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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,702,094 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 23
Ventura Hugme Body Tubes Cushion, Black (discontin&hellip by Ventura
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
These sorts of pillows are very common in places like Thailand. I used to live there and missed them a lot. They are handy as a pillow addition when reading or as something to hug if your partner is out.
The filling in this version must be fuller than those in the brown as it is perfectly satisfactory. It wasn't as full as the Asian ones I missed though, which are filled to the brim. This is fixed by tying a knot in the bottom if you want it a bit tighter and you can then let it out again to read.
Very happy with this.
Fathers and Sons (Oxford World's Classics) by Ivan Turgenev
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Don't be put off by the fact that this book is a 'Russian classic', it is truly worth a read. Plus, it isn't a thousand pages of depression like some others I could mention.

The book, not surprisingly given the title, is concerned with the generation gap. But it is also concerned with Russian society at that time, embracing the modern world, disillusionment, the power of emotion, family dynamics, and change both individual and national. The book was written just after the emancipation of the serfs and is set just before this major event.

The story follows two recently graduated students called Yevgeny Bazarov and his friend Arkady Kirsanov as they travel around meeting… Read more
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is Michael Chrichton's last ever book. Which is incredibly sad because he was a great author. This book was found on his laptop after he died, which always makes me a bit wary. Was it finished properly? Why didn't he send it out?

Pirate Latitudes is about pirates. Of the Caribbean. Had to word that carefully. It follows the adventures of the privateer Captain Charles Hunter as he has a series of what can only be described as 'rip-roaring' adventures. The core of the novel is his attack on a fortress called Matanceros in order to nick a Spanish treasure galleon moored under its protection. The fortress is predictably impregnable. Almost.

The book reads like a fun,… Read more

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