Reviews by Leslie

The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

This monumentally boring book is the best cure for insomnia ever invented. As for the philosophy itself -- I cannot imagine how much better off the world would be today if someone had smothered Marx and Engels in their cradles. Horrible book, horrible "manifesto."

Reviewed on 2012.06.01

The Element of Fire

by Martha Wells

You lucky people who can download this for free! The first book I read by Wells was "City of Bones" and was electrified by it. At the time I read "City", "Element of Fire" was her only other novel at the time, and it was out of print. I was so taken by "City" that I decided to invest $40 on a proof copy of "Element" that I found on line. After reading "Element", I felt vindicated for splurging on the $40. And here it is for free! This is an interesting paradigm in itself, where you have no risk but your time investment. Except that you might get hooked on Wells and have to buy/borrow her other books, and get pulled into those... hey, first one's free...!

Reviewed on 2009.04.04

Flatland (illustrated version)

by Edwin A. Abbott

this was the most boring book in the history of books i have read. if you don't like math AT ALL dont read this. Even if you do- still don't read it. YAWN!!

Reviewed on 2004.11.29

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