Joseph Devine

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (85 of 106)
Location: Peterborough, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 326,916 - Total Helpful Votes: 85 of 106
Arabic Plural System (Arabic for non-natives) by Hussein Maxos
all the arabic words are just a load of squares. a kindle book not formatted to kindle? am i missing something? there appears to be nothing in the settings to change this. very disappointed, i want my money back...
Vis and Ramin (Penguin Classics) by Fakhraddin Gorgani
Vis and Ramin (Penguin Classics) by Fakhraddin Gorgani
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Before Romeo and Juliet there was Tristan and Isolde, and before that there was Vis and Ramin. Gorgani's epic love poem is a beguiling, atmospheric and captivating tale of forbidden love in a time of feudal warring ancient kingdoms. It has all the beautiful and evocative descriptive language of the more well known Sufi Persian poetry but is pre-Islamic, so has been largely forgotten.
Despite the fact it is a novel length poem, you rarely feel it drag, the rhythm and pace is fast and mesmerising, so don't be put off if you've never read epic poems. I hand't before this and I found it a joy to read, and have since been devouring ancient Persian poetry. Exquisite!
Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Go) by Hiroshige
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning presentation, 29 Jan 2012
I'm going to utilise brevity in this review and say simply, that this is a stunning book, and whether or not you are a fan of Hiroshige, it's the sort of book you will always cherish. From the silken fabric binding to the exquisite design and presentation, it truly does justice to the amazing artwork contained within. Breathtaking. One of the most beautiful books I own.

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