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Crime and Punishment (English Subtitled)
Crime and Punishment (English Subtitled)
DVD
Price: $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Have you read the book? Do yourself a small favor and watch this...., January 24, 2016
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Essential watching for Dostoyevsky readers. Watch book characters come to the screen and see how it varies from your mind's reading of this major Russian novel. Made, acted and presented in Russian with subtitles yet engrossing because of dilemma the former student is going through after his crime (not a spoiler). Watching this could never replace reading the brilliant but necessary book but adds to the experience on the physiological menace of guilt then and now. Period piece with strong and witty acting, insight to former times in a foreign country and pre-modern times. If you read the book years ago this will bring that back with pang in the stomach rather than the gut retching reading of the guilty mind workings in the book. Worth the watch but resonates why we read.


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VonHaus Canvas Wardrobe Black

4.0 out of 5 stars It worked, November 16, 2013
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It worked! Even a not so talented carpenter can install in an afternoon. Just in time for the game time.


Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand (Patented)
Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand (Patented)
Offered by Rain Design, Inc.
Price: $44.90
74 used & new from $34.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Space saving, November 16, 2013
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Gives more space on the desk to stores drives under unit. Sturdy and good looking .........get one for yourself ok


Nox
Nox
by Anne Carson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $31.24
83 used & new from $16.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nix is why books are still published, December 25, 2012
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This review is from: Nox (Hardcover)
a very clever pice of work and intertwined with word and visuals. Anne Carson is brilliant thinker and visual artist


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Sony BCTRX Battery Charger for X/G/N/D/T/R and K Series Batteries (Black)
Price: $31.00
30 used & new from $20.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sony charger is answer to travelers, December 25, 2012
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compact and effecient- why didn't sony include in camera purchase! this little gem word like a charm and fits in travel case.


The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
by Eric Weiner
Edition: Hardcover
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Bliss than Piss from this Grump, December 31, 2007
In your heart of hearts you KNOW he won't tell you where to find bliss, you can guess only you and your significant other(s) can do that...but all the same the journey was funny, witty, insightful and only occasionally grumpy. I overlooked my envy at his expense paid travels and just concentrated on his enchanting insights with other people of other lands and how they viewed being happy. It's a hard thing for westerners to categorize. Comparing Seattle in 90's to the Renaissance though was over the top and using the word vacuum when referring to the English instead of "hoovering" (there was only one real vacuum and it was a Hoover!) should have never got past the editor. I do think the English are happier then Eric lead us to believe. God, why would anyone go to Slough! I can tell you they are in bliss when they are hovering though. I think I actually sniggered several times at this reflections on why people do what they do as humans
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Black Swan Green
Black Swan Green
by David Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.00
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An real English novel, May 26, 2007
This review is from: Black Swan Green (Paperback)
So many "English" novels pamper to an American audience- not David Mitchell in Black Swan Green. This journey through eyes and mind of a thirteen year boy in the middle of England explores the small village life and the how he moves from kid to teenager. The story highlights English life not only with idioms and slang only heard in the UK but behavior that is exclusive to the English. Any US reader should be fascinated with his language and ability to create a world not seen by many of us. Dissimilar than American novels on coming of age (Cather in Rye/ Ferris Beach/ This Boys Life) in that Mitchell provides details on Jason's English way of life at his age are remarkably and significantly different that what an American boy or girl would observe. We may remember our youth as a boring time...not so for this village and its varied characters that move Jason through age 13 in a month by month awakening. I'd say it's an epic, but nobody says epic any more in the village of Black Swan Green, not in Jason's world anyway...


The Wind Will Carry Us
The Wind Will Carry Us
DVD ~ Behzad Dorani
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow and methodical but beautiful view of another world, March 19, 2006
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Slow and methodical but beautiful view of another world. There is not much happening but the joy of watching people in a world so unlike mine was wonderful. The simple acts of smoking and shaving seem to become inspiration of a movie that looks at what is good and what is evil, not in George W's view but from ordinary country people in Iran. I was glad to view this distant world but it may be too slow for many, you have to be in the proper frame of mind to enjoy this one.


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