As you will read, the 4 and 5 star ratings all come from emotionally dominated saps. Search out the 1 or 0 star ratings to get a realistic review before you waste your money and time on this overrated treatise. All who did like it, go back to watching Oprah and Rosie. Your opinions in the literary world are so much fluff. A charter member of the deep bitterness society.
The rave reviews are a joke, right? How about turning a monkey loose with a word processor. I've tried that and contrary to popular belief, monkeys can't even type.
Angela's Ashes was so amazing i dont kno where to start. This memoir was beautifully written. I laughed with Frank, and cried for him. Unfortunatly after reading this book i stopped reading in general because i was unable to find anything topping Angela's Ashes. This is a must read for all mature readers. Just think of all the books that this reviewer is missing.
I DID NOT WANT TO READ THIS BOOK AT ALL. I TOLD THE PERSON WHO WANTED ME TO READ IT, IT'S NOT MY STYLE. WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS THANKS BUDDY THIS BOOK WAS A CLASSIC. THIS IS ONE BOOK WHERE THOSE STUFFY BOOK PEOPLE ARE RIGHT. THE BOOK IS FANTASTIC. GIVE IT A TRY YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED. Stuffy Book People is so going to be the name of my first album.
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Thursday, October 23, 2003
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
It's kind of hard to feel sympathy for the protagonist of this novel, an old man who likes to bed young girls and worries that his status as a grandfather will make him unattractive.
If dirty old men were exterminated, the world would be a better place. They should foist their sagging, decaying flesh on women their own age. I'm sorry I spent money on this book.
Nothing personal to the reviewers below but Coetzee's book speaks for itself. It's called literature, and there's more up for grabs than a tricky plot. If the Booker peeps aren't good enough for you, hunt and peck below and hopefully screw up a clean and disturbing read. But how could people use Amazon as a homework resource? Heretic!
If there is one book of any I wish we had not read I would choose this book or one just like it. I guess u can choose for yourself but I dont need stories as much as I need basics. For example, food, water and clean air. I was hoping this book or maybe at least now. Just look at chapter headings and type prints. We should not devote so much time and commities to even reach your time to be dealing wot. Now I read and read. You think I read more because Im reviewer of this. Im not even thinking about what you think. Just guess the ending. No, I can't guess what you are thinking.
This is the worst book I have ever begun. It shows how men have exploited and still are exploiting women by making them into pitiful, silly, and utterly stupid characters that never have the opportunity, disire or hutzpa to learn from their mistakes. This book is a clear example why women are still being exploited by men. It was so predictable, I couldn't read any more after chapter 10. Perhaps Mr. Lamb should write a book about a male character, that is exploited beyond belief and try to make it a best seller. It seems that most men writing about men make the characters appear to be heros. ---------------------------------------------------------------------
I have read so many reviews of this book stating how halarious it is.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
Take a deep breath.
Tough, sweet words. Thank you. I was simply abused. It takes a dark, sweet moment when the din of th party is loud. The child is small and quiet is surrounding the ears of the child. The man is not really scary but, familiar. The party grows lowder ....... A 5 star review.
Howdy. My name is Cletus and I live down on the farm in Alabammy. I done never read no books before. I ain't much for the written word, see. But my hero Oprah told me to read this here book, and I done so, and it done changed my life for the better. Yessiree, I could just sit out on the porch and pet ol' Scooter (that there's my hound dog, see) and just read this book till the dinner bell done rung. I hereby recommend this here extry special novel for all of y'all that ain't got round to readin' it just yet. Take it from your pals Cletus and Oprah: y'all willn't be sorry.
"Some folk'll never lose a toe, but then again some folk'll..."
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Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Well, it's a girl's world. The world of Gloria Steinem and popular feminism, as distilled on the TV (including CBC shows, not all fundamentalist Hollywood garbage) of my youth is GONE. Now the girls run the show. You're not allowed to call them sluts. And it's impossible to call them virgins. They're all doing Rhett Butler. So what are they? Idiots. If you want your daughter to growing up thinking that she has to bully people to get what she wants, that she has to side with bullies, that ignorance and violence are good, I heartily recommend this book.
Hope you like the Gangstas. It's what you deserve.
this book is so scary! i hated it! the man and the women kissed and it made me feel scared even though i am a big boy im 12 years old already and this stupid book scared me! if you dont want to end up pissing in your pants like me.. then dont read this book... e-mail me with your opinions. but beware this book is some pretty serious stuff
Oh, crackle. The times are too and the heat is. This takes 100 pages for ANYTHING to happen. That's genius. I'd a never have the guts to do that until now. Know me and use me. I'm made of torhudidite an' if ya got a problem with it, wear protection you wussle. I see the picture and they kick. I see the ad on an ad and the dolphin lost a friend. Take that. Okay then.
This book is cryptic and retarted, it should be burned. P.S. your mom is good... Why do people have such a book-burning fixation?
SIDDHARTHA by HERMAN HESS
Yes, we have that figured out by now.
There's something about its mediocrity which makes it so good. It never tries too hard. It should be read in one day. The backhanded compliment.
i read siddartha for my english class, and i loved it. i hate the narrow minded people out there who think its boring.---------------------------------------
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Friday, October 10, 2003
All the reviews in this book are a lie! The gormless individuals who liked this book are unassuming maladroits! This book was so boring and juvenile (PG 13ish), I was surprised they said it was shocking! I feel bad that I even finished this book, and because of it, I'm taking shock therapy!DO NOT READ THIS NOVEL
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Monday, October 06, 2003
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Well, I tried to read this book because I had to read a 12th grade reading level book because thats the level I read at, but I was bored from the start. It starts in words, but by the third page all I was seeing was "Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. . ."
Then the little house blew up in flames and my interest was rekindled. But, disgustingly, I was turned off by this book because he peed on the flames to put them out. That is just totally gross. I immediately put down the book and honestly wished I could burn it.
If you want an actual GOOD book, try Lord of the Rings or The Count of Monte Christo. Don't bother with this rubbish that somehow was published.
What more could I possibly add?
This book is definitely not the fuzzy, adorable story of big people, little people, and talking horses that currently rests in the popular perception. Sure, it has some interesting scenes and sharp satire. But the Houyhnhnm section of the book (roughly the last fourth) is an unending, unrelenting, anti-human, anti-technology diatribe worthy of Hobbes, Rosseau or Nietzsche. Swift's philosophy apparently is that we should all know our place in the world and never try to improve it; we should live close to the land and shun technology; we should live in simple huts and contemplate good, pure thoughts while communing with nature. If Swift were alive today he'd be living in Montana, sending mailbombs to college professors.
Swift's manner of exposition on human shortcomings is also particularly blunt, cheap, and crude. It's a formula repeated by many authors: first, create mythological creatures (talking horses in this case). Second, bestow them with superhuman qualities. Third, compare human beings to the creatures. Fourth, rant on and on about how humans come up short. The technique is boring, unsatisfying, underhanded, unilluminating, unrealistic, unhelpful, and obnoxious.
So if you do decide to read this book, my recommendation is to read the first two voyages only, and leave the rest in your bathroom in case you run out of toilet paper.
I'll bet that he'd also eat babies.
Hi my name is robin and i'm doing a school work at gullivers travels if you find a good page mail it to me I have a strong urge to tear a page out of an old magazine and mail it to somebody now.