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Nasal Reconstruction: Art and Practice, 1e
Nasal Reconstruction: Art and Practice, 1e
by Frederick J. Menick MD
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 219.26

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, it's arrived., 1 Feb 2009
This is the most comprehensive book on nasal reconstruction ever, written by a master of this field. I have been hunting in vain for a book like this for years. Whether you are an established or a budding reconstructive surgeon, you simply must have this book on your shelf!


Mandibular Reconstruction (American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Monograph)
Mandibular Reconstruction (American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Monograph)
by Arnold Komisar
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of mandibular reconstructive techniques, 27 Feb 2006
I think that this text-book is very good for a quick read-through of current techniques in mandibular reconstruction. For more details, however, I would advise the reader to look up journal articles related to each individual technique.


The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romantic novel which both sexes will enjoy, 27 Feb 2006
I normally would not be caught dead within a mile of a romantic novel, but this is truly exceptional. Being a fan of science fiction, I purchased it on the back of the time-traveling angle. But it was the romance between Henry and Clare, with its tragic and comic moments, which kept me hooked all the way to the highly emotional ending. No way was this novel too long- in fact I would have liked it to have been even longer! If only Chrono-displacement was a real condition....


Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving, thought-provoking novel, 8 April 2005
This review is from: Cloud Atlas (Paperback)
Cloud Atlas is, without question, one of the best novels I have ever read. This book was on the shortlist for the 2004 Booker Prize, and the winning novel (The Line of Beauty by Andrew Hollinghurst) must be sensational to have beaten Cloud Atlas. The novel actually consists of 6 interlinked stories set in different eras, from the nineteenth century to the distant future, incorporating several genres along the way (including science fiction!). The style of prose in each segment differs so dramatically that each could have been written by a different author. Yet each deals with similar themes such as religion, the lust for power, and the survival of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Furthermore, each is moving, thought-provoking, and eminently readable, including "Sloosha's Crossin...". A magnificent achievement. I'm off to buy David Mitchell's other novels.


Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
by Alex Bellos
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.52

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting and beguiling, 9 Nov 2003
I have been a fan of Brazilian football since the 1970 World Cup. Now, after reading Alex Bellos' superbly written and painstakingly researched book, I am a fan of Brazil itself. If only the people of the Old World could share in the infectious joy of living of the Brazilian people, and if only I could retrace Alex Bellos' journey....maybe someday!


A Son of the Circus
A Son of the Circus
by John Irving
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid read, 7 Nov 2003
Being an Asian doctor in Britain, I can fully empathise with John Irving's insightful portrayal of Dr Farokh Daruwalla, a man caught between two cultures but belonging to neither. This book is so well written that it is surprising to learn that the author has never visited the Indian subcontinent. He has managed to capture the essence of that unique part of the world and its people in a moving, humorous, uplifting and, at times, thrilling, story. Once you start reading it you will not want it to end.


A Widow for One Year
A Widow for One Year
by John Irving
Edition: Paperback

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic John Irving!, 30 Sep 2002
This review is from: A Widow for One Year (Paperback)
Having not read a John Irving novel since The Cider House Rules, I wasn't sure I could reacquire the taste for his methods of storytelling. By the very first page of A Widow For One Year, however, I was hooked. This book has the usual Irving mixture of tragedy, comedy, romance, and, of course, sex. And yes...I am man enough to admit that by the end of the book I was moved to tears!


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