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Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English. Incorporating also Strunk's Guide to Style.
Gwynne's Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English. Incorporating also Strunk's Guide to Style.
by N.M. Gwynne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book I have read on grammar (and I have ..., 11 Dec. 2014
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Not the best book I have read on grammar (and I have read a lot on this subject). Suitable for beginners (English as a second language; GCSE et), rather than those hoping to polish their knowledge on the subject.

The most annoying part of the book is not so much the content but the TONE in which it is written in. Very pretentious and arrogant. The author is so aware of his/her skills, it is off-putting sometimes; every page seems to be reminding the reader of how great the author is and how much s/he knows about the subject. Lovely but I did not buy the book to hear that you are an expert (a given in most subject-specific text).


Valuepack: Grammar & Writing & Making Your Case: A Practical Guide to Essay Writing: AND Making Your Case, A Practical Guide to Essay Writing
Valuepack: Grammar & Writing & Making Your Case: A Practical Guide to Essay Writing: AND Making Your Case, A Practical Guide to Essay Writing
by Anna Snaith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £34.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful; makes implicit knowledge explicit., 17 Jan. 2009
This book is a wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn more about grammar. Grammar is often a tricky business for a lot of people but few have the courage to actually do something about it(esp. when English is supposed to be your mother-tongue).This was the case with me: I am a now a postgraduate student and I know that during my undergrad, the correct usage of grammar was something which I struggled with in my writing, but never bothered to take lengths to correct things- I thought I will acquire the knowledge somehow, when the truth remains that no matter how good your ideas are, bad grammar or incorrect syntax will ALWAYS let you down.

A professor recommended this book and I am so glad I have finally purchased it-better late than never! Using examples from a range of texts, and non-jargon, it explains essential aspects of the English language and grammar and those things in writing that I am often unsure of.

Like I said, I am really happy I've finally purchased this book: what it is really doing is making implicit knowledge explicit. I intend to finish it and start from page one!


Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
by William Burroughs
Edition: Paperback

8 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What is this?, 17 Jun. 2007
'Read' this book as part of my Eng. degree and only managed to get to page 10 before I had to put it down and promised myself never pick it up again. It's too much. It has no context, coherence or any of the elements which we rely on to understand text. It just relies purely on shock factors, which is franking just disturbing, and please do not tell me that it require Post-modernist reading perspective or as readers we are meant to make sense of what we have. I have read Faulkner and so-called other `difficult' writers and believe me this not on the same level. Some books you just cannot put it down, with this book, if you must read it, I suggest you put it down before it does something to your psychology. I do not often agree censorship in Literature, but some body has to answer the question of what happens when child porn, blasphemy etc is not dealt with intelligently in literature?

Unfortunately I still have this book due to the fact that the bookshop at my uni refused to process any more returns on this text, after people opened it and realised it for the poor excuse for literature that it is.
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The Screwtape Letters: includes Screwtape Proposes a Toast (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition)
The Screwtape Letters: includes Screwtape Proposes a Toast (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, Sixtieth Anniversary Edition)
by C. S. Lewis
Edition: Paperback

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful piece of text; read and re-read., 17 Jun. 2007
This is my third read from the CS Lewis Signature collection and my first thought was 'wow he's done it again!' As an English student, I take great joy in reading any good literature (for which this book certainly is), but more so what Lewis manages to accomplish time and time again in his works is the way in which complex ideas or arguments are laid out in a clear and readable manner. You may not agree with all of his ideas but you will certainly appreciate the way in which his thoughts are organized and in line with true-to-life examples. As such the book is must read regardless of one's religious persuasion.

As a Christian however, this book is not only a good read and example of great literature but incredibly insightful. Lewis demonstrates through Screwtape's letters to Wormwood the constant battle that takes place in the spiritual realm for the individual soul and the eternal truth of Christ's victory on the Cross; it is a topic which is not often discussed in the Church, I guess partly because we don't want to be spooked out and prefer to dwell on the pretty Scriptures, and pretty they are, for they are truths. However Lewis' shows that an awareness of the Enemy hatred for the Christian is a knowledge which, in some way is imperative to the understanding of the Father's love for His children and the grace we receive as a result. The demonic assignments of Screwtape and Co over the individual Christian's life is not as grand as destroying the Christian soul or changing his eternal destination; that is impossible since Christ's blood seals our redemption, thus what the letters shows is the ways in which God, having made us in His own image has also made us an individual and the Enemy's attempts to destroy that individuality. Lewis dwells quite a bit on this and I thought it was interesting esp. in relation to societal pressures in society to conform to the ever elusive 'ideal'. He gives many examples of this but one which stuck incredibly with me was his simple illustration of how individuality can be lost by affectation e.g. picking a book to read not because you are genuinely interested in it but because it talked about by so and so, make you appear clever etc.

There are many things which I can say about this book but in the end I can simply recommend it and say that it is one that must be read and re-read because the wisdom and truths in it is something that we need to constantly reminded of.


Zoey Fools Around (Making Out)
Zoey Fools Around (Making Out)
by Katherine Applegate
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars back to the past, 21 May 2006
I read these books religiously when I was a teenager (now 20)and it is such a joy to go back to them. Katherine Applegate really did contribute to my love for literature now. Her writing is so funny and personal that as a young reader I was aware of the rapport that I had with her fictional characters.

Read them...they awesome.


The Four Loves
The Four Loves
by C. S. Lewis
Edition: Paperback

68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, actually., 16 May 2005
This review is from: The Four Loves (Paperback)
I initially bought this book out curiosity and a desire to read something outside my academic work. However, now as I read the book, what I am getting is a real deep insight into 'the four loves', something that as human we all want, acquire and at certain points in our lives just need. In dividing love into four main areas; Charity, Affection, Eros and Friendship, Lewis shows how all these are interrelated, their beauties, dangers when handled wrongly and in the Christian context ordained/created by Love Himself.
What this book discusses is nothing new, yet the tremendous insight into which CS Lewis gives is invaluable (especially as a young person in a world where, it can be argued that love has lost meaning and reduced to mere physical lust.) Thus in reading this book, what the reader is really getting is something that s/he knows to be truth but never contemplated.
Beautifully written and often comical with his examples (usually literary), CS Lewis, in this book does really offer inspiration and fresh perspectives on love which is truly worthy of the attention of any reader, regardless of age, gender or religious beliefs.


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