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Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun and informative, too, January 19, 2013
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I have given several copies of this book to family and friends. It's that much fun to read - either by yourself, or to someone else, preferably someone who has known the English and wondered why they do what they do.


Flashback
Flashback
by Dan Simmons
Edition: Hardcover
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36 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OK action, but reads like a Fox News parody, October 23, 2011
This review is from: Flashback (Hardcover)
I could not get into this book and could not finish it because of Simmond's need to point out at every turn how (a) green energy (b) health care reform (c) research into global warming (d) muslims .... are responsible for the downfall of a once-great America. It gets in the way of the story, and it makes the entire book seem unbelievable. Are all his books like this, or is this intended as a parody?
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Only One Mommy: A Woman's Battle for Her Life, Her Daughter, and Her Freedom: The Lisa Miller Story
Only One Mommy: A Woman's Battle for Her Life, Her Daughter, and Her Freedom: The Lisa Miller Story
by Esq Rena M. Lindevaldsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.05
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40 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who Would Jesus Kidnap?, August 18, 2011
Lisa Miller may be a hero in her own mind, but the fact remains that she kidnapped her child, ignored a court order to relinquish custody, and is currently under investigation by the FBI. Who helped her do this? The Liberty Council, a SPLC-certified hate group, who stand to profit from this book.

If this is meant to inspire anyone, it should be to (a) avoid radical "christian" organizations like the Liberty Council and (b) not follow their advice. Don't buy this book - get it from the library if you must read it.
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Permutation City
Permutation City
by Greg Egan
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, good ideas but some bad editing in paperback edition, February 23, 2008
This is the usual excellent story from Egan, marred only by some persistent typos (the phrase "bail out" is rendered as "bale out" consistently, making me feel that someone ran a spell checker over the text but couldn't be bothered to actually proofread it). That aside, the scope of ideas explored and the consequences of true immortality are intoxicating. "Quarantine" or "Diaspora" are better, I think, but I re-read this one just as often.
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Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games
by Martin Gardner
Edition: CD-ROM
Price: $50.92
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Garner is enlightening and engaging, May 12, 2007
It's always a pleasure to read anything by Martin Gardner. By getting his works on disk, I can have them on my laptop - much easier than books. The only reason I give this collection 4 instead of 5 stars is that I would have liked the books to be in a more searchable format than PDFs - a minor complaint.


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