Mariam Mays

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Xenta DV1013 DIVX and XVID DVD Player by Xenta
61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
This DVD player, is stylish, compact and works great with excellent picture quality. The only problem is that it is being sold as a multi-region player, but it does not work in that capacity straight out of the box.

After a quick google search, I found a blog explaining how very quickly and simply to make it multi-region, and now plays my region 1 and 4 DVDs without a problem. Not sure if amazon allows direct links in reviews, but the blog is called "AJB2K3", got a picture of a man photographing what looks like an old church at the top, and just search for the name of this DVD player.

So overal, great machine for reasonable price, but if you are not not prepared to… Read more
Everybody's Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neol&hellip by Gillian Harkins
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Overall, a disappointing book from a disappointing academic. Indeed, on 22nd October 2008 I had the displeasure to attend a research seminar presented by Harkins in preparation for this book on paedophilia and incest. The seminar itself was shambolic enough and the book itself, I have now discovered, is even worse. Essentially, Harkins' argument is that the paedophile often constructed as being a white, middle-aged male and that this construction is inextricably linked to both the well documented `crisis' in masculinity since the end of the Second World War and her own ludicrous and nonsensical idea of `bubbles of unbidden memory' and its remediation.

One of the major ways in… Read more
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (Oxford World's Classi&hellip by Roger Luckhurst
5 of 32 people found the following review helpful
This would have been a marvelous addition any collection of Gothic were it not for the abysmal introductory essay which is needlessly convoluted, inaccessible, uninformative, and doges key issues. As such, my recommendation must be that any buyer looking for a collection of Gothic short stories should instead purchase The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse), edited with an introduction by Chris Baldick, who is actually an absolute authority on Gothic literature, unlike the editor of this collection.

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