Humanities

Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country

Review: Note that this review is for the audio book narrated by Michael York. As for the book itself, this is the type of literature that I feel helps expand me as a human being. Paton does a great job of putting me in the shoes of several diverse people going through very difficult situations and helping me see all sides of the racial issues that were occurring in South Africa after World War II.

First of all, I was able to see and feel what the natives were going through with the minority tak... Read more

Regulation 19 (Deadlock Trilogy)
Regulation 19 (Deadlock Trilogy)

Review: PT does a wonderful job with his first book. Easy to read, moves along fast, movie like at times, a bit of wodunit, a lot of mystery and suspense, surprising twists and turns, strong characters both men and women, and cliffhangers.

A great start to what may turn out to be a fun series. My kudos to PT for writing a fantastic book. Great cover too.

PT has also recorded this process of writing this book over on youtube. Check it out: [...]

Disclaimer: PT is a friend, but books ... Read more

Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1
Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1

Review: Trying to learn piano on my own was not working out, so I've started up with a teacher I like a lot, and she recommended this book. I like that it's getting me all over the keyboard early on. Even though it's Beginner level, the music is interesting and varied, and it provides nice little duets to play with my teacher. Finally, I feel like I'm making progress. Read more

A Room with a View (Dover Thrift Editions)
A Room with a View (Dover Thrift Editions)

Review: E.M. Forster is one of the sassiest, naughtiest writers I've read. His satire is on a par with Chekhov's, and just as poignant. Due to the subject matter I also couldn't avoid thinking of Henry James: although I think James is less skilled, and way more tedious with his language and plotlines, as if he hated his characters, and saw them as nothing more than metaphors. Forster is warmer, rosier, fleshier. The only sad thing about all of this is that I discovered him so late. Where had E.M. Forste... Read more

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Review: I would have given it a 5 star rating but the list isn't correct. There are two movies that are in the book but are not in the checklist at the beginning of the book: Shadow of A Doubt and The Dark Knight. Read more

Middlemarch
Middlemarch

Review: A vast cast of characters in an English town and its surrounding countryside cope with the challenges of love and marriage, as well as politics, propriety, and money. Past misdeeds come back to haunt the characters and illusions are shattered.
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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

Review: It came extremely recommended and I just found it alright. The famous lobster essay, was second to the essay on the bit of new journalism he did in his coverage of the porno Oscars in Las Vegas. A very crafty writer who doesn't mind coming up out of the text and challenging the reader. He's also not afraid to write with flair. I'll read him again. Read more

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (7th Edition)
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (7th Edition)

Review: Other ratings said that there was definitions of some of the old world words at the bottom of the pages which is why I bought this particular version. There is not, the defintions are in the back of the book which make it harder to read for someone not versed in old English. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. Read more

King Lear
King Lear

Review: King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear is Shakespeare's finest tragedy and it is Shakespeare's most psychologically dark tragedy. King Lear is an intensive study of human nature. Read more

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading - How to Read a Book
The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading - How to Read a Book

Review: the educational system in brazilian schools have drifted perhaps irremediably from the liberal arts. the situation is so bad, we ended up not far from african countries at civil war in international test scores. by
appealing to the foundations of the intelectual thinking, this book shows the way to the higher strata. Read more

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