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The Silver Prince
The Silver Prince
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A beach thriller and enjoyable story, 21 July 2017
This review is from: The Silver Prince (Kindle Edition)
This is probably the best thriller I've read in 2017. Not an outstanding book but a good enjoyable holiday book. It does have some original ideas and grapples with some complicated issues. It's not an american style book where the good guys beat the bad guys. The good guys are sometimes bad and sometimes good. It's a refreshing read, I can't give it 5 because the writing is sometimes patchy. But It's it's a solid 4 stars well worth reading.


The End of History and the Last Man
The End of History and the Last Man
by Francis Fukuyama
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly ludicrous. Devoid of anything worth seriously considering intellectually ..., 9 Nov. 2015
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Utterly ludicrous. Devoid of anything worth seriously considering intellectually, other than it's rather impressive (and rather naked) propaganda value - which is all that could possible accounts for its continued prevalence in certain circles.


The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism
The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism
Price: £9.35

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too quickly produced, very quickly outdated, 9 Nov. 2015
Mostly made up of lengthy quotations from Al-Jazeera & Jadaliyya, combined with tenuous links to Iran - clearly the author's preferred subject. Useful as a repository of other sources dealing with the 'Arab Spring' and with some interesting passages - though subsequent events have made many of the claims about new emancipatory geographies and the end of post-colonialism rather laughable.


Kiss Each Other Clean [VINYL]
Kiss Each Other Clean [VINYL]
Price: £29.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Shattered expectations, 2 Mar. 2011
I wasn't expecting alot from this album. I had heard alot about Beam moving even further away for his lo-fi sound I fell in love with than he did even with Shephard's Dog. It's true - there is a large expansive big band sound on the album but somehow this doesn't destroy Beam's ethereal vocals and vision - it enhances it. The beautiful musicality of sections of this album are as evocative in their own way as the simple acoustic melodies of Beam's earlier work.

Highly recommended. Listen through twice and you'll be hooked.


An ESL Teacherýs Handbook For South Korea: What The RECRUITER Probably NEVER Told You
An ESL Teacherýs Handbook For South Korea: What The RECRUITER Probably NEVER Told You
by Paul Friesen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars At £4, not a bargain, 16 Feb. 2009
I am currently considering going to teach English in South Korea for a year, and as such am reading any book or article I can on the subject to get a good idea of what I can expect. When I found this book on amazon I was pleased, as there really is a dearth of any material at all on Korea, and it was very cheap.

I would not recommend this book however. It contains almost no information of any value whatsoever. It has a tiny (just a few pages!) section supposedly covering all you need to know about the culture, people, transportaion, your job (covering barely 1 page) and the rest of the book is taken up by an awful "play" attempting to bring up issues you might face in an aledgedly humorous manner.

Furthermore, it is appalingly written. There are spelling and grammar mistakes on virtually every page. And I mean really really bad grammar mistakes. The author purports to be a Professor. I sincerely doubt it.

I hate to leave such a one-sided review, but I really can't think of anything to recommend the book - other than its price. It is cheap, and it is more or less on its own in its target market. If you really want to glean the few bits of sparse information you can from this book, you haven't lost too much with the £4 price tag. But I wouldn't recommend it. Better information is around and for free on the internet.


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