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Karl Shaw
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Jolene
Jolene rated it 4 years ago
I love List books. They are the perfect "genre" for me to read in bed. I've read and enjoyed a few books by Shaw in the past. I enjoyed this one, but found my self skipping huge chunks. Many of the topics in this book are repeats you see in many other list books. This was a little disappointing as f...
jmills01
jmills01 rated it 6 years ago
I would not say that fact checking was high on the list of priorities in writing this book. There are many, many errors which are easily found with a quick perusal of wikipedia. This is not to say that there aren't errors on Wikipedia, but there seems to have been some willful ignoring of evidence ...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 7 years ago
I read it in translation. There are many factual and grammar errors. It is interesting, sometimes funny, but also sometimes disrespectful. I couldn't love it, but also couldn't put it down. This book is not to be taken as a serious read about history – if you want that, pick up a different book. B...
wbebout
wbebout rated it 11 years ago
Funny and tasteless. I consider this a Bathroom book. Ideal for little short reads as necessary!
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it 11 years ago
This is a pretty amusing book that you can pick up and read here and there. Lots of trivia and curious pieces of information. A bit gruesome at times, but fun.
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