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Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss

The narrative in this book is very descriptive, and the narrative brings back the warm cozy feeling of someone reading a story to you. The family are quite amazing, and the story is very realistic. This story casts a spell over you as you read, and if you cannot read it you should try to get an audio version. Leave watching the movies as a very last resort, as the magic is diminished leaving a barely watchable old movie...

Some people might be bored with this. The language is intricate, and only suitable for people who learned some English in school. For people who cannot imagine a meaning for words like 'reproached' then I think perhaps choose from the library section for children aged 6-9. As with studies of people playing facebook games shows, the brain works hard for the first few seconds, and then ticks over barely staying awake - such are the skills of most of the current generation. I read this book when I was 11 years old, and never forgot it.

Reviewed on 2011.01.18

Silas Marner

by George Eliot

This is a great book. It's about a man who regains his humanity by the loss of his wealth. A short and worthwhile read.

Reviewed on 2010.01.30

The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

this book is informational and allows new insight to be born. but you must remember that the idea of communism has failed and due to the human nature of competition a classless society is doomed to fail. also after deep analysis it is shown that creating a classless society will lead to thee distruction of peoples will to advance

Reviewed on 2009.02.03

100%: The Story of a Patriot

by Upton Sinclair

100% is Sinclair at his best. Sinclair proves himself a great author who just happens to be a socialist, not the other way around.

Reviewed on 2005.06.17

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