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American Aria Anthology, Tenor by Richard Walters
American Aria Anthology, Tenor by Richard Walters
3.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 20 Mar 2014
Great book, especially if you're looking to dip your toe in the world of American opera... However when this one arrived it was covered in brown stains. Tread with caution!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very harrowing..., 31 May 2011
This book is about a woman who died in 1951. Some cancerous cells were taken without her permission, and these cells helped develop IVF procedures and the polio vaccine. The horrible irony is that while Henrietta made such a great contribution to medical science, her children and other relatives can't afford the medical care that they need, such as hearing aids and basic antibiotics. Hats off to Rebecca Skloot for telling the world this long-awaited tale.
I am not very scientific. When I studied it at school, the majority of it went over my head, but I didn't need that knowledge to help read, what I believe is a very harrowing and thought-provoking book. Rebecca Skloot's passion for… Read more
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In the past, when a book has been described as 'humorous', I have been let down - but this book has had me in fits of laughter on the train! (Which isn't a good look!) Skippy Dies is incredibly well written, with Murray using powerful imagery in description to make normal, every day situations come alive for the reader. Also, his use of language helps give an insight into the story and lives of the characters in a way words never could, which is very thought-provoking. A must read for 2011!