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Max and 8 other people liked Kavita's review of In Ethiopia with a Mule:
In Ethiopia with a Mule by Dervla Murphy
"Dervla Murphy started her travelling career in 1965, travelling from Ireland to India on a cycle. After this, she travelled to many different places and is now one of the renowned travelogue writers. In Ethiopia with a Mule is her fourth book in w..." Read more of this review »
Broad Band by Claire L.  Evans
"I enjoyed this historical review of computer technology and the origins of the Internet. You've likely heard of Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper, but past that was mostly new territory for me. I liked the author's style and depth of research. She tak..." Read more of this review »
Max made a comment on Dan’s review of Cheever
Cheever by Blake Bailey
" Interesting review, Dan. I've read several Cheever novels and none of it ever made me think about his sexuality. I wonder what his writing would be li ...more "
Max and 9 other people liked Dan's review of Cheever:
Cheever by Blake Bailey
"This biography Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey won the Francis Parkman prize in 2010. John Cheever, the subject of this biography, was called the American Chekhov because of his mastery of the short story. A prolific writer who wrote from the 1930..." Read more of this review »
Max and 25 other people liked Manny's review of The Luckiest Man in Changi:
The Luckiest Man in Changi by Arnold Crabb
"It's an interesting challenge to try and explain the charm of this unassuming little book, which has already won a surprising number of fans. Not was in change of producing it, and her description made it sound terribly dull: Arn Crabb, a postal w..." Read more of this review »
Spirit of Fire by Ursula King
" Great review, Eric. "
Max made a comment on BlackOxford’s review of Midcentury
Midcentury by John Dos Passos
" I agree with Dos Passos. American egalitarianism became a form of anti-intellectualism. I remember the term egghead being used a lot as a child in the ...more "
Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport
" Kathleen wrote: "Another thorough review. Excellent!"

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The Crimean War by Orlando Figes
" Great comprehensive review, Jamie. "
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“When one expects to go on "forever" as one does in one's youth or even middle age, horizons are merely limits, not yet ends. It is when one first sees the horizon as an end that one first begins to see.”
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