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Sermons on the Card

by Hugh Latimer

An amazing explanation for the fall that sweeps into a convicting sermon on 'thall shalt not kill.'

Really incredible.

Reviewed on 2013.07.30

The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green

by Cuthbert Bede

i downloaded this book because i was looking for somethimg light and funny to read. i only read about 20pages because i couldnt stand the typos. i know it is a free book and i can handle more than most people, but this was like every other paragraph.
also, the actual writing style was hard to follow because there are two characters (father and son) called «mr. green» and you dont always know who's who. i hate to give such a low rating but i have personally done kindle books myself and i know it could have been done much better.

Reviewed on 2011.08.17

The Little Minister

by James M. Barrie

A good book, long-winded but not wastefully so. The story is cinematic, and I believe was actually made into a movie once. One gets a real feel for the Scottish Dissenting church(es) as one follows the "little minister" into the adventure and romance which neither he nor the reader expects. Memorable characters and actual historical background are woven into this cliff-hanger -- with JM Barrie's signature originality and humor. Good for a very long plane ride.

Reviewed on 2009.09.22

Her Father's Daughter

by Gene Stratton Porter

This book was an interesting coming-of-age love story set in California during the first part of the 20th century when there was much concern over the 'yellow peril'. I generally love anything by this author because of the sweet stories and extensive emphasis on nature. However, this particular book contains a lot of racisim and white supremacy (in a very toned down manner). After recently completing a college course in Japanese Imperialism, it was interesting to see a more personal look at how the anti-Japanese sentiment manifested itself in the US during this era. Remember, historically, the US placed American citizens of Japanese descent living on the West Coast in interment camps during WWII. Excellent plot, if you can put the racist sentiments in their historical context.

Reviewed on 2006.01.08

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