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This year’s book reviews #2010

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As always I read far more in 2010 than I blogged about, and most of the books I did blog about were treasures. I hope I inspired you to read at least one of them. And you have certainly noticed that I have added them all to the bookstore to make it easier for you to find out more about them.

I’ve had this title in my head for about a week now, the title is natur…

I’m reading Bruce Sterling‘s Islands in the Net – Amazon de…

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I read Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City by Geert Mak in English rather tha…

I’ve seen the film more than a dozen times, but I had yet to read Star …

Brian Jacques‘s book Outcast of Redwallfollows Veil the ferret who is r…

The Odessa File, by Frederick Forsyth, is another of the books I am keeping s…

Brian Jacques‘s book Martin the Warrior is another book from the Redwal…

I found The Moon’s a Balloon, by David Niven, in a box of old books. I …

Mossflower by Brian Jacques is probably my favourite of the Redwall series, t…

Timothy Leary once told us to “Turn on, tune in, drop out“, and a…

For some reason I had the book Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Br…

After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The …

One of my first real American comics was Thor, I really liked it. Sadly it re…

I like Ontologies, Taxonomies and Folksonomies. I’m currently reading W…

I read Mario Puzo famed book The Godfather after having seen the movie a numb…

As I previously said I bought Anathem at the same time I bought Cryptonomicon…

I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books f…

I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered rou…

As an early Christmas gift my father gave me vouchers he didn’t want to…

The Snake is the first book I have read by John Godey, it was recommended to …

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Just Finished Reading “Young Winston” #books

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I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books for a organization she worked for, I’m still investigating which organization this was. These books include a number of novelizations of movies and novels on which movies are based. Sadly she is currently incapacitated, but I hope I will soon be able to give these back to her.

Young Winston – The Screenplay is not a novelisation of a movie, but the shooting script itself, albeit redacted to remove highly technical and irrelevant notation.

Young Winston is a dramatization of Sir Winston Churchill‘s book My Early Life and was quite interesting for somebody like myself who knows little about Churchill, besides his pivotal rol in winning WWII.

It was quite interesting to get to know Churchill as somebody other than the hero. A boy neglected by his parents, send of to boarding school, trying desperately to live up to the man he thinks his father wants him to be. Involved in some of the famed battles of the British Empire, yet believing that gentlemen should be above that.

“… it is no longer a game. But … it may be that the human race is doomed never to learn from its mistakes.”

An interesting read.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 31, 2010 at 11:40 am

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