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review 2015-02-09 10:57
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

On a lazy, rainy Sunday in London, I decided to take the tube to St Pancras, buy a book and read it over a cup of coffee. I went into Hatchards planning to get Possession by A.S. Byatt, which was sold out. Instead I bought The Alchemist and Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. I read a few pages, switched to Leaves of Grass and, save for an attempt or two, did not feel any inclination to pick it up for four months.

 

It took me over four months to finish this 160 page legend. That about says enough I believe. I did not like the writing style, the overal tone of the book, the characterisation. I almost feel as if I have somehow missed the entire point of this book, why everyone thinks it is so wonderful. I cannot put my finger on what it was specifically. Almost wished I just got it from the library. Shame really, but that goes to show; reputation is not everything.

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/256018769
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review 2014-03-03 21:21
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

I cannot for the life of me write a decent review of any of the Harry Potter books. I grew up with them and that makes them a large part of my late childhood and years as a teenager.  I reread many of them in anticipation of the publication of the new books. But I have only read The Deathly Hallows twice, in 2007 and, as part of my Harry Potter marathon, in 2014. I started this marathon in November after Litchick came up with the wonderful idea and read them back to back, leaving no time for writing reviews. Since the last one is still fresh in my memory, I'm going to start with The Deathly Hallows.

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