Myfanwy Morgan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 52% (16 of 31)


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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The concept for "Heart of Darkness" was very interesting. One man goes into the heart of the post-colonial congo to bring back a man who has lost his sanity, and critiques how these colonists treat the native Africans along the way.

But that is where it ends unfortunately, the writing style I felt was very poor, it seemed to be an ordeal more than a book and I felt my mind wondering at certain points. There were quite a few characters, but due to the size of the book (around 110 pages) Conrad seems to have decided to leave out any kind of description throughout the entire story. The overall image I got in my mind was a boat floating in darkness with a few bodiless voices on board… Read more
The Communist Manifesto (Penguin Classics) by Karl Marx
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Although only 40 pages long, you get an insight into the way that both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels felt about the world they lived in and how it could change for the greater good (in their opinion anyway). I do encourage anyone with even a minor interest in European politics, to give this book a try.

Even though I was fascinated by the two authors ideology (Ultimately, the hope that a Proletariat will rise to conquer the all-oppressing Bourgeoise, in every country) I do feel that they did not make clear any kind of policies that they would enforce after they took power. All it seems is that they want to get the oppressers out, but after that they don't seem to know what they… Read more
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book truely was gripping. For one which is over 800 pages long, I was amazed at how quickly I finished it.

Firstly, it must be said, this is the most realistic fantasy book I have read, and the world has many links to the history of Britain. From different families turning on each other in every battle, to having a wall in the North to keep creatures out. The story may not be an epic tale (such as Lord of the Rings) but that doesn't prevent it from being incredible. Its a lot more down to Earth, believable, and intrigueing.

The characters are well developed and the story itself is told from the viewpoints of eight different viewpoints (Eddard, Catelyn, Jon, Sansa,… Read more

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