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They Came to Baghdad
They Came to Baghdad
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Prix : CDN$ 0.99

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Agatha takes a bit different path, July 30 2013
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Ce commentaire est de: They Came to Baghdad (Kindle Edition)
She gives a wonderful view into colonial life in the Middle East. The story is good. The descriptions of Baghdad are brilliant, it felt familiar to me.

Up and Down
Up and Down
Offered by Random House Canada, Incorp.
Prix : CDN$ 14.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 More great stuff from Terry, April 16 2013
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Ce commentaire est de: Up and Down (Kindle Edition)
I loved every word, the characters are every bit as wonderful as those in the political books. Combine the great characters with Fallis's obvious love of the space program and you get a must read.

You Are Stardust
You Are Stardust
by Elin Kelsey
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 13.68
38 used & new from CDN$ 10.54

3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful book, great for youngsters, April 16 2013
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Ce commentaire est de: You Are Stardust (Hardcover)
I bought this book as a birthday present for my grandson and I'm glad I did. It initiated a very interesting discussion about all sorts of things.

Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth
Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth
by Jon Chad
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 13.36
47 used & new from CDN$ 4.62

3.0 étoiles sur 5 My grandchildren like it, me not so much, Jan. 15 2013
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As a lapsed geophysicist I was excited to give this book to my grandchildren but reading it to them was not good for me. There are some facts about the earth there but the monsters left me cold. The kids thought it was fine though and they will have internalized the idea that the planet is a ball so it was worthwhile.

Angelmaker
Angelmaker
Offered by Random House Canada, Incorp.
Prix : CDN$ 12.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful wild ride of a book, Jan. 15 2013
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Ce commentaire est de: Angelmaker (Kindle Edition)
The prose is magical, the book is so much fun to read because the writing is so fine. The characters are delightful and the plot is as wild and wooly as Annubis Gates. The ending is disappointing, (a bit Phillip Farmerish) - it seems he just wanted to get out there at the end but it wasn't enough to get me below 5 stars.

It's been a long time since I've stopped and re-read so many passages because they sang on the page. A delight!

Half-Blood Blues: A Novel
Half-Blood Blues: A Novel
by Esi Edugyan
Edition: Paperback
57 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

8 internautes sur 12 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
1.0 étoiles sur 5 The Emporer has no clothes, Jan. 4 2012
Ce commentaire est de: Half-Blood Blues: A Novel (Paperback)
After all the positive reviews I was very excited to read this book. What a great idea, what a fascinating time and place! Roddy Doyle's wonderful 'Oh Play That Thing' came to mind. It was a huge disappointment. For me the good idea can't compensate for the poor quality of the writing. The narrator's language is so inconsistent I spent more time wondering why the author switched from mono-syllabic slang to multi - syllable words than following the plot.

Are the publishing houses in such bad shape that they can't afford editors any more? With a hard-nosed editor and some serious time spent polishing, this book could have been as good as the prizes and reviews indicate it is. My recommendation - close your eyes and listen to some Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, don't bother with this book.

Band's Music From Big Pink
Band's Music From Big Pink
by John Niven
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 12.24
36 used & new from CDN$ 5.89

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Ah gee, that's a bummer, Dec 17 2011
While the book is compelling and provides insight into the Band and their time in Woodstock, it is just too depressing. It is well written and the notion of the long term pain of the drug use is strikingly illustrated. I was hoping for some reflection of the joy those guys experienced in the basement of Big Pink - it shines through the Basement Tapes - but there is little of that here. I can't listen to In A Station or Country Boy without thinking of the sad Richard in this book. For me just too much information.

New Games Book
New Games Book
by New Games Foundation
Edition: Paperback
45 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Still the greatest ...., Dec 17 2011
Ce commentaire est de: New Games Book (Paperback)
My copy of this book was lost on loan and I'm quite sure is gladdening hearts somewhere. Thanks to Amazon and the reseller, I can give this to my daughter for Christmas and my grandchildren and their friends will get to experience some of the wonderful new games in this book. They range from calm games for two to Slaughter, the ultimate rough and tumble game for large groups. The team game combining rock, paper, scissors and tag is brilliant.

Anyone who plays games with kids (or adults) will find in this book many magical additions to their repertoire.

Kings And Queens
Kings And Queens
Prix : CDN$ 18.83
14 used & new from CDN$ 9.75

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 More Great things from BARK and amigas, Aug. 8 2011
Ce commentaire est de: Kings And Queens (Audio CD)
I saw them again at the WFF in July where they sang some of these songs. The only thing better than their records is to see them live. They are, and always have been, wonderful performers.

After listening to this record for a while one's appreciation for how well the Queen contributions are integrated grows and grows.
If you have other Blackie and the Rodeo Kings records you'll be very happy when you buy this one. If it is your first - it's a great place to start.

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