aimed at "all levels". However the stories are challenging for students at A-level and I can recommend them for keeping your German ticking over in the summer holiday between the AS and A2 years. The layout is excellent as well, and makes difficult sentences easily crackable without having to refer to the dictionary a lot.

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