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World War Z by Max Brooks
World War Z by Max Brooks
This book is extremely entertaining; it really immerses you in an entirely believable Daemonium of severed limbs and burning cities, as well as tales of hardship; overcoming the reanimated foe.

I haven't seen the Film, but I can tell you this sets an extremely high standard for it to meet.

Read it. You will love it.
Complete Old English: Teach Yourself Audio eBook (&hellip by Mark Atherton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love reading this and reciting snippets of Ænglisc. It's a great experience to be able to connect to your roots; especially given how pure and advanced the spelling system was at this stage in the language, and before it was littered with Romance terms and Norman borrowings.

However, I find it disappointing that the pronunciation of the Ænglisc is very modernised. The speakers even use a non-rhotic accent, giving you additional need to build your own pronunciation system as you can't adopt the speaker's (the evils of learning long dead dialects).

But it is fun, and very interesting.
An Introduction to Elvish: And to Other Tongues an&hellip by Jim Allan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Introduction, 4 May 2013
I bought this hoping for a complete course in the tongues of Middle-Earth. Upon receiving, I realised the subject was a lot less learnable than I hoped. But, the book does an excellent job of introducing the languages, and the committed reader will soon pick up the Elvish tongues at a basic-to-sort-of-advanced level. I have been reading it for 3 days now, and I already possess the knowledge to translate sentences of Quenya easily, albeit with dipping into the Lexicon occasionally for assistance with unencountered words.

HOWEVER, and this is a pretty big HOWEVER (hence my use of the rarely employed "caps lock" key of my keyboard), this is outdated. There are numerous inaccuracies,… Read more

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