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2 votes
Priestess Of The White: Age Of The Five Book One
Reviewed by Idoru
Auraya, a strongly Gifted girl, is chosen to become one of the White, the five gods' most powerful servants and leaders of the Circlian religion in Northern Ithania. But Auraya has little time to adapt to here powers. Northern Ithania i... More
Promoted 7 years, 3 months ago
2 votes
I Am Legend
Reviewed by Raven
If literature was food then this would be the starving persons feast, well for me it would be anyway because I devoured this and like all great books you enjoy it was over far too quickly (understandably, seeing as it's a novella) and yet i... More
Promoted 7 years, 4 months ago
2 votes
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ...
Reviewed by Hibiscus
Finished this book in record speed. Besides the fact that it is a rather easy read, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has a fascinating premise: an autistic boy trying to solve the mysterious murder of his neighbor's dog. T... More
Promoted 7 years, 4 months ago
6 votes
The Holy Bible: King James Version
Reviewed by Bluraven
This is truly the Book of all Books. Whether you believe its contents (as I do) or not, one cannot escape the influence of this book which, along side Homer's two mighty Epics, has been the foundation of every other Great work ever produced... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
3 votes
The Giving Tree
Reviewed by MonarC87
Just reading the description brings me back to the tears I cried long ago when I read this. Such selflessness of unconditional love. A great and bountiful tree gives all that it has out of its love for the child. Her leaves, apples, her bra... More
Promoted 7 years, 5 months ago
2 votes
Naruto Anime Profiles: Episodes 1-37
Reviewed by ?Ayiaki?
I watched it and i thought it was awesome. More
Promoted 7 years, 6 months ago
2 votes
Children of God (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Reviewed by nataliegoes
As the sequel to The Sparrow, this book is very different from the first one. This one is filled with more political machinations and personal intrigues. In the first book, there really were no "bad guys", and rotten things usually happen... More
Promoted 7 years, 6 months ago
2 votes
The Dawn Palace: The Story of Medea
Reviewed by nataliegoes
Ms. Hunter takes some of the various myths surround Medea (not Medusa, with the snakes for hair) and weaves an interesting novel. Turns out it was written for young adults, but I didn't realize this until the book was over. Which just goe... More
Promoted 7 years, 7 months ago
3 votes
The Robots of Dawn
Reviewed by Gwenny
The third in Asimov's Robot series, Robots of Dawn sees Elijah Baley once more called upon by the Spacers to solve a crime, in the case the "murder" of the human-form robot. Asimov is deft in his doling out of clues as the detective struggl... More
Promoted 7 years, 8 months ago
2 votes
Children of the Night
Reviewed by Gwenny
Not your average vampire tale, this fast paced story takes you from the beautiful foothills of Boulder, Colorado to dark Transylvania. Alternating between the quest of a young doctor to save the child she has adopted and the first person me... More
Promoted 7 years, 8 months ago
2 votes
The City of Falling Angels
Reviewed by Renee
This is a beautifully written book. The city of Venice is the main character...not the people in it. I love the profiles of society and the dynamics of culture. The book is sometimes haunting and you realize that the main plot of the boo... More
Promoted 7 years, 8 months ago
2 votes
The Columns of Egypt
Reviewed by doudouce55
Using archaeological evidence to back up his portrayal of the Ancient Egyptian columns, the author describes the development of columns from the earliest stone columns, through the Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ramesside Period, ending with ... More
Promoted 7 years, 11 months ago
2 votes
Africa Solo: A Journey Across the Sahara, Sahel an...
Reviewed by doudouce55
Falling under the wide-ranging scope of travel literature, this entertaining and informative book expands on the author's experiences during a journey through the African continent in the late 1980s : he visits the countries of Algeria, the... More
Promoted 7 years, 11 months ago
2 votes
Egyptian Boats and Ships (Shire Egyptology)
Reviewed by doudouce55
This book comprehensively outlines the latest findings of nautical archaeology with regard to Ancient Egyptian boats dating between the Predynastic to the end of the Ptolemaic period. New boat remains have been excavated at places like A... More
Promoted 7 years, 11 months ago
2 votes
Slayer of Gods
Reviewed by doudouce55
At last this series comes to an unexpected plausible end. Who would have believed it! Lord Meren, though supposed to be at home, recoving from his wounds, is trying to identify Nefertiti's assassin. With the help of his son and his daug... More
Promoted 7 years, 11 months ago
3 votes
From the Pyramids to Tutankhamun: Memoirs of an Eg...
Reviewed by doudouce55
This lovely book concerns the life of one of the most distinguished Egyptologist: I. E. S. Edwards (1906-1996). His most unusual 'affair' with Egyptology started, as a young man, when he learned of Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.... More
Promoted 7 years, 12 months ago
2 votes
Kallimachos: The Alexandrian Library and the Origi...
Reviewed by doudouce55
The author discusses the life of Kallimachos, who lived during the reigns of Ptolemy I and II; he was the first librarian and bibliographer, as well as author of the first catalog titled Pinakes. Though this work has not survived, the autho... More
Promoted 7 years, 12 months ago
2 votes
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order
Reviewed by azuege
Chomsky makes a lot of very good points here, and his analysis of contemporary political trends seems pretty accurate. However, there are a number of drawbacks to this particular book. A lot of the criticisms are the same ones that can be... More
Promoted 8 years ago