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The Very Best of Charles de Lint
The Very Best of Charles de Lint
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection of short stories from a great writer!, July 9, 2015
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As always, De Lint manages to delight the reader. I had seen some of these stories in the author's collection <i>Dreams Underfoot</i>, the short story collection of his that I think is his best,. Others were entirely new to me. I recommend the collection as a good bargain, especially for those who are new to De Lint or only know him from the novels.


Freedom's Just Another Word for People Finding Out You're Useless
Freedom's Just Another Word for People Finding Out You're Useless
by Scott Adams
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Season of Dilbert, October 30, 2009
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Scott Adams is still going strong. It includes the sequence where Dogbert hits Dilbert with a rock, damaging his moral compass so that he becomes eligible for the fast track to management, and the ensuing trial. The book contains 120 pages of cartoons, weekly and Sunday, from the newspaper comic strip.


Love Conquers All
Love Conquers All
by Roseanne Williams
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fine collection of humorous short pieces., November 17, 2004
This review is from: Love Conquers All (Paperback)
"Love Conquers All," by Robert Benchley, is a collection of 63 short humor that appeared in magazines prior to 1922. We have a handful of funny reviews of books that are probably no longer available (but you don't need to know about the book to laugh at the review) such as "Measure Your Mind," or "Those Dangerously Dynamic British Girls." There are a few parodies of opera plots, always a hard thing to do since opera plots are so fundamentally absurd anyway, but Benchley manages it nicely.

There are also a few pieces on how to watch various sports; "How to Watch a Chess Match," "Watching Baseball," and "The Score in the Stands" are all a trifle dated but still amuse. Students who go home for Christmas will understand "Home for the Holidays," even though it is quite out of date too; the humor endures even though many of the references are out of date (dress-studs?).

All in all, a wonderful book even though some of the humor is a little hard to get to.
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Of All Things! (Common Reader Editions)
Of All Things! (Common Reader Editions)
by Robert Benchley
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Benchley never fails to please., November 17, 2004
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This collection of Benchley's writings, appearing in magazines prior to 1920 or so, pleases the reader on several levels. There are articles whose humor hasn't faded in the 80 or more years since they were written such as "Coffee, Megg and Ilk," or "The Passing of the Orthodox Paradox," containing a nice parody of Oscar Wilde's plays. I think these are as funny to us as they were to the readers when they were written. There are others, such as "Lesson Number One," that tells about learning to drive at a time when an automobile was as exotic a possession as, say, a home computer in the early 1990s. These are funny in a different way, and I enjoyed reading them even though the things they laugh at are decades out of date.

Anyone who has suffered through learning to play bridge will enjoy "Not According to Hoyle," and those who sympathize with the record number of Americans finding it hard to pay all their bills will delight in "Turning Over a New Ledger Leaf." Those who read old literature will get a kick out of his pastiche of annotated Shakespeare in "Shakespeare Explained," and anybody who has read a novel in which the plot is advanced by letters exchanged between two viewpoint characters will laugh at "When Genius Remained Your Humble Servant."

All in all, an excellent collection of humor writings not available elsewhere.


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