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7 March 2014. People are campaigning against Amazon for the many ruinous ways they affect our community.

Updated 18 August 2013 I don't know why this is hard to understand, but when you are buying from Amazon,...more

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notgettingenough notgettingenough said: "I'm reading this to see whether Manny's bright 16 year old eye or Paul Bryant's jaundiced 20 year old's was right.

Blow by blow as I plough through it, so more to come....

1) Ballard: Paul 1 Manny 0

Paul is so right. A dreary story and I fail to see wha...more

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notgettingenough and 2 other people liked Tuck's review of Total Chaos:
Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo
" izzo comes with reputation, and its well earned in these 3 great southern france noirs. Manny wondered if the englsih translations were any good. apparently they are not. how DOES one translate colloquialisms well? especially if the translator doe... " Read more of this review »
"David wrote: "notgettingenough wrote: "Have you seen either of the film versions, David, and if so, what are your thoughts?"

Yep! I've actually seen 3
notgettingenough and 19 other people liked David's review of The Great Gatsby:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
" You can basically divide people who have not read a novel since high school into two camps: (1) those whose "favorite book" is this, The Great Gatsby, and (2) those who champion Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. These tend to be bitter camps, and... " Read more of this review »
Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
" I will readily acknowledge that I am something of a shallow reader. If a work has complex layers of meaning, I am probably not the one to sort them out. On the other hand, there may be times when those who do perceive all the complexities may be f... " Read more of this review »
notgettingenough and 3 other people liked David's review of Chess Story:
Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
" 'Chess Story' or 'Royal Game'
Matters not, it is the same
Of monomanic Czech champ
And survivor of death camp
Playing a simple game o' chess
To discover who's best.
But much deeper than that
(I've made 't sound flat).
It's richest psychology
Of cryptic Dok... " Read more of this review »
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"Mike wrote: "Question: If bridge is more your thing, why the Chess pic? (Yes, I realize you also play a high-level Chess game.) ..."

Long story Mike. I...more
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I could only diminish the impact of this book by describing it. Suffice to say one English reviewer said it should have won the Booker - it was merely shortlisted alongside Oryx and Crake - and whilst I have not read the winner of that year, it must...more
"Joodith wrote: "It is really odd to me that someone would retract a bid simply because he found something he disliked about the author! Strange, parti...more "
Nightwork by Irwin Shaw
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here are lots of personal reasons for my declining to take my nose out of this over the couple of days it took to read. Much of it takes place in Switzerland, where I live. The main character other than the narrator is a hustler, and that includes br...more
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Asian (Cooking, Food & Wine)
17 chapters   —   updated Oct 11, 2012 11:48PM
Description: Food of various descriptions from around my neck of the woods.
All things Indian (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Description: Indian recipes
food and love (Nonfiction)
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Things with Rice (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Description: rice dishes
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