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  • Offensive Material In Books
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    From the beginning of modern civilization, books have been an important and revolutionary source of human knowledge. Unfortunately, it has become a growing trend to censor books for a variety of reasons. Several of these reasons, which include protecting children and omitting offensive material, are not only arbitrary but are without merit. This is because sheltering children is not beneficial to the children, and also it is impossible to shelter kids without resorting to isolation. Also, it's n...
  • Koontz's Novels
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    Critique of Winter Moon In Winter Moon by Dean Koontz a cloudy Los Angeles, California day is shattered when a hot Hollywood director turns a city street into a fiery abyss. A heroic police officer, Jack Mc Garvey, is badly wounded in the inferno and will not be able to walk for months. Little does Jack know that a series of events will lead him and his family to a ranch in Montana. On that isolated ranch they discover their destiny in a horrific encounter with a ruthless and puzzling enemy from...
  • Mr Tucket
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    The two books that I read this summer are: "California Blue" by David Klass, and "Mr. Tucket" by Gary Paulsen". There are three rules for writing a good book. Unfortunately no one knows what they are". That quote was said by W. Somerset Maugham. Every Author has their own three rules. I came up with my own. The three rules that I think are the most important. The first rule that I think every book should have is a good opening sentence, and the whole structure of the beginning has to be good. In...
  • Lives Of Simple Homesteaders
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    Shane Shane is a classic example of western fiction in which Schaefer contrasts the values of the isolated family farm with the lawlessness of the cowtown. Shane, the gunfighter protagonist, attempts to find peace with the farmers but can only help clear away the violence for the civilization the farmers bring. Schaefer reveals the difficult struggles of homesteaders who fight to bring justice to an ungoverned land, and strives to fulfill the hopes and promises of prosperity to their families. T...
  • Alone E Book Reader
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    Business Systems and Technology The thought of books being on computers shows mankind's need to use technology. Just imagine all the paper used in books around the world. Think of all the trees e-books would save. E-books are definitely the way of the future, but it won't be a simple or rapid change. In a perfect world 20 years from now, students will no longer carry around bulky backpacks. Libraries will be in smaller, extremely technologically advanced buildings. Magazine shops may very well c...
  • Book's Worst Feature
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    Reading Report The Puritan Dilemma Author: Edmund S. Morgan New York 1999 I. Subject. This book is a short biography about John Winthrop. In this book Morgan outlines how Winthrop struggled with the dilemma, first internally, as he dealt with the question of whether traveling to the New World represented a selfish form of separatism, the desire to separate himself from an impure England, or whether, as he eventually determined, it offered a unique opportunity to set an example for all men by est...
  • War Book Reader
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    This reader's rating for this book is average. It is a very well written book but it may not appeal to some people. If the reader was familiar with the war then this would be a wonderful book to read. This reader thought it was interesting but not as enthralling as it should be. The book was mainly made out of quotes or dialogue from the men in the war. This was a very different way of writing but it was interesting. Many of the veterans had interesting stories to tell and how it felt like to be...
  • Night By Elie Wiesel In Elie
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    Night By Elie Wiesel In Elie Wiesel's Night, he recounts his horrifying experiences as a Jewish boy under Nazi control. His word are strong and his message clear. Wiesel uses themes such as hunger and death to vividly display his days during World War II. Wiesel's main purpose is to describe to the reader the horrifying scenes and feelings he suffered through as a repressed Jew. His tone and diction are powerful for this subject and envelope the reader. Young readers today find the actions of Na...
  • Reader About The Art Of War
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    The Lost Art of War informs the reader about the art of war". It discusses strategy and tactics in warfare. The book begins with a cryptic story of the Sun Tzu's victory over one of his arch rivals using the strategy of misdirection. The text then goes on to discuss some of the Tzu's conversations with the king and general to whom he served as a consultant. After that the book proceeds to deal with a series of related topics, focusing on the issues of tactics and strategy. The first thing I obse...
  • Michael Crichton As The Author Of Books
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    Eaters of the Dead By: Michael Crichton Almost everybody recognizes Michael Crichton as the author of books such as Jurassic Park, Disclosure, and Congo. Considering he is one of the hottest authors in Hollywood, how could you not. The book reviewed here, however, is none of the above; it is a more or less forgotten book called Eaters of the Dead. As with all of his older books, it has been reprinted recently so it is easy to find. This book is written more like a scholarly work rather than like...
  • Silent Planet
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    Out of the Silent Planet By: C.S. Lewis. S. Lewis produced a book that conveys vivid scenery, relatable characters, and a vague but detailed plot that gave rise to a novel with wonderful clarity. Out of the Silent Planet is an account of the voyage of Ransom, a linguist, who is kidnapped and taken to another planet, Malacandra (Mars). Where he learns that Thulcandra (Earth) is called the silent planet because there has been no communication from it in years. On the voyage there he is led to beli...
  • Perfect Storm By Sebastian Junger
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    The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger is a fascinating book that should stay in the curriculum. The book provides a highly detailed account of a storm that places readers in the center of the storm. Though the descriptions of fishing procedures and equipment are often confusing, they are a vital part of the plot. Without these details, readers would not be able to picture the dangers of the storm the way Junger wanted them to. The book is riveting, but never melodramatic. There is just enough te...
  • Help Canadian Readers Of Slander
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    It is a fact that when reading Slander, some of the techniques used are likely to fascinate its Canadian readers. First, the book has been written by a Canadian author, and as a result its readers are likely to get some Canadian information from it. Second, Mr. Deverell uses this book as a prime example of how talented some Canadian authors can be, by presenting a first person narration from a woman's point of view. Third, the book makes numerous references to Canada even though most of it is se...
  • Clearest Illustration Of Dickens's Neutrality
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    Charles Dickens's voice varies from being sympathetic with the revolutionaries, to a feeling of discord with their method of revolting. A Tale of Two Cities revolves around the French revolution and the tension in England. Dickens gives the tale of a family caught in the conflict between the French aristocracy and radicals. In the course of the book, the family handles extreme difficulty and obscurity. Dickens's neutrality, though sometimes wavering from side to side, is apparent throughout each...
  • Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz By Mordecai Richler
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    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler is the tale of a young greedy boy who feels that money is his path to happiness and pride. Duddy simply stomps all over his friends and his family as well (to a certain extent). Richler feels unreserved sympathy towards Duddy because, in essence, Duddy is Richler written down and diversified. Duddy is a character based on Mordecai's own personality. Duddy Kravitz is a crook, a blackmailer and a cheat. However, Duddy Kravitz is Richler's cro...
  • Library And The Monastery
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    Imagine a medieval Benedictine monastery, with cellarer's, herbalists, gardeners, librarians, young novices. One after the other, half a dozen monks are found murdered in the most bizarre ways, and the reader very quickly finds out that the monastery, supposedly a place of piety and tranquility is the place of sin and corruption. William of Baskerville, a learned Franciscan who is sent to solve the mystery finds himself involved in the frightening events inside the abbey. This is the story of "T...
  • Credibility Of Elmer Gantry
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    The majority of all books are trash. Sinclair Lewis Elmer Gantry is a great book because it has credibility, a timeless theme, and it has the necessary action. Any book that can do that is a great book. The credibility of Elmer Gantry is something that will keep this book eternally great. Although the actual time period is dated, the plot is not dated. Most people can relate to the different characters in the book. Elmer is a pompous football player who thinks that he is higher than any religion...
  • Kazantzakis Message In Zorba
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    The ending pages of Zorba take on a strangely more solemn tone than is seen in most of the rest of the book. Not only seriousness on behalf of Boss, but Zorba as well. Zorba seems almost desperate the last time he sees Boss, acting very needy, as though he couldnt stand it if Boss were to forget about him. Zorbas quote, for pity's sake, do not forget me, best expresses this. This longing is seldom seen anywhere else in the book. In Zorbas final letter to Boss, written by the schoolmaster, Zorba ...
  • Author's Note A Reader
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    Reading as a Skill Any good writer knows about the impact that reading can have on his / her work, as well as that in order to be able to fully understand and digest a piece of literature, one should follow the basic guidelines of active reading, the type of reading where a reader subjects a writing to a critical analyze by using different types of reading techniques (Stubbs, Barnet, and Cain, 2). However, every reader, just like every writer, has his / her own style of reading that is composed ...
  • Painted House
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    A PAINTED HOUSE A Novel by John Grisham March 26, 2001 John Grisham's book, ' A Painted House' places the reader within the walls of a simple home on the cotton fields of rural Arkansas. Within the first few pages, the author's description of the setting quickly paints a picture of a hard working family and creates a shared concern with the reader about the family's struggle to meet the basic needs of life. The description of the dusty roads, the unpainted board-sided house, the daily chore requ...

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