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Only Character In The Book
532 wordsI have just completed the classic nove Tortilla Flat by John Stienbeck. I must admit, this book was very boring to read. It's not very long, only about 200 pages, but it seemed like much more. I wasn't too interested in this book. I felt having to read this book was a chore. Although the book has its good moments, I think people looking for an exciting book should stay away from this novel. Tortilla Flat is one heck of a boring book, but it does have an original story. Most of this book revolves...
738 wordsMahatma Karam chand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869. Although his father was a chief minister for the maharaja of Porbandar, the family came from the traditional caste of grocers and moneylenders, (the name Gandhi means "grocer"). His mother was a devout follower of Jainism, a religion in which ideas of nonviolence and being a vegetarian are paramount. Gandhi stated that he was most influenced by his mother, whose life "was an endless chain of fasts and vows". He was very...
Diamond's Lake The Maclead Cottage
894 words'The Loons' Piquette Tonnerre was daughter of Lazarus. She had long black hair and her broad coarse-featured face bore on expression Piquette was thirteen years old. She was older than Vanessa, but they were together in the same grade. Piquette failed several grades, because her attendance had always been sporadic and her interest in schoolwork was negligible. She missed a lot of school because she had tuberculosis of the bone, and had once spent months in hospital Piquette's voice was hoarse an...
477 wordsAll Things Wise and Wonderful James Herriot The book I read is called All Things Wise and Wonderful, written by James Herriot. This is the 3rd novel in a chain of five. These novels make a very interesting and famous poem. All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All. This poem has all of James Herriot's book titles. James Herriot was a Scottish veterinarian who lived in Scotland during the time of World War Two. You co...
Captain Nemo And M Aronnax
1,048 wordsBy: Nita Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Some time ago, I decided to read Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, by Jules Verne. I figured that because it was so well known it must be an extremely interesting book. In addition, it was science fiction, the one area that I was always interested. My assumption was only partially correct, for I only was to a degree interested in the piece of writing. When Jules Verne was writing this book, he must have been reading some incredibly dull science...
Book For Many Reasons
659 wordsMario Puzo, the author of many famous mafia books, such as the Godfather, writes the best-selling novel called, "The Last Don."The Last Don" is about a mafia don, Domenico Clericuizio, who was making arrangements, on the day his grandson and nephew were being christened, for his family to get out of the business and go straight. Don Clericuzio is the head of the most powerful crime family in America. He is a greatly feared man who has built a billion dollar empire, and believes that every debt m...
Powers's Attention To Detail And Insightful Facts
1,187 wordsThe book Faces Along the Bar by Madelon Powers is a documentary that illustrates life in the saloon between the years of 1870 and 1920. From the camaraderie of fellow saloon-goers to the politics of the average barroom; Powers covers, in great detail, the inner workings of saloons and clubs during this time period. She relates tales of early bar-goers and the rules of conduct of the barroom itself. While the book is extremely informative, it also becomes redundant at times. Powers spends almost ...
521 wordsAt the beginning of the extract Billy Casper is talking to the librarian. Although she will not let him borrow a book on falconry, she does advise him to go and look in a certain bookshop. Billy knows which bookshop she means and sets off towards it. When Billy enters the bookshop, the first thing he does is to scan the room. He mentally notes the layout of the shop. It is a room lined with books, with a large book covered table in the centre. Most importantly, he notes the people. There are peo...
Interesting Detail About Fishing
632 wordsThe Excitement of "The Perfect Storm" This book is a somewhat interesting book if the reader likes the basic facts about the subject. In "The Perfect Storm", Junger gives a lot of interesting detail about fishing yet there are a lot of useless facts that just don't keep the reader interested. The only few things that Junger writes about that makes one wonder what will happen is when they are back ashore and they are all at the Crow's Nest getting drunk. It makes the reader want to keep reading o...
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