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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised, 1 July 2014
I often struggle with classics. I feel they get over hyped and get dated by the time I read them 100 years after they were written (92 in this case). But I was not one little bit disappointed with this. The prose was very accessible and I got you right into the moment, how I wish I was at those parties! Despite its lofty reputation this is an easy to read book, but it conveys great passion and weaves an intricate story with great pace in a pleasingly small number of pages. Readable in a weekend. Brilliant
The Moro Cookbook by Samuel Clark
The Moro Cookbook by Samuel Clark
A bit disappointing, if you buy just one book on middle eastern cooking makesure it is the much better 'Jerusalem'.
1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson
A great little book. Publishers really do need to understand less is very often more. The passion for maths drips through the pages, this is in my view essential reading for someone 'thinking' about maths A-Level, if after reading this they haven't caught the bug its probably best not to do it. Full of interesting maths anecdotes, party tricks and the best introduction to calculus I have ever read with a brilliant finale on Euler's Identity (if you don't know what that is read this book to discover the most beautiful relationship in the universe).

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