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Uneven work, which at its best, rivals and even exceeds the two Alice books in quality. However, at other times, it seems disjointed.
10/03/2010
An excellent translation which still glosses over some of the more risque portions of the book. Nevertheless, a great read and a superb collection of short stories.
10/03/2010
An excellent book - but it is a condensation of Frazer's entire work. One of the finest (but outdated) works on the origins and study of religion
10/03/2010
Goes over the top far too often; otherwise a pungent and penetrating book. However, one cannot and does not sympathise with the main character, i.e the Boss
10/03/2010
Almost alone among all major Victorian novelists, Ms. Gaskell deals with the lives of the poor and downtrodden - their lives, hopes, etc. While there have been better writers, few depict rural England in a more realistic manner than Elizabeth Gaskell.
10/03/2010
Mark Whiteway - Epic Sci-Fi Adventure Featuring an Ancient Destructive Technology
FEATURED AUTHOR - Writing SciFi has been a long-held ambition for Mark Whiteway. As a kid, he read everything - H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein, etc., etc. At twelve years old, he wrote a novella. Following that, life intervened, and it was only in April '09 that Mark determined that he wanted to get back to writing. He had several ideas running around in his head for some time, of which the Lodestone concept was probably the strongest. As our Author of the Day, he tells us more about the trilogy.