Imagination's End

Helpful votes received on reviews: 54% (50 of 92)


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The Hydrogen Sonata (A Culture Novel) by Iain M. Banks
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This books suffers terribly from a lot of poor writing style choices. There is excessive use of unnecessary punctuation, such as the ellipsis, and strange dialog formatting, in particular between the ships. This just makes it annoying to read and adds no value to the story.

I endured this nonsense but only to be left with a very unsatisfactory ending. Not only is it predictable, the characters in the book predict it early on, including the eventual outcome. Even worse, said prediction is perhaps the least exciting outcome the story could possibly have taken.
Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: 1 by Jeff Hwang
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information, 2 Oct 2009
Jeff Hwang's next instalment in his Omaha series offers a range of advice for playing PLO Omaha. As an advanced book it assumes a basic knowledge of the game, though I generally find the book would be useful even to newcomers (once they get over a small terminology gap).

The book is divided into several sections which could be read in any order. For a newer Omaha player we'd recommend actually skipping the first several chapters and starting directly with Small Ball. This is the starting point to the overall strategy and offers the most general view of the game.

We suspect Hwang might disagree somewhat since he indicates his strategy is somewhat based on floating, the… Read more
Learn Arabic Now! 9.0 by Transparent Language
Learn Arabic Now! 9.0 by Transparent Language
15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly structured, 27 Jan 2004
The selection of words and phrases seems good, but the structure of the lessons is truly poor. Indeed there is nothing really like a lesson, rather series of text. You just have to remember where you are since the program always forgets and you need to jump back and forth between activities and topics with no really clear indication as to whether you are improving or not.