40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relatively Great
This is not a children's book. Swift ensured that Gulliver's account is an easily readable piece of literature, but this is certainly not a book to be read on the surface. The depth of ideas and satire is unmatched by any other author. The first two chapters concentrate on the problems of our political systems and ridicule our customs. Gulliver is cleverly interposed in...
Published on 24 Aug 2001
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very famous book and it's good to have read it but...........
I enjoyed the more famous chapters about the hero being the prisoner and later the guest of miniature people, and then later being the pet and exhibit of giants. I also enjoyed the sections where he lands up at a country where horses are in charge and yahoos (uncivilized and savage humans) provide the power and transport.
However, I was conscious of not knowing...
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Gulliver's Travels,
This review is from: Gulliver's Travels (with illustrations and maps) [illustrated] (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed the first part of this book, but eventually became bored with the rest of the stories. It was good to be reminded of the style in which this story is written.
2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK (ish),
This review is from: Gulliver's Travels (Audio CD)
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1 hour abridged CD tells the tale of Gulliver in his travels to strange worlds. Having never read the book I only had a brief idea of what the story was about. It was `gently' read by Andrew Sachs. The story reads like a ships narrative and therefore lacks any excitement, but nonetheless was fairly interesting.
Can I recommend it? Hmmmmm.......probably not
1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a thriller of the age,
This review is from: Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
This is quite a fun 'novel', but I'm not wowed by it. It can be viewed as a travel book, an adventure story, a spoof travel book, and even a momentous political satire.
Gulliver is an impulsive man who can't resist the calling of the seas and foreign lands. He is quickly lured away from his comfortable homelife by a desire to explore, and that he does, in a big way.
His travels are effectively logged in separate books, each one describing a different kingdom or country, its inhabitants, its manners. Lilliput has tiny people, Brobdingnag has huge people, Laputa is a floating island, Houynhnmland has horses with great virtues. The characters are wonderfully drawn, and Gulliver has a great talent for the languages of each land.
The book works to enlarge humankind to a vulgar degree, belittle it by shrinking, and make vices look absurd. It's not seriously clever, but it is fun.
0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hnhmhn,
Got a bit silly!
Breast part simply was unviable, 3 years with a horse wiping out the rest of his life memories of 'Yahoo's'
1 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish,
it was rubbish because I couldn't read It and I have read It before at school and I hated it
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Gulliver travels,
The film was better than the book to long and it did not really appeal to me I think it's boring
1 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars KALAMAZOO,
Alsonksmsmmsmsmskkmsk to no harsh jokes Shania jaunts have Jamaican hahaha haikus shall see j rush hi j ess skis j Sen
0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay because reader has read better Gulliver.,
This story is boring and sucks. Who'd read this? Really it is an Adult Version. "mine eyes" is promtly used. It may've sounded good though to the actual author, Swift. Maybe in Retold versions. Watch it. Maybe you'll decide it's for you, although it obliviously did never ever with me!!! So. Bye you!
0 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gt by Josh age 9,
This book is not good and I think that it Mr swift is not a responsible writer and the person who came up with the idea is stupid
0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read,
Hi my name is Josh and i think this book is excellent only i figured out the plot pretty quikly.
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Gulliver's Travels (Oxford World's Classics) by Jonathan Swift (Paperback - 3 Jan 1998)
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