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Oyewole Akande "oyewoleak" (Madrid, Spain)

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Snobbery: The American Version
Snobbery: The American Version
by Joseph Epstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great, 24 Sept. 2010
I brought this book as I had read his essay "In a Snob Free Zone" and loved it. It is included as a chapter in this book.

However not all the chapters were as nice. Many repeated materials from others chapters and there were too many quotations distracting from the flow on the book.

On the bright side, it is a well written book. Mr. Epstein is a good writer who has the rare ability of being able to laugh at himself. The book is also an incisive look at the present celebrity age and how shallow everything has become.

In summary, I would recommend this book as 3 or 4 chapters are top quality.... Snobbery material.

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweeney, the very last word in barbering, 13 Feb. 2009
I like this musical because of the classical Victorian English and its great sense of humour.

I also like the fact that Mr Todd is so single minded, even if it is for a bloody purpose...

The singing is quite good, especially when one considers that these people are not professional singers.

You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir
You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir
by Wole Soyinka
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, 21 Oct. 2007
I really like this book. I usually don't like Wole Soyinka's works, because they are so unreadable, unless you have a degree in English of course.

However this book is unlike his other works. It tells the story of the rape of Nigeria by the Military through the life and the personal encounters of the author.

A must have in any library

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