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Crossing to Safety
Crossing to Safety
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best novels I have read, 3 Nov 2013
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I simply could not put this novel down, it is quite brilliant. I cannot understand why I haven't heard of it before. Just read it and enjoy a great reading experience.


Drysalter (Cape Poetry)
Drysalter (Cape Poetry)
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very accomplished book of poetry, 3 Nov 2013
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Certainly the best poetry book published this year. Sometimes the writing is a little uneven, but there some great poems here.
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Dear Life
Dear Life
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 Dec 2012
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Alice Munro is one of the best writers in the English speaking world. I have read none better. This collection confirms this and more. The stories are sparse, but contain more about the human condition than most novels twice the length. Some of the stories hit you in the pit of the stomach with their strange and rather frightening denouments. It takes several days before you can go back and continue reading. One imparticular is 'Train'. The thing about her stories is that you can go back and read them again and again and get a completely different angle on a story. Like life really. This collection is nothing but brilliant as with all her books.


Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age
Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age
by Robert N. Bellah
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wightfish, 21 Oct 2011
There is no doubt that this book is magisterial. There are a few publication issues though. First, there should have been a good editor to iron out all the simple grammatical and spelling mistakes. Second, a bibliography should be essential in a work of this magnitude.

The book itself is grand. If you want to learn about religion in the axial age this is the book for you. Yes, it is hard going at times, but it is written in a simple direct way, which most people interested in this topic should be able to master. I have to say I was spellbound by it.


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