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Infographic Guide To The Movies (Infographic Guides)
Infographic Guide To The Movies (Infographic Guides)
by Karen Krizanovich
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird and Wonderful Film stuff, 18 Oct. 2013
My daughter is taking a GCSE in film studies and she loved this book. It's beautifully illustrated and while not all of the graphics impart new information (others make smart points) they all look great and reward time spent studying them. I'm not sure what the previous reviewer has against the author, but as far as I can tell she came up with ideas and found data that was then turned into graphics for the numerous illustrators to lay out the words, figures and information as weirdly and beautifully as they have. The different styles of graphic add variety and surprise to the book. The scope of movies covered in terms of age and genre are also great -- my daughter loved the Ryan Gosling graphic and says she's looked up some of the older names online, so it's getting her more interested in different styles of cinema, which can only be good.


Babysitting George
Babysitting George
by Celia Walden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wholly exploitative and self-serving, 27 May 2011
This review is from: Babysitting George (Hardcover)
Hopefully Ms Walden was driven to write this book by her conscience, and donated her advance (and royalties if, god-forbid it ever sells enough copies to pay any) to a charity catering for suffers of alcohol abuse. However, judging by the total lack of understanding shown in it of the part that she and her newspaper played in encouraging seedy, prurient interest among 'readers' to keep Best running away from help and home, that hope is doubtful. At best naive and certainly both exploitative and self-serving, this book offers little more insight into the problems that drove such a gifted sportsman to his self-destructive fate than the cliche-ridden doggerel printed by newspapers on his life and demise. Books like this only encourage similarly bit-part players in the lives of dead celebrities to feast on their corpse, long after the bones have been apparently picked clean. Tawdry, cheap and degrading to both George Best and its publisher.


The Female Spectator (Volume 4)
The Female Spectator (Volume 4)
by Eliza Fowler Haywood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £30.86

1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy LLC books, 22 Dec. 2010
This is a digitally printed, appalling scanned, uncorrected, and subsequently nonsensical version of a 19th century (or earlier) publication. It is impossible to read or use for reference. If this is representative of LLC books everything they 'print' is likely to have been scanned as badly and issued uncorrected.


Tomas
Tomas
by James Palumbo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't believe the hype, 14 July 2009
This review is from: Tomas (Paperback)
I cannot believe that everyone who has raved about this book reads anything vaguely well written. One can forgive the dull plot, wooden characters, infantile and naive posturing, one can even forgive (if forced to) the ridiculous and childish attempt at satire and the fact that the author's idea of life is informed by his experience of money and privilege. What is impossible to forgive however, is the terrible sentence structure and appalling misuse of language. Incredibly over-hyped, and for what reason? PS apologies for previous typing mistakes, and please note that this review acknowledges the author's supposed attempt at satire; I only ask that he (or his editor) learn how to structure a sentence.
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