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Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs
Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs
by John Lydon
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific autobio by one of the founding fathers of punk, October 16, 1998
Unfortunately, with all of the hype concerning the infamous Sex Pistols, their rapid rise and just as rapid decline and break-up, people have a tendency to forgot about the people involved in the band. Although Johnny Rotten is probably the most well-known member of the Pistols (I say probably because Sid Vicious is, quite possibly, more well-known), he is often seen as little more than a "punk rock" icon. In this book, he sets it straight, as he sees it. It is an incredibly good read, and Lydon (his real last name) is brutally honest about his home life, his childhood, his inclusion into the Pistols and the breakup and demise of the Pistols. The book is, at times, depressing, touching and upsetting, but it is always entertaining and, surprisingly, incredibly funny. Lydon is a very witty guy, and he holds nothing back in this autobio. Definately recommend for anyone interested in the man, the Pistols or punk in general.


Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible
Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible
by Joseph Telushkin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $22.18
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply incredible, January 23, 1998
I am halfway through this book, and I must say, it is one of the greatest explorations of the characters and events in the Hebrew Bible I have ever had the pleasure to read. Mixing a summary of the basic story with traditional Rabbinical teachings on the significigance and reason for the events and characters, along with answers to questions readers may face about certain Biblical texts, Rabbi Telushkin provides an excellent guide to the Old Testament.


Age of Reason
Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine
Edition: Library Binding
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that opened my mind, December 10, 1997
This review is from: Age of Reason (Library Binding)
In The Age Of Reason, Paine writes a terrific rebuttal of the foundation of the Christian religion. Paine, a deist, had no respect for the god of the Judeo-Christian belief system, nor for the religion itself, and in this classic work makes points concerning the Bible and the history of Christianity that, to this day, have not been touched by Christian apologists. Truly a masterpiece.


Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Works of Shakespeare
Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Works of Shakespeare
by Rafael Palacios
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable reference to the Bard!, December 9, 1997
I've just started looking through this massive volume, but it is simply incredible. Asimov offers no real commentary to the tales; what he DOES do, however, is much more useful, especially in this day and age. He gives information on the variety of historical backgrounds for Shakespeare's plays, explains the meaning of references to myth and legend in the Bard's works, and includes maps to better understand the geography of the land. This is truly an invaluable resource for someone interested in the most accurate interpretation of Shakespeare's works.


The Hobbit
The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite book!, November 25, 1997
This review is from: The Hobbit (Paperback)
I remember when I was in 4th grade and my English teacher began to read the Hobbit to the class. Immediately I was drawn into this incredible story; it was *certainly* like nothing else I'd ever read! Even when the teacher stopped reading it for class, I'd skip lunch and recess just to hear him read this story.
Fast forward. I am 19 years old now, and I just finished this book for the 3rd time. I still find it surprising that this book is really that good. Of all the things I liked when I was in 4th grade, the Hobbit is the only thing that I still like - no, love - today. TRULY a great book. You discover new things in the story each time you read it. Even after the third time, it still is a *truly* enjoyable book to read.

Children's literature? No, children's literature nowadays is along the lines of "Goosebumps" or "Sweet Valley High." This isn't ANYTHING like today's "children's literature." Steer your kids away from the Goosebumps tales and get this book for them!


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