Claire's resourcefulness and intelligent sensitivity make the love-conquers-all, happily-ever-after ending seem a just reward.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, but only to certain people. The book has offensive language and explains harsh treatments of the natives. It not a grotesque explanation, but the reader is left knowing the natives are tortured and beaten, treated as objects.
...this is not really suitable as a children’s book...If you can see past this...The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn is a cracking good book, without being too long.
...another writer has accused him of plagiarism. In strongly denying this, Brown employed a striking defence: that the points of overlap were clichés which were part of the genre...This admission of unoriginality may further anger readers...
...surprising emotion...Readers yet to discover the story of Oz will find a wholly original vision in this edition.
This well-known story marks the beginning of perhaps the greatest, possibly most influential, and certainly the most world-famous Victorian English fiction, a book that hovers between a nonsense tale and an elaborate in-joke.
Pip’s path lies in a different direction. Rereading the end of Great Expectations...I’m reminded of how moving his part is. Of all the characters, he has the most to learn...That may not be unexpected. But it’s deeply satisfying, all the same.
Only Time Will tell is a cracking good read...a multiple narrative allows Harry’s story to unfold on a variety of levels giving impetus to the plot as well as extra depth and insight into the characters.
Bram Stoker's Dracula...appears in an abridged edition with haunting pencil illustrations in gray and red that seem to mysteriously dissolve into the darkness. Glossy pages bordered in red, make the book look as if it has been dipped in blood, offering delectably spinetingling trappings to the classic tale.
Part adventure story, part memoir, but most important, a love story, this entertaining and joyous book proves that dog really is man’s best friend and vice versa.
The Annotated Sense and Sensibiity is a lovely addition to any Austen-philes’s collection, and a wonderful way for readers to immerse themselves not only in the timeless story, but in the customs of 19th century rural England.
It was a sad story but do read the story to find out more if there is a happy ending. I enjoyed this book...
If I'm ever stranded on our imaginary desert isle I hope I have a trunkful of books. But if I can only take one I think Pride and Prejudice just might be it.
There’s an undeniable authenticity that comes through in Cat Daddy; its confessional nature and raw, often lyrical, prose are sure to resonate with a broad audience.
I won't lie to you. The book is a hard one to fathom. But Crime and Punishment merits a place on your bookshelf and a place in your mind. Even being able to say honestly that you've read it is worth something...
Given Bowen’s inherent decency, he might well have turned things around even without his feline friend, but he convincingly makes the case that Bob was the cat-alyst.
... her prose is a bit on the dull and repetitive side.
Rin Tin Tin is impeccably researched and full of details of Hollywood, television and American life. Lee’s war experience, the rescue of Rin Tin Tin, and the parts he played in movies are the most compelling sections of the book.
Sharp-eyed readers may note that in places the seams in this patchwork quilt are a little clumsy. A tougher editor might have clamped down on some of Mr Bryson's lazy habits, such as the tiresome re-use of the phrase “very real”.