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The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
As the third book in this series, I have to say that I feel that this is the best. I know that this is out of line with many readers who feel that the same joke is being stretched too far, but my reasons are as follows;
1) I do not believe that the same joke is being stretched at all. Clearly the first novel had the most out and out laughs, as the comedy of setting noir style writing in Aberystwyth was being established, and so the comedic potential for the town itself was exploited to the full. In the second book (Tango) and now this, that potential has been exploited and the reader is invited to accept it as an alternative reality and see the town as a character in its own right,… Read more
"Book of Five Rings" for Executives: Musashi's Cla&hellip by Donald G. Krause
I enjoyed this book, but more so from the perspective of someone interested in Musashi than as a business reader.
If you are looking to enhance your carrer with some killer corporate moves, this is not likely to please, but if you enjoy exploring the samurai mindset (more or less) first hand, then it is well worth a look.
Where is Joe Merchant? (Harvest Book) by Jimmy Buffett
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good summer read, 27 May 2005
Jimmy Buffett knows the tropics, and generally sings about what he knows. This well known fact is liable to colour people's opinion about this book, potentially unfairly. Were it not JB writing the book, readers would likely be impressed by the author's knowledge of and love for his subject matter. Because it is JB, readers who do not like his music are likely to see it as simple empire building on his part, noting the many references to his own songs and life.
The fact is that the book stands alone well, is enjoyable, and for a book of 460 pages, rolls along at a pretty good pace. The mystery (or mysteries) is well put together, and has enough twists and turns to keep you interested… Read more