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Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
von L. Ron Hubbard
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hilarous, Pulp, Sci-Fi At It's Best, 29. Juli 2000
... I must say that Battlefield Earth is one incrediblebook. It is not the most well-thought-out novel in the world, but itis extremely entertaining and a real page-turner. Also, it can be said that although the book is over 1,000 pages long (and with SMALL type!) it very rarely gets boring.
That said, there are some things about it that may turn off some people. Namely, some of the things in the book are incredibly cheesy. The hero's name is "Jonnnie Goodboy Tyler" for God's sake! Speaking of names, so many characters in this book have ridicilous names "Duneeldeen, Glencannon, Zzt, Robert The Fox, Schleim, Jambitchows", not to mention the Basher "Bash Our Way To Glory Tank", the alien "psychlos", and Jonnie's father "Timothy Brave Tyler". Also, there are some rather poor stereotypes in this book.
Again, I believe that the action, suspense, and the epic scope that this book portrays will EASILY counter out any cheesiness that the story has. Think "Star Wars", with a good dose of Douglas Adams.


The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics)
von W. W. Robson
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,48

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5.0 von 5 Sternen More Masterpieces of English Detective Fiction, 25. Juli 2000
As a reviewer below noted, these aren't the most famous stories in the world of Holmes, but they are still great. I've read all 60 Holmes stories, and there is not a dull one. Besides, you're in for a few surprises in this one. For one, there are stories told through the viewpoint of Holmes himself! True, it doesn't quite hold the same magic as does Watson's narrative, but it is an interesting novelty for Holmes fans (there are only three Holmes stories not told through the viewpoint of Watson: two by Holmes, and one in third person). Also, these were the last Holmes books ever published! Instead of killing him off as he did before, Doyle simply writes a preface to the stories in which he says, among other things, "so say goodbye to Mr. Sherlock Holmes!". Which we did, much to the literature buying public's chagrin.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))
von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Preis: EUR 7,53

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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Original Short Stories, 24. Juli 2000
This is the first set of short stories written by Doyle that furthered the adventures of Sherlock Holmes beyond the first two novels. This volume has many of the greatest Holmes shorts: "The Red Headed League", "The Five Orange Pips", "A Case of Identity" and others. Also, there are stories in this volume where Sherlock gets beaten! Yes, he doesn't solve the crime! A must-read indeed.


The Valley of Fear (The Oxford Sherlock Holmes)
The Valley of Fear (The Oxford Sherlock Holmes)
von Owen Dudley Edwards
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Best Holmes Novel, 24. Juli 2000
This is probably the best of the Holmes novels. Like all of them (and the short stories) it is near impossible to put down, and leaves you awestruck at Holmes's genius. Doyle's writing style is extremely impressive as always, his characters seem so very real! This book is believable, a true masterpiece of mystery literature, and in the top tier of the long list of the great English detective stories. It just doesn't get any better than this. Even the long section without Holmes and Watson in it ("The Scowers") is enjoyable to read, and not boring (unlike the Mormon part in a Study In Scarlet). Highly reccommended.


The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 6,49

5.0 von 5 Sternen Doyle's Magnum Opus?, 24. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Taschenbuch)
This is, by far, the most famous and most recognized of the 4 Holmes novels, and maybe the most famous out of all the 60 stories. It is also one of the best. It may be the best of the novels, although I tend to lead toward the Valley of Fear (not that any of them are bad). The book has extreme suspense, it is indeed a page-turner. Also, there are more plot twists in this book than I care to count! The part where Watson goes after the mysterious man on the moor, and finds out... well, I won't spoil it for you. Let's just say it's a classic, as is this book.


The Sign of Four
The Sign of Four
von Arthur Conan Doyle
  Bibliothekseinband

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent, 24. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Sign of Four (Bibliothekseinband)
Like the other three Holmes novels, this book is a masterpiece. Sure, it is old (over 100 years, in fact) but, being Holmes, it will always be as fresh and exciting as it was the day it was released. Although all the Holmes stories are great, and you will have a good time reading any of them, I reccommend reading the books in chronological order (this can be conveniently done with the omnibus The Complete Sherlock Holmes), it will only serve to make you like the stories even more.
Anyways, this is the second Holmes story, and it is a page-turner, full of suspense. Also, it delivers the kind of intrigue and "how did he know that! " disbelief that only a Sherlock Holmes story can generate. It is because of this, and the stunning detail in which he is described throughout the 60 Holmes stories, that the hardcore readers of the Holmes stories cannont alltogether accept him as fictional. No character in the history of fiction has ever been more real to his readers, and none ever will be. Many Holmes fans have been known to feel remorse, even sadness upon visiting the Rickenback Fall (where Doyle originally tried to kill Holmes). That may sound fanciful, but indulge yourself in the 60 Holmes stories (including this one-one of the best) and see if you fall into that category.


A Study in Scarlet (Classic Crime)
A Study in Scarlet (Classic Crime)
von Arthur Conan Conan Doyle
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Holmes Meets Watson!, 24. Juli 2000
This is where it all began, the very first Sherlock Holmes story. If you want to read all 60 Holmes adventures in chronological order (as you should) then by all means make this the first Holmes book that you ever read. They are all literary masterpieces, and this was the first one! Out of the 4 Holmes novels, I would rank this third, behind the Valley of Fear and the Hound of the Baskervilles. I will spare you the plot details, you can do that elsewhere. Just get and read this book and it will start you on a fascinating and extremely entertaining journey through Conan Doyle's world of Sherlock Holmes, one of the most widely recognized, and best, figures in all of literature.


Michael Crichton's Jurassic World
Michael Crichton's Jurassic World
von Michael Crichton
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Two Great Books In One Volume, 23. Juli 2000
This omnibus has two of the greatest novels of all-time in one volume: Jurassic Park, and the Lost World. But of course you already knew that. If you want to know my opinions on the individual books then look up my reviews for them, but I can tell you that these are two awesome books and each so much better than the (by no means bad) movies. And they're in one volume! If you don't yet own these two books, this is the best way to purchase them, as it is cheaper. On the other hand, if you already own or have read these two novels there is absolutely no reason to purchase this one, as it has nothing new except for slightly different packaging.


The Three Musketeers (Puffin Classics)
The Three Musketeers (Puffin Classics)
von Alexandre Dumas
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 12,05

5.0 von 5 Sternen "Historical Fiction" At It's Best, 20. Juli 2000
Dumas specializes in a style of writing dubbed "historical fiction". Don't let that turn you off. It is not boring or anything like that in the least. Instead, it is a classic adventure story, featuring lots of action and plenty of romanticism. The whole 5 part series is worth reading. I would say that this installment and The Man In The Iron Mask are the best books in the series. This is one of the classics that should be read by everyone.


Fear (Classic Series)
Fear (Classic Series)
von L. Ron Hubbard
  Taschenbuch

4.0 von 5 Sternen A Good, Short Read, 17. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fear (Classic Series) (Taschenbuch)
This is actually the first horror book I have ever read (well, adult horror anyway). I read it because it was a Hubbard. So, I don't know how it compares to other works in the genre, but I did enjoy it on it's own merit. It is a rather short book, and it is good to read if you have a couple of hours to kill. I read it in one day, nearly in one setting. And it IS hard to put down, very suspenseful. I would not say it is actually scary, but I suppose to some people it might be. At the very least it is a masterwork of suspense, a real page turner. And the ending is great! Totally killer (no pun intended). I will try to read some more horror books.


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