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Sennheiser PX200 Black Closed Mini Headphone Black by Sennheiser
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Ok, here's the deal... I own a pair of sennheiser px100's and they are excellent. So when I saw that sennheiser had brought out the px200's, which supposedly have even more powerful bass and are designed to prevent the sound from bothering other people, I immediately ordered them - 2 sets as it happens, one for myself and another for a friend who also owns the px100s and was as excited as I was about getting their hands on an even better pair of headphoes. I tried them and they were absolutely terrible, with NO bass whatsoever. I sent it back immediately and got a refund. However, I just couldn't believe that they would be so poor, so I went to a local store where they were selling them,… Read more
Crime And Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Ep&hellip by Fyodor Dostoevsky
87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
I read the Wordsworth Classics translation of Crime and Punishment when I was 16 and thought it was awful. I could not understand why this book was considered such a masterpiece. Afterwards I read the Penguin translation by David McDuff. It was much better. A good read, and I realised the importance of a good translation. Then I came across the Vintage edition by Richard Pevear. Its brilliant!! By far the best. The Penguin edition by comparison is stitled, unfluent, and the language is quite dated. Pevear's translation reads like a modern novel, and you feel the passion, the darkness, the cerebral torments of Dostoevsky's characters. Its impossible to hype this book enough. It is quite… Read more
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
South America has produced some wonderful novels over the past few decades. But Mario Vargas Llosa's 'Feast of the Goat' is a truly astonishing accomplishment from a very multi-talented and controversial figure. Those who read the works of Vargas Llosa will need no persuasion in getting hold of the book, but for those who are browsing through Amazon, I can honestly say that this book is superb: it has so many different features. Principally, it is a thriller, a real page-turner, but one which you have to be in the mood. It works in a non-linear way, the best comparison I make probably is with films, such as Memento or Pulp Fiction. It switches back and forth across two periods, as as the… Read more

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