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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Adult Edition]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) [Adult Edition]
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.49

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up the expectations, but..., 1 Aug. 2007
As the seventh and the last book of the series, this one truly lives up the expectations.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is densely packed with episodes and anecdotes that clearly explain what have been left "suspended" in the previous six books.
I believe the authour's writing/story-telling skills are at their culmination in this installment.
The only "glitch" I must complain about is the fact that the final book quite eclipses the lengthy book five, namely "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix": I am convinced that J K Rowling wishes to rewrite and trim down the book five if she could.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy-going like Stephen King, 20 Sept. 2005
The Book 5 is the most heavy-going (to this date - I am writing this 20th September, 2005) of the supposed seven-book series. It comprises a dark and depressing saga not far from the works of Stephen King. I really would like to konw if British (and American as well) children have really "enjoyed" reading this.


Galois Theory: Lectures Delivered at the University of Notre Dame by Emil Artin (Notre Dame Mathematical Lectures, Number 2) (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Galois Theory: Lectures Delivered at the University of Notre Dame by Emil Artin (Notre Dame Mathematical Lectures, Number 2) (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Emil Artin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.34

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that good, 20 Sept. 2005
Emil Artin was a famous algebraist and this work was once the canonical textbook on Galois theory.
This said, today there is no reason one should study Galois theory using this unless you have some special reason (historical interest, say.) There are more modern, easy-to-read, and elgant accounts on the subject either in book form or on the Web.
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter for grown-ups, 20 Sept. 2005
Probably my intelligence has not attained the level of a 13-year old: I did enjoy this book as interesting and fun.
Surely children may be able to read this book, provided they have
1) grimpse of enough historical backgound,
2) command of (slightly more than rudimentary) French, Spanish, Italian, Ancient Greek, and Latin,
3) interest in art, especially in paintings,
4) courage to endure some (not overwhelming, though) sexually explicit settings.


Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Adult Edition (Harry Potter 6): 6/7
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Better" than vol.5, 28 July 2005
I am delighted to find that the Stephen-King-like "depression, despair and fear" that fill the volume five have (to some extent) given way to something clearer and more "productive" (e.g. the author stresses over and over again that love is indispensable to fight evils.) I hate to spoil those who have not read this yet, but I am "satisfied" to see that now Harry has to face his own fate for himself.


Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin language edition)
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (Latin language edition)
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.64

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners..., 9 Feb. 2004
I entirely agree with the reviewer from Amersham.
True, the syntax the translator has used is not difficult. But the vocabulary is demanding for a (translation of) children's book. Hence four (4) stars.
I am not Latin illiterate, but I can't dispense with Latin-English dictionaries when reading the translation, which sometimes proves frustrating. I guess you can read it as you wish only when you have built up a vocabulary list of some five thousand (5,000) words "memoriter".


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.34

3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going!, 7 July 2003
This is not, any more, that Harry Potter some of you might expect.
The casualty found in early books like "The Philosopher's Stone" has totally given way to a dark, heavy saga interwoven by Karma. You will find that the plot as well as the narrative style not far from that of Stephen King now. Though I (still) believe that J. K. Rowling is one of the best writers and /or story-tellers, I feel scheptical if this can be highly recommended to (hyper-)sensitive children.


The Catropolitan Opera: The Centenary Celebration of the Grand Catropolitan Opera Company
The Catropolitan Opera: The Centenary Celebration of the Grand Catropolitan Opera Company
by Susan Herbert
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another masterpiece from Susan Herbert., 26 Dec. 2000
This is what you can expect from Susan Herbert: lovely, funny and interesting cats in elaborate paintings. Will make a life-time delight!


Medieval Cats
Medieval Cats
by Susan Herbert
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, funny and lovely., 12 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Medieval Cats (Hardcover)
This one (as well as other titles by Susan Herbert) is for you UNLESS you do not like cats, *NOR* are you interested in arts, *NOR* are you fond of jokes. I'm convinced this book makes an excellent gift!


The Cats History of Western Art
The Cats History of Western Art
by Susan Herbert
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid!, 8 Nov. 2000
A typical work by Susan Herbert, this book is simpy funny, interesting and delightful. If you like cats or if you are fond of paintings, buy this!


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