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Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands
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Aug 02, 2011

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Freak Talent Baffles Researchers

Scientists at the world-famous Goodreads Institute of Bodice-Ripping Studies say they are "baffled" by a man who is able to evaluate a book simply by picking it up and riffling through it for five seconds.

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message 1: by Whitaker (new)

Whitaker Ah, the rainman of books.


message 2: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Whitaker wrote: "Ah, the rainman of books."

Hey, you're right! I bet there's a movie in this.


notgettingenough I just have to say, I've been chuckling all day over this. Hilarious.


notgettingenough I mean...

Obviously there isn't really a man who could do that? I mean, it IS a joke, isn't it?


message 5: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny notgettingenough wrote: "Obviously there isn't really a man who could do that? I mean, it IS a joke, isn't it?"

I understand that Uri Geller claims to be able to do it blindfolded while simultaneously bending two spoons. He wouldn't lie to us, would he?


message 6: by Marvin (last edited Aug 03, 2011 07:20AM) (new)

Marvin Personally, covers like that send me screaming to my well-worn copy of Debbie Does Dallas: The Novelization.


message 7: by Autumn (new)

Autumn I thought that it was The Amazing Kreskin that could bend spoons with his mind. I could be mistaken.


message 8: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny The spoonbending seems to be well-documented. I must confess that I'm still a little sceptical about the instant literary criticism, but what do I know?


message 9: by Autumn (new)

Autumn I liked your prereview of what appears to be a trashy novel. I never would have noticed the book unless you pointed it out. Thanks. :)


message 10: by Marvin (new)

Marvin As evidenced by this clip from The Tonight Show, Uri also has the uncanny ability to know when a set has been rigged against magic tricks in a instance.


message 11: by Brad (new)

Brad Shit. I was going to mention Geller, and then I get to message 5 and there's Geller, so then I thought, "Amazing Kreskin" and I hit message 7 and there's Kreskin. Who's left? The Great Ravine?

Hilarious, as always, Manny.


message 12: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Thank you Brad! Clearly, every self-respecting mentalist in town will have added this to his act by the time we hit the Christmas season. Most likely before Thanksgiving.


message 13: by Katie (new)

Katie Winkler You amuse me. Ha!


message 14: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye notgettingenough wrote: "I mean...

Obviously there isn't really a man who could do that? I mean, it IS a joke, isn't it?"


I assumed Manny was the man, more importantly I assumed he was "really a man" and a savant to boot.


message 15: by Trice (new)

Trice the trick is to realize... there is no book


message 16: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Trice wrote: "the trick is to realize... there is no book"

I like your Zen take on it. There is no book, and no reader. And no romance either.

But, somehow, I still feel there are nipples. I have not yet reached Enlightenment.


message 17: by Ian (new)

Ian "Marvin" Graye When it comes to breasts, there's a limit to the appeal of non-attachment.


message 18: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Ian wrote: "When it comes to breasts, there's a limit to the appeal of non-attachment."

Philip Roth and Woody Allen have both in different ways done their best to push that limit, but I think you're right.


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