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Book Review: The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date Released: 1925

Pages: 142

Read/listened: 29.5.2014

Format: paperback

Source: bought

Synopsis

 

 

 

Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920's, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the dark mystery which surrounds him.

My review

 

 

 

This is the second time I have read the book but the first time was ages ago and I didn't remember anything from the book. However I did remember that I liked it very much the first time I read it so I was pretty confident to love it even more now that I'm older.

The Great Gatsby isn't as hard to r...

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Book Review: John Dies at the End – David Wong

John Dies at the EndJohn Dies at the End by David Wong

Series: John Dies at the End #1

Date Released: 2007

Pages: 469

Read/listened: 23.5.2014

Format: paperback

Source: bought

Synopsis

 

 

 

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

Th...

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Mini Review: Roverandom – J. R. R. Tolkien

RoverandomRoverandom by J. R. R. Tolkien

Date Released: 1949

Pages: 192

Read/listened: 18.5.2014

Format: small hardback

Source: bought

Synopsis

 

 

 

 

 

J.R.R. Tolkien's earliest children's story.

While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach. To console him, his father J.R.R. Tolkien improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into toy, and his quest to find the wizard who can return him to normal.

The adventures of Rover, or 'Roverandom' a he becomes known, include encounters with an ancient sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of wordplay, the story underwent a number of revisions and was originally considered for publication in January 1937, the same year...

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Book (+Movie) Review: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Pride and PrejucidePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Date Released: 1813

Pages: 279

Read/listened: 23.3.2014

Format: audiobook/ebook

Source: ebook bought, audiobook borrowed

Narrator: Carolyn Seymour

Synopsis

 

 

 

When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever...

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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Date Released: June 18th 2013

Pages: 181

Read/listened: 19.11.2013

Format: audiobook

Source: borrowed

Narrator: Neil Gaiman

Synopsis

 

 

 

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back...

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Book Review: Hogwarts Library Box Set – J. K. Rowling

IMG_1289The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Beedle the Bard

Date Released: 2008

Pages: 109

Read/listened: 22.10.2013

Format: hardback

Source: bought

 

 

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp

Date Released: January 1st 2001

Pages: 105

Read/listened: 21.10.2013

Format: hardback

Source: bought

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

Date Released: January 1st 2001

Pages: 88

Read/listened: 28.10.2013

Format: hardback

Source: bought

My review

 

 

 

I decided to review these all together because I don't have that much to say about them individually.

I love there are books like this! I didn't even know these exist before I accidentally saw the on Amazon (and bought them immediately)...

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