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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Although it might seem at first to be a standard zombie story, the reality is slowly drip-fed, keeping the interest levels high until the surprising end. Add to that a superb variety of voices and viewpoints and you have a hugely entertaining and thought-provoking take on an over-familar theme.
The Man Who Invented the Daleks: The Strange World&hellip by Alwyn W. Turner
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Alwyn Turner has written some very good social history books about the seventues and eighties, apparently. And this is another one. Unfortunately it's supposed to be about Terry Nation. And although Nation drifts in and out of the book as a biography it's very disappointing. There's very sketchy biographical information, no opinions of his personality and precious little analysis of his work (was he actually "good" writer, or was he a hack? Was his comedy actually funny? Did his peers think he was good? Did he feel he cheated Raymond Cusick?) You get the distinct impression that Turner wanted to write a general history of light entertainment throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties… Read more
French Language Builder(Michel Thomas Series) [AUD&hellip by Michel Thomas
323 of 330 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING!!, 9 July 2004
Firstly, let me say I am a huge fan of the Michel Thomas method, and found his 8-hr French course an absolute joy. This Language Builder, however, is not what you might be expecting. The 8-hr course is lacking in two basic things - simple vocabulary (bread, apple, up, down, one, two, etc) and the past tense. It is touched on very swiftly towards the end of the final tape, but only with can/could, want/wanted and must/had to. I was hoping that the Language Builder would continue with more of the same teaching method and fill in these two missing areas. Unfortunately not - it is simply Michel reading out a phrase book, and very quickly at that. Without your finger on the pause button, it… Read more