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Cockroach
Cockroach
by Rawi Hage
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.70

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!, 23 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Cockroach (Paperback)
This is the most refreshing book I read in years!! I loved it! It approaches exile in a completely different way. I imagine people don't like it because they prefer to think that someone else is to blame. This book shows us that no one in innocent! Brilliant!


Vicks Digital Stick Thermometer V900BFEU
Vicks Digital Stick Thermometer V900BFEU
Offered by Greens Pharmacy
Price: 5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars All good., 12 Mar 2012
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I got the thermometer last week and it seems to work fine. I haven't had it long enough to say whether it's completely reliable, though.


The Godfather
The Godfather
by Mario Puzo
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable..., 15 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Godfather (Paperback)
This is the book that inspired the much acclaimed Godfather films directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The script for the films was co-written by Coppola and Puzo so it is no wonder the reader gets the feeling he/she is watching the Godfather in writing. It is impossible not to think of the actors while you're reading.

Puzo invented the most romantic gangsters in literature. For the few of you who have not watched the Puzo/Coppola masterpiece; "The Godfather" is the story of Vito Corleone, born of a poor Sicilian family, Vito is sent to New York to escape certain death. There he grows up and becomes Don Corleone (the godfather) who through an astute exchange of favours becomes one of the most powerful men in the United States. Whereas most gangsters have no scruples, the godfather never forgets a favour and honours his word. To Don Corleone the family always comes first, he doesn't believe in cheating on women or neglecting your family duties, he is fair, he delivers justice.

A wonderful thrilling book!


House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe
House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe
by Christina Lamb
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tries not to be biased!, 15 Mar 2011
Although a lot of books written about Zimbabwe may end up repeating the same story, Christina Lamb tells her story differently. In the past books would be about the black man and how much pain the white community had inflicted on them, then the white community started being under attack and the same stories were told but with the black community being the enemy. Today all Zimbabweans, black and white are victims of the power hungry government. Christina Lamb tells the story of Aqui (a black Zimbabwean) and of Nigel (a white Zimbabwean). In House of Stone you are presented with two sides of the same story.

If you don't know much about Zimbabwe, this is a great place to start.


We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Serpent's Tail Classics)
by Lionel Shriver
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Childish!, 15 Mar 2011
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This is a book about a young boy who kills eleven people in one day. The story is told through a series of letters written from Kevin's mother to his father. Through these letters she is able to tell him about her "unspeakable" feelings towards the boy as he was growing up.
This was supposed to be a thought provoking book on the age old debate "nature versus nurture" but in my opinion it fails terribly. The book is pretentious and childish. I would have thought it more the work of an immature school girl who thinks motherhood is out of fashion and that it's "cool" to say she doesn't like children.


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