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Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It by Kenneth L. Higbee Ph.D.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I read this book before I read "The Memory Book" by Lorayne and Lucas and found that much of the same material is covered in both, but in entirely different ways. It's really an "either or" decision between the two based on what you want to gain.
Personally, between the two books, I prefer Higbee's book because of his thorough examination of memory, its history, case studies, analogies, and anecdotes. I find it to be inspiring to see its great applications and that most people benefit greatly from these techniques. This style helped me to retain enthsiasm to learn and yet was written in a plain and often humorous style.
"The Memory Book" has its own… Read more
Spirited Away (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Daveigh Chase
Spirited Away (Bilingual) DVD ~ Daveigh Chase
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Miyazaki, Nov. 17 2003
Although I enjoy Miyazaki's work, I cannot say that this is his best in my opinion. I believe that those who have problems with this movie are limited to being Disney-fied throughout their childhood. Spirited Away doesn't have a traditional U.S. plot progression and that will throw some people off from what they are used to. Good! Storytelling shouldn't be confined to Hollywood's predictable timing and blaring plot points. Miyazaki is a great director that will take you on a true adventure where you DON'T know what's going to happen next.
I could continue on with the many good points of the movie: the animation, imagination, and plot. However, I find that critiques are only valuable… Read more
Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Gaiman's best, Oct. 22 2003
Not to say that Neil Gaiman is a poor writer, because he is surely one of the most imaginative and talented writers out there, but Coraline falls flat and is definitely not his best work. It is an undeveloped story with characters lacking depth. The peripheral characters (Coraline's neighbors) seem be tossed in to add some fleck of color, but add nothing to the experience. I know Gaiman seems to be exploring the children's market with other books like Wolves in the Walls (which is only worth purchasing for the illustrations, really), but his talents lie in other genres and should stick with it. There were some moments that were creepy, I admit, but this story doesn't belong in book form… Read more