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AQA English Language B AS: Student's Book
AQA English Language B AS: Student's Book
by Alan Pearce
Edition: Paperback

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The essential textbook, 27 Mar. 2009
I am currently taking AS English Language so I decided to get the textbook created for the new specification (my school gave us the old books, which wasn't too great for revision). It covers all the points needed for both exam and coursework, and includes all the proper terminology you need to use. Obviously, it is not something I would want to read, but for the purposes of the course it has become very well valued.


Gogol Three Plays: The Government Inspector; Marriage; The Gamblers (World Classics)
Gogol Three Plays: The Government Inspector; Marriage; The Gamblers (World Classics)
by Nikolai Gogol
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.68

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible translation, 27 Mar. 2009
I'm sure that these plays were once good, the ideas are sound, but the translation was just terrible. The lines were reduced to corny english sayings such as "talks the hind legs off a donkey" (which I cannot imagine anyone saying in Russian). I just did not get the feeling that these plays took place in St Petersburg aside from the occasional mention of Roubles.
If you want to read these plays, I would recommend that you buy a different translation, unless you want to hear a 18th Century Russian Mayor utter the words "engaged my a**"


How to Knit: The Definitive Knitting Course: The Definitive Knitting Course Complete with Step-by-step Techniques, Stitch Libraries and Projects for Your Home and Family
How to Knit: The Definitive Knitting Course: The Definitive Knitting Course Complete with Step-by-step Techniques, Stitch Libraries and Projects for Your Home and Family
by Debbie Bliss
Edition: Paperback

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware..., 1 Nov. 2008
although this book is good for learning the basics of knitting, most of the projects are for children, which was unexpected. Based on the contents page i assumed that there were SOME projects for children's clothing but that the majority would be for adults. it however turns out that the word "child's" in the titles of the projects is dropped after the first two or three projects. There are some patterns for adult clothing and home furnishings, however the majority, including all but one of the sweaters are for children aged 1-6.


The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger
Edition: Paperback

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST book I have ever read., 12 Feb. 2008
This review is from: The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
I first started reading this book out of simple curiousity: it had no synopsis on the back. The fact is that there is no real plot, and although others think that there is no point in a book with no story, i love it.
It gives a wonderful insight into the life and mind of a 16 year old boy and by the end of the book I felt like i really knew Holden better than anybody in real life. I was able to identify so well with Holden, which i rarely get with many books. i think that the people who dislike this book are "the Phonies" who always felt like they fit in with the world and they fail to understand the thoughts of Holden.
The way it is written is incredible, it was like having a conversation: Holden would start telling you about one thing, and then sort of get sidetracked by another thought and really get into that. with some books you begin reading about something and you stick on that same thread for a really long time, with The Catcher In The Rye this doesn't happen. its awesome.
The only fault i can find with this book is that for weeks after reading it, i went around calling everyone a "goddam phoney," which does get a little annoying after a while.
In conclusion, read it. it is the best book you will read for a long time. no matter how many times i read it, it remains fresh and has a huge impact on me.
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