I have read many reviews of this book and of course, it is a classic, therefore I won't bore you with my review.
I felt it a little presumptuous of the author to call his book "Great" before it was even published; after considerable research I discovered that the original title of this book was just "The Gatsby" and 'Great' was added by Miss Fitzgerald - just to sell her boo...
Where oh where do I start with this review?
First of all I think the writer of this book is obviously "having a laugh" at our, the readers - expense.
Secondly, who on earth would buy this book?
I own a clothes shop, we sell suits, nice suits, but sales have been down, I didn't know if it was due to our opening hours (2.00 am - 4.00 am - Wednesdays only), my sales staff (a mute...
Just who is the secretive Henry V...what does the V stand for? Viktor, Vaughn, Vincent or even Vanessa?
No, seriously, I know that V means 5 in French or some other 'silly' language.
So, my real question about this book is...what happened to parts 1,2,3 and 4 of this series....and will there be a sixth installment?
I wish writers would not start a series of books with the fifth one....s...
This book bears no resemblance to the movie starring Australian actor Russell Crowe!
That said, I would be interested if Crowe, in his role as Noah, wanted to make room on his Ark for kangaroos, wallabies and Koala bears; as I saw none board the ark in the movie.
As an Australian he should really have insisted.
Also, and this is just an observation, did he get a massive discount at Petsm...
This is a book I simply could not put down, due entirely to the fact that I was involved in a rather unfortunate sexual bondage role play game involving 234 rolls of sticky tape.
And a goat.
However, once I managed to remove the goat from my apartment I did read the book.
There are many words I could use to describe this book, fantastic, great, superb, remarkable, outstanding, stupendous...
This book "Hooked" me from page one, one of the only bright memories of a sad childhood plagued by bouts of bed wetting, temper tantrums and soiled underwear......I really wish Grandma hadn't moved in with us....
Peter pan is a kid that never grow up, a bit like Arnold from Different Strokes. However, instead of being adopted by a rich white guy, Peter Pan embarks on a horrendo...
One of my favorite books.
Once I realized it was not a non-fiction book about a census study on a small French Island or a Sesame Street character with a fetish for numbers and in fact a tale of revenge, hidden identities and twists I was pleasantly surprised.
If in fact anyone did compile a census of Monte Cristo, and did indeed count the residents of the small island, I am led to believe t...
This book was a little too deep for my liking. As a shallow sort of guy I was a little out of my depth.
As I read it my heart sank as I plunged into a depression.
I do not like to whale, and I am not fishing for compliments, but this was oceans worse than my book, Seven Leagues Under the Sea.
Anyway, I hope that in the years to come Miss Verne writes other books, she is a talented write...
A Twat is a MASSIVE fan of Steve Martin. He loved him in Parenthood and Parenthood 3 (not so hot on Parenthood 2) and he is utterly hilariously as that guy with the big nose.
A TWAT DID NOT KNOW HE WROTE BOOKS!
Wow! What a talented guy, despite his big nose.
What the list is, A Twat does not know, by A Twat, who is continuing to write in third person, also could write a book about lists...
A Twat wishes his postman would ring once! Many a time A Twat have missed letters and packages because he is too LAZY to ring the doorbell...and he hates A Twat's pack of rottweilers that A Twat allows to roam around in A Twat's yard.
A Twat suggests that A Twat's postman read this book and consider ringing at least once in future!
A Twat liked this book and A Twat has today decided to refer...
Based on the movie me thinks, of the same name, starring John Cusack, Rachel Weisz and Gene Hackman, directed by Gary Fleder.
This isn't the first time Grisham has stolen ideas from movies, then passed them off as 'original novels'.
The Firm, The Client, A Time to Killer, all ripped from the big screen. Is it me? Has no one else noticed?
I think it is now high time that Grisham focus...
I enjoyed it, I am a big fan of any book about Lincoln, but, unfortunately like many biographies about this man NO mention of his vampire hunting youth. If you can get over that then you will enjoy.
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
I thought this was a self help book, as I suffer from one second sex, premature ejaculation, for want of a better phrase.
Unfortunately it wasn't, so the p...
"Hero/heroine Glen Marker sits on Death Row and offers to tell his life story in all its sordid detail in exchange for his last wish: to die in drag!
I understand that Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi made the same request but it was refused.
The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
This is NOT a cookbook on how to do eggs, french fries or any other food that involves hot oil. After I read i...
A complaint waste of time and money.
No mention of Fonzie, No Ralph Malph, No Richie, No Arnold's and not even a whiff of Mr C or Mrs C.
Sorry, and I make NO apologies,to write a book about Happy Days and not include some of the main characters is, quite frankly, idiotic.
Samuel Beckett, sir, I beg you rewrite this nonsense and include the aforementioned characters. You...
Not a biography about an extremely annoying pop star who just moans through his songs, well known for his sample-based electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights...and looks like a bald nerd.
It is about a big whale.
I guess it was my fault, for not reading the title of the book correctly. I thought it was "Moby is a Dick", which of course he is.
Anyway, I re...
I was SO disappointed by this book.
No mention of Disney. No mention of Sea World. No mention of Wet and Wild. Not a whisper about Universal Studios.
Not one hotel recommendation, map or one tip on where to eat.
No clue as to where one could purchase womens clothing that could, say, possibly, fit a man.
No directions to clubs and nightspots that welcomed secret transvestites.
First of all, when did they make Elmo a saint?
Not that he doesn't deserve it.
Let's face it, kids love him, grown ups love him, and it appears now that the Pope loves him!
All that work he does, helping kids read, teaching them to eat healthier, and bringing joy to millions.
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Count von Count, Prairie Dawn, Grover, and Cookie Monster can only pray th...
The Elton John Story by Mark Bego
Okay, I loved this book, I am a big fan of Elton John, fascinating and all that - but it doesn't say if he is gay in real life or just when he is on stage or recording etc. I wish I knew the answer.
Idi Amin by Steve Dougherty
Brilliant in The Butler, fantastic in The Crying Game, loved him in The Shield and great in Good Morning Vietnam - this man des...