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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths)
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths)
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and fun, 5 Nov 2010
A lovely book, throwing a new light on an old story. Attwood takes a witty and playful approach and made me laugh out loud a few times. A pity its so short, but maybe thats for the best as possibly the brevity helps sustain the humour.

The Associate
The Associate
by John Grisham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 12 Aug 2010
This review is from: The Associate (Paperback)
This seemed like a good Grisham until the last 50 pages or so, when it seemed he gave up trying to finish the book properly. I guess he had a publisher's deadline to meet.
Also the concept of a super-secure computer (vital to the plot) having a user accessible USB port is risible!
This book is a cynical attempt to meet publisher's contractiual requirements and sell more product, regardless of its quality.
Shame on you Grisham.

Venice and the Renaissance
Venice and the Renaissance
by Manfredo Tafuri
Edition: Paperback
Price: 26.89

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious and Incomprehensible, 12 Nov 2007
This is one of the worst-written books I have ever read. The writing is pretentious and incomprehensible. The translator should have made more of an attempt to make it readable for other than academics, by using normal English rather than trying to show off her knowledge of obscure words. The writing makes it difficult to get to the underlying ideas.
Don't read it unless you have to (its a set book for OU course A840).

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game, mainly for older children and adults, 5 Sep 2007
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Notre Dame (Toy)
An interesting game, plays well for 2 to 5 people.
The rules are a little complicated at first (although not as bad as some games) but after a game or two you can have great fun trying different strategies.

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