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Robert Frost A Life
Robert Frost A Life
by Jay Parini
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book that covers Frost's life in an engaging and ..., 20 May 2016
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Excellent book that covers Frost's life in an engaging and enlightening way. A hundred times better than the drivel from Meyers.


Robert Frost (Bloom's Biocritiques)
Robert Frost (Bloom's Biocritiques)
by Harold Bloom
Edition: Library Binding
Price: £33.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Best not come in, 11 May 2016
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The best thing about this book is the Heaney essay, which can be found in 'Homage to Robert Frost' which is a far superior book. The biography section of the book is insipid and lacks any vitality, as do the other essays. Not the best book to be honest.


Pastoral (The New Critical Idiom)
Pastoral (The New Critical Idiom)
by Terry Gifford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Come read with me and be my book and we will all the theories prove..., 7 May 2016
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A good introduction to the pastoral. Covers 174 pages, which is too long for what it has to say. Could be condensed into a more streamlined format. The main areas that it covers are the different types of pastoral, the understanding of Arcadia, the conventions of retreat and return, the anti-pastoral and the post-pastoral forms.


The Revenant
The Revenant
by Michael Punke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

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5.0 out of 5 stars Alive and Kicking, 21 Feb. 2016
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The story is reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's work, a mixture of the "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men". Fast paced and full of action it is a very good story that will have you turning the pages eagerly.


Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life
by Jonathan Bate
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book, 13 Feb. 2016
Jonathan Bate has written an outstanding biography that is engaging, informative and entertaining. Whereas most books on Ted Hughes end up being a critique of his life with Sylvia Plath, this biography offers a whole life view of the great poet. The literary criticism regarding Bate's reading of some of the poems and their possible meanings is enlightening and thought provoking. Although some of the other reviewers say this is off putting, I have to disagree. The fact that Bate has offered these interpretations within the text only goes to show that the poetry of Ted Hughes is infused with layer upon layer of meaning, opening up endless avenues of possible study. I wholly recommend anyone who is a fan of poetry or biography to pick up this book as it is well worth a read.


Robert Frost:A Biography (Biography & Memoirs)
Robert Frost:A Biography (Biography & Memoirs)
by Jeffrey Meyers
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Come in, 31 Dec. 2015
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This biography is a comprehensive account of Robert Frost's life and covers all of the main aspects concerning his childhood, love, marriage, children and, of course, his poetry. Meyers does a good job in piecing all of the information together and the biography is well written and informative. However, it is very dry - nothing like the biographies of say, Jonathan Bate. For this reason it becomes a very slow going read that, at times, becomes quite monotonous. Unfortunately Meyers has not fully developed the biographical features of Frost's life alongside explanations of his poetry and this leaves you at some distance from the cannon of work.


The Tree House
The Tree House
by Kathleen Jamie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars A house that is worth a visit, 15 Dec. 2015
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The way that the poems are ordered within the collection is like wandering the rooms of some vast monolithic display where each of the exhibits are described in crystal clarity. For me, the collection does not quite reach the heights it should as it lacks a sense of personal experience. Even though the poems are obviously written through some sort of experience they seem to miss human interaction, except for the The Wishing Tree and The Tree House which contain a quality of assured grounding that the others seems to be skirting around.


Carrie
Carrie
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Don't get carried away, 8 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Carrie (Paperback)
Carrie White is the butt of all the high school jokes; the girl with the kick me sign plastered on her back; the one say on her own at lunch time, ignored, hated. That is until she gets asked to prom and her world seems to have changed. That is until the blood. The blood and the laughter... Someone is going to pay...

Good story; easy read and well written. Better than king's Dreamcatcher anyway


Silence Of The Lambs: (Hannibal Lecter)
Silence Of The Lambs: (Hannibal Lecter)
by Thomas Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Loud and clear., 18 Oct. 2015
One of the best books that I have read in a long time. I won't bore you with spoilers, but just to say that the pace and characterisation are top notch.


A Homage to Robert Frost: Essays on Poetry
A Homage to Robert Frost: Essays on Poetry
by Brodsky/Heaney/Walcott
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Who's poems these are..., 30 Aug. 2015
This book contains 3 essays by Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott. For anyone versed in Frost's work then they are accessible, although they would not make "light" reading if you're not. Brodsky's essay, for me, is the most illuminating and offers some great insights into the poems "come in" and "home burial"


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