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on 21 September 2000
A wonderful book of short stories looking at the relationship between man and the natural world. The Machine Stops is a stark warning against too much reliance on technology, relevant now even more than when it was written, with the increase of computers in the home and the internet.
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on 7 November 1999
A brilliant science fiction story written at a time whn few stories like that were written. It is about an underground city where suddenly the machinery preserving life begins to break down. Beautifully written.
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on 23 March 2015
Nice selection, title story should be compulsory reading for anyone who has a Facebook account.
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on 29 June 2014
A very interesting collection of short stories. E.M. Forster is not at home with the short story format, the novel being his forte. His stories are good but he tends towards character development when plot is of the essence. O'Henry and Chekov are masters of this genre. However Forester is worth reading.
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on 21 August 2013
Short stories from one of English literature's "greats". Read it on holiday in Madeira overlooking the blue Atlantic. Shades of Churchill! Enjoyed every story and the size of the book makes it easy to put in your pocket for the walk back to the hotel!
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on 15 November 2015
Fills a gap in my library. The Machine Stops is there with H G Wells and Verne.
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on 20 February 2016
A powerful view of the future not bad for a book that was wrote in 1909
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on 5 November 2016
Arrived quickly. Very attractive book
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on 14 February 2015
Excellent transaction, item as described, quick delivery. Thank you.
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on 14 October 2013
I bought this at the request of a friend who does not have access to the internet. He seemed pleased with his purchase..
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