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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy)
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars I Felt Like Dreaming While I Was Reading This Book, Aug. 23 1998
I've read all of the Shakespeare Made Easy titles but I didn't like A Midsummer Night's Dream. While it is full of magic and romace, I thought it was pretty boring, overlong, and kind of confusing. I like Shakespeare's other stuff a lot better.

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Made Easy)
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Made Easy)
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Fun to Read, Aug. 23 1998
Next to "Macbeth," this is Shakespeare's most violent and brutal play. It's also very exciting and easy to understand. The only thing that scares me more than Banquo's ghost from "Macbeth" is the horrible thought of a person choking on hot coals.

Psycho
Psycho
by Robert Bloch
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky, Aug. 23 1998
This review is from: Psycho (Mass Market Paperback)
Don't get me wrong--Alfred Hitchcock's movie is one of the best ever made. But why does he get all the credit for the plot twists and the surprises when this Bloch dude is the one who wrote the book to begin with? Even if you've seen the movie, the book is worth a read. And if anyone has any information on the movie remake that is supposed to come out this year e-mail me. Thanks.

The Great American Bathroom Book (Gabb)
The Great American Bathroom Book (Gabb)
by Steven Anderson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even Better Than The Original, July 31 1998
It's just brimming with humor and drama, hundreds more of the world's best books trimmed down to easy-to-read two-page summaries. Read "War and Peace" "The Stand," even The Bible in twelve minutes! Dozens of literary classics, as well as classic plays, operas, world religions, amusing quotes, anecdotes, philosophy, trivia galore, Shakespeare, Salinger, Confucious, and every other important author around can be found here. Wonderful for leisure reading, brushing up on your cultural literacy, preparing for a movie, or refreshing your memory about a book you read a long time ago. This book is for any occasion.

The Great American Bathroom Books: 3 Vol. Set, Single-Sitting Summaries of All-Time Great Books
The Great American Bathroom Books: 3 Vol. Set, Single-Sitting Summaries of All-Time Great Books
by Stevens W. Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 62.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Is Not What You'd Think, July 31 1998
Don't be fooled by the misleading title. This is a collection of hundreds of the best books ever written, condensed into two page summaries. Very very handy, entertaining, and just fun to read. Browse from topics such as literary classics to health and fitness, it includes everything from "Hamlet" to "The Stand" to trivia and quotes and anecdotes. Sports, business and leadership, self-help, little-known facts and fictions, perfect for any occasion.

Welcome to the Dollhouse [Import]
Welcome to the Dollhouse [Import]
VHS
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most surprising and engaging films I've seen, July 31 1998
This movie is an absolute masterpiece, and although I don't think everyone would feel comfortable watching this painful movie, I think everyone should. For those who were popular and well-liked in Jr. High, this movie will show how it was like on the other side. I think if every parent and every child were to see this movie, it might somehow change the world. Children might be able to be a little less cruel, and it will also help parents to remember how utterly painful it was to grow up. I think adults should be well informed of the way kids are treated today, that it's not all sugar and spice and love thy brother. This movie captures it perfectly. END

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Made Easy)
The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Made Easy)
by William Shakespeare Tessa Krailing
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Play, July 31 1998
"The Merchant of Venice" is surely one of Shakespeare's most underrated plays. After reading "Macbeth," "Hamlet," "Othello," and "King Lear," this was a well-appreciated break from the tragedies. All of the characters are likable, even the misunderstood villian (?) Shylock. Full of love and life and joy, it is all the more enriched by the happy ending.

Barron'S Educational Series Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy)
Barron'S Educational Series Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy)
by William Shakespeare
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs no introduction, July 31 1998
One of the best plays ever written, it is also, to me, one of the most terrifying things I have ever read. To those people obsessed with Stephen King and Dean Koontz and similar horror stories, try a real nightmare which is what Macbeth is. Filled with blood, black magic, witches, darkness, fire, unnecessary death, revenge, and madness, it is the first ghost story. I personally think Roman Polanski's film of the play is also very scary. In truth, I was failed to be frightened by "Psycho," "The Exorcist," or "Halloween," this is a much more exciting, enriching, and entertaining read.

A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Drama Classic, July 31 1998
Definitely one of the most important plays of our time. It is a hurricane of sex, deception, destruction, beer, violence, loss, heat, blood, sweat, and tears. And whoever says that this is boring is missing the point. In the play none of the characters are bad guys, least of all Stanley, or good guys, least of all Blanche. They are all just people trying to survive, and sometimes they don't always follow the rules...

The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, July 31 1998
Tennessee Williams' best play, it is a story of four people who are alone and sad, so cold you want to reach out and comfort them, each living in their own worlds but unable to touch each other. I particularly cared for Laura, who is clearly the most tragic of all the characters. I was near tears during the final moments of the play when she shows her glass unicorn to Tom, and even more touched when she chooses to give it up...the thought of a helpless girl alone in a world of glass figures is simply heartbreaking. "The Glass Menagerie" is simply a masterpiece, better than any of Williams' other plays because it depends more on human emotions than the others do.

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