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A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. Seller Inventory GI3N Condition: Very Good.
A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory GI4N Book Description Bristol Park Books, Condition: Used: Good. Jul 07, Diane Barnes rated it liked it Shelves: slow-reads , books-about-books. This title is a little misleading. Most of them are not one night reads unless you have super abilities, but still some good background on authors and books.
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Nov 18, Scott rated it it was ok Shelves: s , books. The Brothers Major must have bionic eyeballs. Of the titles they recommend as one-evening reads, I picked out only a handful that I could comfortably finish in the short hours between supper and slumberland. The rest are too well written to be bolted: Who plows through Tolkien's ingenious Hobbit, Kipling's sprawling Kim, or Conrad's convoluted Secret Agent all in one sitting That kind of literary guzzling was inevitable when you were a kid, and gonzo when you were in colle The Brothers Major must have bionic eyeballs.
That kind of literary guzzling was inevitable when you were a kid, and gonzo when you were in college, but it makes the head whirl now that we've learned to sip, savor, and read responsibly. But this isn't my greatest grouse with the guide. What irked me most was how stodgy, stuffy, and uninspiring the selection was.
I didn't feel like picking up most of the books they reviewed, partly because their list was overloaded with classroom classics Treasure Island , Animal Farm , Beowulf , Things Fall Apart , The Great Gatsby , The Ox-Bow Incident that still reek of chalk dust and mimeograph juice, and partly because their thick plot summaries ruined the pleasurable suspense of discovering these "one-night reads" on my own. It's a pity the Majors didn't prune some of the more obvious choices from their list, leaving room for more works like these lost and less well known classics.
May 08, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-about-books , ss-essays-plays-poems. The Majors introduced me to numerous authors whose works I might never have read on my own.
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Their thoughtful mini-book reports helped convince me to try books that probably would never have naturally circulated into my life. I wish that they would come out with another edition of this, but with a focus on works written within the the last 50 years. Jan 14, Faith-Anne rated it did not like it Shelves: books-about-books , did-not-like , book-lists.
I was highly disappointed with the selection of books that this book had to offer. I love a lot of the little essays and the choices, but i think that out of the few that I've read off the list, some would take more than one night reading. Still interesting. Lots of good ideas for my TBR pile! Feb 21, Joy Wilson rated it really liked it. This is a book about books that you can read in one evening. Although I have read several of the books and have heard of many others, I found the summaries very helpful.jogosregionais.strongtecnologia.com.br/6794.php
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I also found some books that enticed me and are now on my "to read" list. For book lovers this can be a nice addition to your shelf by listing short, but important books in many different genres. It is not a book to sit and read cover to cover exactly, but to dive into when you want to find a new author or new book you have not This is a book about books that you can read in one evening.
It is not a book to sit and read cover to cover exactly, but to dive into when you want to find a new author or new book you have not yet discovered. This is a collection of essays about books that one can read in one night. I have read a few books on the list, and I find the title and idea of the book to be completely misleading. Unless you intend to stay up all night long, there is no way you could read ANY of these books in one night.
I was expecting it to be short stories, but nope. Maybe when Major says "one-night reads" what he really means is "one-day reads. But it could not be read in one night unless one were to stay up all night reading it. As much as I enjoy Charlotte's Web, I can't imagine anyone feeling compelled to stay up all night reading it. One listing that really perturbed me was The Hobbit. I'm a rather quick reader, and it took me all of three months to get through that one.
So sorry, Major, but I disagree. Nov 24, Sterlingcindysu rated it liked it. Major and John S. Though some recommendations may take longer than one night e. Most of the selections are fiction, but humor and memoir also weigh in; poetry is exclu copied review Beyond engrossing stories and pretty language, good books offer "a sense of having participated in much of what is finest in human culture," assert David C. Most of the selections are fiction, but humor and memoir also weigh in; poetry is excluded.
Book groups will appreciate the recommendations as well as the authors' brief essay on each one. Feb 02, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , book-list , to-buy. Just what I need - yet another book of books to read! This time, the hook is books you can theoretically read in one evening. The hook is very enticing for a time crushed guy like myself. Taking a page from the Lifetime Reading Plan, which John Major co-wrote, they write page essays on the book and the author - just enough to get you interested.
Unfortunately, 'one evening' seems to be bit of a stretch. But still, interesting enough that I'll look to grab it on ABE or something. May 17, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: books-about-books. Just what I neededanother books to read. I did get several books to add to my list and have read some of them already. I tend to like older books better than the Top 10 list. The reviews are very well written and don't use the cliches so common in current reviews.
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The authors obviously love books. Aug 06, Alan added it. A compilation of brief reviews of short books that can theoretically be read in one evening.
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