I read this book after meeting the author during a trip to Washington a few weeks ago.
Mr Hemingway was a delightful chap, 6 feet tall, slim and in his mid thirties.
Originally from Nigeria he told me to check out this book and his other novels. We parted on good terms, I loaned him $5,000, as he had just lost wallet and he told me he would mail me a check.
Being he is a famous author...
I thought (and hoped) that this book would be about a man (or woman) who maybe had had her (or his) arms amputated and (maybe) it would be a lighthearted farce about how he (or she) coped with everyday life without her (or his) limbs.
That would have been a great book, loads of funny situations....alas, I fear, the author missed a golden opportunity to write a classic comedy.
Next time Mr H...
I found this to be a slow read, mainly because the train I was travelling on, when I read this book got held up in a station while the police removed a drunken passenger.
Apparently he had just lost his job and his wife had left him for his brother, who is a dwarf, which was very upsetting.
Anyway, that delayed the train for at least 2 hours, as he put up a good fight, but the cop with the m...
Initially I found this difficult to read as I has mislaid my reading glasses, but once I found them (they were sitting on top of my head) I found reading it easier.
What helped further was replacing a flickering light bulb that was really annoying me.
Thirdly I needed to wait until the bandages were removed from my hands after an incident involving an otter, several boy scouts and a woman na...
I loved this book!
I loved the pig in this book, he was extremely brave and as the title suggest, gallant.
Made me think twice about my future interactions (if I have any) with farmyard pigs.
It really made me hungry though.
After I finished reading it I headed straight to the kitchen and cooked me up some pork sausage and some pork chops and while all that was cooking I made myself a...
My favorite bit of this memoir was when Hadrian decided to build a 2 feet high wall to keep Scottish people out of England that stretched across the country.
Unfortunately it only kept out Scottish dwarfs as the normal sized Scotsmen simply stepped over this ill thought barricade and headed straight to London where they set up home in Tube Stations, drinking whiskey and occasionally throwing u...
I have mixed feelings about this book.
While it provided an adequate description of Paris (though did fail to mention the often aloof and rude Parisians who made NO attempt to speak to me in English, which you would have thought they would have, as when they come to the USA or other English speaking countries we speak to them in English!)and it did provide maps and useful information, for Pari...
Please don't make the same mistake I did.
I purchased this book in the belief it was an expose on the workings of electronic eavesdropping devices as planted by the NSA, CIA, FBI, IRS and KFC.
I was totally wrong.
About 40 pages into this book I realized that this had nothing to do with gadgets, spying or the tapping of phones.
It's about a talking insect, and other talking pests an...
This is NOT a book written about my time as a furniture maker, yes I readily admit that some things were maybe put together a little haphazardly, however I didn't deserve to be fired and then told I was "an imbecile."
Therefore read this book with the knowledge that it isn't about me, or any other craftsman, who makes things that fall to bits.
I have no idea what this book is about but gav...
I was SHOCKED by the title of this book, and for years I avoided it because I thought it was some sort of crude reference to a 13th Commandment given to Moses by God - which involved Moses performing a pleasurable sex act on Mrs Moses.
So I didn't read it.
I have since read it and am happy to report it does NOT have anything to do with Mrs Moses, Moses or an order from God instructing him...
I loved this book! My favorite parts were when a Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home, it was hilarious, I also liked the way that she gets into a lot of trouble, and some of her lines are just excellent!
When she says "I'll shove that phone so far down your throat yo...
I read this book in 1986, while travelling on a train between Birmingham and Plymouth in England.
I recall that the carriage was dirty and a somewhat scruffy and unkempt man with a beard (which had bits of food in it) was sat opposite me. The journey took several hours and the toilets were blocked. I vowed never again to travel on a British train.
I enjoyed the book, which I read in full du...
A very funny story regarding this book. I purchased it to read some years ago, to accompany and entertain me as I crossed the Atlantic aboard an old schooner, where I had sought passage as a paying deckhand.
However, a few days before my intended voyage I was struck down by a mystery illness after my return from a short break to Bangkok, where I met a lovely young lady named Peter.
I had an extremely bad experience while reading this book.
The book had been soaked in acid, and I inadvertently licked my hands after reading the first chapter. For three days I was totally out of it and seeing strange things, such as my brother actually showering, my dad actually working and my wife actually looked marginally attractive.
A crazy false reality.
Of course it was an LSD in...
Unbelievable. Totally unbelievable.
I read this book after I was BETRAYED after telling a close friend a secret.
I thought, wow, he really should have read this book, maybe then he would have kept his big mouth SHUT.
Great book, enjoyed it, but word of warning, if you are a secret cross dresser and like the feel of sheer nylon on your legs, the excitement of wearing panties (secretly)...
In answer to the question posed: I do not know, however if said cheese was in a fridge in the breakroom at work and someone ate it, or took a nibble, then you may want to consider putting your initials on future food items, including cheese, that you place in a communal workplace fridge.
It is a great deterrent.
Unless greedy Margaret Price (yes - I know it is you) works in your building.
Silly me! I got about 75% through this book, was enjoying it immensely, when I realized that this was not the book I thought it was! I was expecting a story about US popular singer/rapper Usher and problems involving a sub contractor who had done some "shoddy" work on his home, resulting in said home collapsing and poor Usher being crushed to death.
If you are expecting a tale about the destruc...
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