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Discussion in 'Book Reviews' started by belasar, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. belasar

    belasar Court Jester

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    For those of us who love to read (and you would not be here otherwise :)) you have known the delight of losing yourself within a good book, and conversely the disappointment of slogging though a bad one. You can save your fellow members a good deel of misery, not to mention money, by taking a moment and letting us know what you think about a book you have read recently.

    Your review need not be very long but should include the following 5 things,

    First, General Information on the book.

    Full Name of the book You would be surprized how many have similar Titles
    Name of the Author After awhile you learn who to seek out and who to avoid
    Number of Pages A few go weak in the knee's at anything over 400 pages

    (If it is a E-book, oversized or a little pricey, that too is good to know)


    Second, What is the book about and what does it try to convey to the reader


    Third, What did you enjoy most, or what impessed you the most (content, writing, etc.)


    Fourth, Where did the book fail to meet your expectations or could have been better


    Lastly, your honest recomendation, is it worth reading, worth buying


    Honestly I would prefer your own thoughts, in your own words, but links to professional reviews are acceptable if, They are in agreement with your feelings, They are reputable, and they don't lead to a tornado of pop-up's. The problem with links are that they sometimes drift into the Bermuda Triangle of cyberspace and are never seen again.

    Thanks, and Happy Reading,

    Belasar
     
  2. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Hang on just a dogonne moment mutley....Your Lou's brother aint yer....I'm not doing it..nanna...nope...no way can you make me do anything....

    Urqh must not be negative to Belsar.
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    How did this happen...
    Urqh must not be negative to Belsar.
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    I'm sure the Geneva convention says something about lines...
    Urqh must not be negative to Belsar.
    Urqh must not be negative to Belsar.
    Urqh must not be negative to Belsar.
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester

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    I knew I should have started with my unreasonable demands first.:) Of course special dispensation will be given to our more....how shall I phrase this.... more high strung members. :rolleyes:
     
  4. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Good one Belsar....We wouldn't want to upset Martin....Hang on...do you mean me....Outrageous...Oh ok..Although wife agrees...I should be highly strung she just said.
    Congrats on new role by the way.
     
  5. Alaskarat

    Alaskarat Member

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    One little question if you please; is this just non-fiction or can it be fiction too?
     
  6. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    We have high strung members?
     
  7. belasar

    belasar Court Jester

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    If you have read a good fiction story about the war that you think we would be interessted in or one you want to warn us about, please do! If we get enough threads together we may be able to create a war fiction sub-forum.
     
  8. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I'm pretty high strung. Any more high strung and I'll fall asleep.
     
  9. Alaskarat

    Alaskarat Member

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    Thanks you sir.
     
  10. padutchgal

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    I am reading The German War and it is excellent! It is a bit detailed for some readers but I just skimmed over some that were too long. I had never read books from the German perspective and this one is a winner.. The writer proved that the Germans DID know about the murder of the Jews. The German civilians tried to equate the bombing of the their cities with the German killing of the Jews. In NO way were they comparable. The Jews was innocent but the German WERE responsible for th start of the War.

    There can be some questions whether the bombing of cities like Hamburg, Dresden, etc,, were necessary, but that is another subject.

    Author is Nicholas Stargardt, Book with 704 pages (I told you it was long!) There are copious Notes (which I love when they list where the notes are in the book), Bibliography, and Index and lots of pictures.
     

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