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44 Years With The Same Bird: A Liverpudlian Love Affair
44 Years With The Same Bird: A Liverpudlian Love Affair
von Brian Reade
Preis: EUR 11,40

5.0 von 5 Sternen The best football-related book there is!, 9. Januar 2010
If you're looking for an absorbing, fascinating and funny book about football and/or Liverpool FC that is informative and even political at the same time, you should read Brian Reade's masterpiece "44 Years With The Same Bird" - you won't regret it. It includes many anecdotes about the author's life as a Liverpool fan, some happy, some utterly hilarious, some incredibly sad. He doesn't leave out anything important; all the major stages of Liverpool's development from Everton's uprising rival to one of the Big Four are mentioned, the five Champions League wins as well as the tragedies of Heysel and Hillsborough (the author attended both matches), and it has an ending so powerful that it can bring a reader to tears - something Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch", which is still widely acknowledged as the #1 book about being a football fan, failed to do. Honestly, the only thing I can actually criticise about "44 Years With The Same Bird" is the fact that the publishers obviously didn't have a good editor in charge of this book because there are quite a few grammatical mistakes in it.

Maurice (Penguin Classics)
Maurice (Penguin Classics)
von Steven D. Levitt
Preis: EUR 7,99

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Should be compulsory reading for every student!, 9. Januar 2010
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Maurice (Penguin Classics) (Taschenbuch)
I had actually expected "Maurice" to be a bit dry because I had read bits of Forster's "Heart of Darkness" and "A Passage to India" before I picked up this book, but it was very easy to read in comparison. I was positively surprised about the way Forster handled the topic of homosexuality, considering the time the novel was written. Back then writers usually made their gay characters turn straight, make a suicide pact or die a gruesome death, and I'm very pleased Forster didn't decide the same fate for Maurice but instead gave his novel a maybe slightly unrealistic but nonetheless very satisfactory happy ending, including a little side-swipe towards the pretending-to-be-straight. The book should be compulsory reading for everyone, not just because it's an important piece of literature but also because of its great message. If it was, I'm sure the world would be a bit more tolerant.

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