Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Book Review, Fiction | 0 comments

Title: The remains of the day Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Genre: Fiction Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1990 Pages: 245 An English butler reflects--sometimes bitterly, sometimes humorously--on his service to a lord between the two world wars and discovers doubts about his master's character and about the ultimate value of his own service to humanity What is there in the landscape of the land that could justify the use of that ‘lofty adjective’ in...

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Review: Poor Economics by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee & Esther Duflo

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Poor Economics Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Genre: Economic assistance Release Date: 2013 Pages: 442 Poor Economics is about the economics of poverty. It contains a coherent overview of the observations and deductions obtained from many randomised control trials conducted in developing countries on a fairly large population living below the poverty line. The central focus of the endeavour is a deeper comprehension of the...

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Review: Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Packing My Library Author: Alberto Manguel Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Yale University Press Release Date: March 19, 2018 Pages: 160 A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries..... Alberto Manguel’s Packing my Library is a delightfully serendipitous journey for the bibliophiles. The real story, dismantling his library...

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Review: How English Became English by Simon Horobin

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: How English Became English Author: Simon Horobin Genre: English language Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: January 28, 2016 Pages: 192 The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language...

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Review: Everyday Watercolor by Jenna Rainey

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Non-fiction, Self-help | 0 comments

Title: Everyday Watercolor Author: Jenna Rainey Genre: ART Release Date: 2017 Pages: 224 A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. If you have access to the internet and You Tube videos, there is no dearth of water colour painting tutorials. Even if you want to buy a book on how to paint...

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Review: How to Write a Simple Book Review by Allyson R. Abbott

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Book Review | 0 comments

Title: How to Write a Simple Book Review Author: Allyson R. Abbott Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: October 4, 2015 Pages: 102 This is a book for aspiring book reviewers who read their books on a Kindle and are prompted to write a review only because a review page popped up. Admittedly and understandably, Allyson Abbott is so desperate to make her readers graduate into reviewers, that even a very short review won’t discourage her....

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