E Crusater

"E Crusater"
If we shadows have offended...
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (72 of 92)
Location: Hertford Uk
In My Own Words:
If only we were not so afraid of the shadows we cast, how great we might be.

Interests
Learning what it is to be human.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,766,893 - Total Helpful Votes: 72 of 92
Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Have a little humility, 23 Feb 2011
This book is a lengthy definition of the word "sanctimonious". That is the least of its offence. The worst of it is that Mr Albom has chosen to use the lives of two people striving to be decent as a backdrop before which to parade, in technicolor humility, his perception of his own wonderfulness.
I really don't mind being lectured to. I don't have any objection to schmaltz either. I can shed a tear at a Disney cartoon with the best of them. But this book is doing dirt on sentimentalism simply to serve an unbridled ego. Make no mistake, this book is not about a rabbi and a reformed drug dealer. It's about Mr Albom finding a way to feel good about himself by patronising the lives of,… Read more
Michelangelo's Finger: An Exploration of Everyday &hellip by Raymond Tallis
13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Point Counterpoint, 23 Mar 2010
There were times as I read this book when I wondered if it was an attempt at parody, but the grotesqueries of the style of self-flattering linguistic mental meandering that this book charts are beyond parody and this book is without the redeeming feature of humour.
It is a great pity. The subject of the book is intensely fascinating, worthy of study and debate. What a pity that it fell into the hands of a man on a mission, and a man who either does not understand the purpose of language as a tool for communication or seriously overestimates his ability in the field.
At almost every turn, Mr Tallis fails his argument and the subject. It is quite astonishing how often one finds… Read more
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
54 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Premature Ejaculation, 6 May 2007
Funny how this brilliant author's lesser works draw the greatest praise. "Amsterdam" won the Booker Prize but who would honestly rate it among his best? Now comes Chesil Beach and the reviewers are falling over themselves to tell us how subtle and perfect it is. Sorry, Mr McEwan, the best I can say about this book is: work in progress released too soon.

You are better than this, way better. There are passages in the book that are sublimely written. But there are others that are like rough architectural drawings by comparison. And then you spring a denouement on us that is at first banal (I do not refer to the bed scene but all that follows) then poorly executed before a… Read more

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