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Review by deedragongirl posted 28 days ago
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Red with blood.
Hi guys, I managed to finish reading this spooky novel because Halloween is coming. So, here is my review on Bram Stoker's horror classic.

The Story

The format is like a journal, chronicling the events of the story and the history of Count Dracula, whom he claimed to be a descendant of Attila the Hun. It was a bloodthirsty and chilling novel that I could not go to sleep in the end!
I also feel sorry for Lucy Westenra, having to die so young and to become a vampire all thanks to Count Dracula. Prompting Jonathan Hawker, Dr. Van Helsing and Mina to retaliate by killing the Count.

The Characters

The title character is really fascinating, because he was based on a Romanian Prince name Vlad III of Wallachia (famously known as Vlad the Impaler). He gained reputation by impaling his victims and dining with them, it was such a gruesome site!
Lucy was seen as a sympathetic character because she was turn into a vampire and died later on in the story, I always feel bad that my heart cries for her when reading the story.
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Review by deedragongirl posted 2 months ago
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The Cover of the book!
Hi guys, this is my 3rd novel that I had read from Cecilia Ahern, and here are my thoughts on the novel. Are you ready?

The Story

I feel that the story is very sad, because it's about Sabrina who wants to know about her father's past. It was very similar to Nicholas Sparks' "The Notebook" because it was like the past about her father's childhood to adulthood and that he is suffering from either Dementia or Alzheimer's disease, most likely the former!

The Characters

Sabrina is a determine young girl, who tries to help with her father and to get to know him better. She uses his marbles to help her along the way to know more about his past, I really like her a lot because she is a very likable character to start of with. As a matter of fact, she slightly reminds of myself because I have photographic memory when it comes to certain things!
Her dad on the other hand, has a troubled childhood because he was raised in a religious school and it was a strict upbringing. At one point, he was beaten by Father Murphy for not understanding his Irish accent properly. I kind of feel bad for him at this point.
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Review by deedragongirl posted 2 months ago
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The Book Cover.
Hi guys, I had read the book a few months ago and I was not at all impress about it for a number of reasons. So, here are my thoughts and review about it.

The Chapters

This was the number 1 reason why I was not very fond of, because the chapters were so confusing that I could not keep up with the story itself. It was like the author was jumbling with the chapters, especially the story-line itself.

The Story-Line

Speaking of the story, it was very slow pace that I could not keep up with it! It also has to much repetition in it, could not the author just get to the point of who is the killer? That I have to stop reading it halfway!

The Characters

I felt that the characters are very dry and unlikable, especially Rachel to whom I came not to like her at all, mainly because she is more introverted and I also find her very neurotic at times.
Whereas the other characters are totally out of place. It was like one chapter they have different personality than the previous chapters.
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Review by deedragongirl posted 5 months ago
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The Wonderful Book Cover.
Hi everyone, this is my third book review and only this time, it is Charles Dicken's novel Great Expectations.

The Story

I was fascinated about Pip and his life, his relationship with his family and especially Estella. The love of his life, I always feel sad for both Pip and Estella after the latter married Pip's rival, Bentley Drummle. An abrasive and unintelligent young aristocratic.
The story is also about forgiveness, especially the ending when Estella redeems herself and reunites with Pip.

The Characters

My favourite characters are Pip, the lawyer Mr Jaggers, Estella and Abel Magwitch, the latter was actually Pip's benefactor contrary to the latter's belief as he initially thought that it was Miss Havisham. Speaking of her, I initially found her cold and aloof. But as the story progresses, I also feel sorry for her and begs Pip to forgive Estella.
Finally, Bentley Drummle is a character that we all love to hate! He is said to be abusive towards Estella, prompting her to leave him and sadly he was killed from
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Opinion by deedragongirl posted 6 months ago
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Lovely rose!
Hi guys, earlier on I posted about my review about Gaston Leroux's horror classic. So are my personal opinions about the book in general, I will also be including bits of the musical on which it's base on.

The Story

I was very familiar with the story, especially since I had heard many of the familiar songs from the musical itself. When I read the book for the first time, I was really amazed on how the story is partially different from the musical itself.
Surely, it was a very intriguing story that every night I would listen to the audio-book and I would cry at the end, because the Phantom is a very sympathetic character and has no love from neither his parents nor anyone. Prompting him to go mad!
But there is one thing that I did not quite understand, it was that when Raoul and the Persian were nearly drown at the bottom of the opera house when they are going to rescue Christine from the titular character. Then, in the next chapter when Erik (the phantom) told his side of the story and about the young couple's whereabouts to the Persian. Both the latter and Raoul are safe & sound, to me it seems very abrupt!
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Opinion by deedragongirl posted over a year ago
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Team Harry Potter?
Hi everyone, I had read both books and I would like to give my opinions on both of them. However, for those who haven't read it, go ahead and read it. You don't know what you're missing.

Harry Potter

The series was extraordinary amazing, because it's not predictable and J.K. Rowling invented whimsical words to make the story interesting and flow with the magical universe.
I am very happy that all of the 6 books were made into movies that I could watch it again and again! I hope to read the 7 book when it comes to Malaysia.

The Chronicles of Narnia

When I first watch the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, my first impressions on both the movie and the book series was that out of this planet! It was like taking us to a different universe, I also read that it has some connections with Christianity.
But on the other hand, I hope to read them again because I'm so addicted to the story for peculiar reasons!
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Guide by johnuncle posted over a year ago
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In more general sense management assignment writing is very important considering the different level of question that are asked in the case study

We'll see in the research endeavor explaining configuration whether a solid currency is great or awful on the off chance that study term. Anything compelling is said well yet when we talk about any cash and monetary framework, influential can have unfavorable impacts for the entire financial framework.

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Opinion by LittleLottie posted over a year ago
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We all have our fandoms.
We all have those certain books we can’t stop talking about, those movies and TV shows we can’t stop re-watching, those video games we can’t stop re-playing, and those musicals that whenever the tour comes to town, we watch them again and again. We have all found escape into either an adventure or experience, whether it be in our modern-day world or a completely different place and time. Thanks to writers and directors, there are conflicts that get our hearts racing and more often than not, there are universal truths where we learn more about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. Most of all, these stories are driven by characters whom we come to love and talk about as if they are present and among us. But chances are, if you are like me, you have run into a fellow fan who possesses a completely different interpretation and/or opinion of the material than you do. Some fans do not even dwell too deeply or realistically over the issues surrounding them. For me, the issues were characters which a large amount of fans threw their hatreds towards, and yet I could not bring myself to cast a single stone. Sometimes this was...
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Review by 1d_swift posted over a year ago
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ROMEO AND JULIET
Romeo and Juliet (1595?) is justly famous for its poetic treatment of the ecstasy of youthful love. The play dramatizes the fate of two lovers victimized by the feuds and misunderstandings of their elders and by their own hasty temperaments. Shakespeare borrowed the tragic story of the two young Italian lovers from a long narrative poem, The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet (1562) by English writer Arthur Brooke. Shakespeare, however, added the character of Mercutio, increased the roles of the friar and the nurse, and reduced the moralizing of Brooke’s work. The play made an instant hit; four editions of the play were published before the 1623 Folio, demonstrating its popularity. The play continues to be widely read and performed today, and its story of innocent love destroyed by inherited hatred has seen numerous reworkings, as, for example, in the musical West Side Story (1957) by American composer Leonard Bernstein.
HAMLET
Hamlet, written about 1601 and first printed in 1603, is perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous play. It exceeds by far most other tragedies of revenge in the power of its ethical and psychological imagining. The play...
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Article by TheGoldenHeart posted over a year ago
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Hi there everyone!

I'm a writer and I'd love some international support for my story that I already gave to my favorite actor Colin Morgan personally as a gift. He inspired me for a certain character and it was given more as a sign of gratitude for the inspiration rather than for him to read it. No idea if he ever would, but I just hope the effort I put into translating it just for him made him happy that day. What a brilliant actor ^^ Anyways - I've created a club and this account itself for communicating with future readers. I don't want to bother anyone with it, but how else could you let people know your story even exists before it's published?

I promise I have put a lot of effort into it! It took me three years to create this world and the characters. Maybe you'll fall in love with "The Golden Heart". I'm striving for an international release of the book and what I need for that is support, support, support and lots of love!

I love everyone who tries to do the smallest thing to help!
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Opinion by 1999jacko posted over a year ago
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1:Grass by catherine Macphail
2:Worse than boys by catherine Macphail
3:Rick Riordan books
4:Game of thrones
5:Bzrk
6:Gone
7:hunger
8:Lies
9:plague
10:fear all by michael grant from 5-now
11:Hunger games
12:the enemy by charlie higson
13:D4rk inside
14:Inkheart
15: Skulduggery Pleasant
17:Dusk by kenneth opal
18:The Mediator by meg cabbot
19:any other books by Catherine Macphail
20:Deception point by Dan brown
21:The hounds of the Morrigan
22:Enid Blyton Books
23: Roxy's Baby
all of these books are epic check them out and enjoy them
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Opinion by Clavicula posted over a year ago
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My first language isn't English so please excuse my mistakes.^^
As a Emma Watson fan I saw the trailer of the movie "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" and immediately fell in love with the story so I decided to buy the book.
After two days reading I finished the book yesterday. (the book is not that big, so I probably would have finished it in one day if I had more time^^) At first, it took me a while to find my way into the story and to understand Charlie (the main character). That was mostly because I wasn't used to the kind of structure the book had. It contains the letters Charlie writes to someone that we don't know. He writes about his life as a freshman and his friends.
He is very emotional and crys alot (especially in the beginnung) what made it for me even harder to "feel him" (I don't know how to express this feeling I get when I'm really in the story and I "live" the book). It was hard for me at this point because I tend to suppress my feelings and I don't cry alot (at least not in public). But at part 2 (the book is subdivided into 4 parts) I really began to understand him and I realised that I did more than understand him, I did find myself in him....
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Guide by disturbian posted over a year ago
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I have started a new club that deals with horror and bizarro fiction. Bizarro deals with the weird and extreme side of horror. Usually it's described as the literary equivalent to the cult section of the video store. There are many authors who deal with the Bizarro and for the most part they go unrecognized by the mainstream media and that is why I have started this club. The books and topics I hope the club will include will deal with the more darker,nastier horror fiction, a place for adults who like to be challenged by their reading material and hope that this new club HORROR AND BIZARRO LITERATURE will do this. Thank you.
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Review by HouseofNightRox posted over a year ago
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My Favourite Books (In no order)

1. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
2. The Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine
3. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
4. Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
5. Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
6. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
7. Fade Out by Rachel Caine
8. Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine
9. Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
10. Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
11. Marked by P.C and Kristen Cast
12. Betrayed by P.C and Kristen Cast
13. Chosen by P.C and Kristen Cast
14. Untamed by P.C and Kristen Cast
15. Hunted by P.C and Kristen Cast
16. Tempted by P.C and Kristen Cast
17. Burned by P.C and Kristen Cast
18. Awakened by P.C and Kristen Cast
19. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
20. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
21. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
22. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
23. The Awakening by L.J Smith
24. The Struggle by L.J Smith
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Article by moodystuff449 posted over a year ago
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Thing are going round and round my head, or maybe my head is going round and round in things. -(Diana Wynne Jones)Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie, I'm dying of boredom in here, or maybe just dying. -(Diana Wynne Jones)Howl's Moving Castle

"You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want." — Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving Castle)

"’I think we ought to live happily ever after,’ and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal more hair-raising than any storybook made it sound, though she was determined to try.

‘It should be hair-raising,’ added Howl.

‘And you'll exploit me,’ Sophie said.

‘And then you'll cut up all my suits to teach me.’”— Diana Wynne Jones

"’Go to bed, you fool,’ Calcifer said sleepily. ‘You're drunk.’

‘Who, me?’ said Howl. ‘I assure you, my friends, I am cone sold sober.’ He got up and stalked upstairs, feeling for the wall as if he thought it might escape him unless he kept in touch with it. His bedroom door did escape him." — Diana Wynne Jones (Howl's Moving...
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Opinion by serenacullen93 posted over a year ago
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ZEN AND XANDER UNDONE - Amy Kathleen Ryan
SHADOW FALLS - Amy Kathleen Ryan
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevski
The Dark is Rising Series, by Susan Cooper
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, by barry lyga
Boy Toy, by barry lyga
Hero Type, by Barry Lyga
Star Girl, by Jerry Spinelli
How I live Now, by Meg Rosoff
MAGIC - Gail Carson Levine
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand - Gail Carson Levine
Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly - Gail Carson Levine
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg - Gail Carson Levine
For Biddle's Sake - Gail Carson Levine
Cinderellis and the Glass Hill - Gail Carson Levine
Betsy Who Cried Wolf - Gail Carson Levine
The Two Princesses of Bamarre- Gail Carson Levine
The Wish-Gail Carson Levine
Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep-Gail Carson Levine
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Opinion by Chitra_96_chant posted over a year ago
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Novel's title: Anne of Windy Poplars
Genre:Children's novel and everyday life
Author:Lucy M. Montgomery
Publish on:1936
Publisher:McClelland and Stewart
Amount of page:440 page
This novel is telling about Anne Shirley, the protagonist who had an adventure of life in the previous versions.In this version,she's already becoming adult people and work as a teacher during 3 years.
From the cover,i think it can showing the situation in England's village at 19 to 20th century.It contain of beauty scenery and calm situation.
The writer can describe the situation in the story and tell about appearance and characters of the antagonists and other person clearly. She can show Anne who feminine but brave for solving herself's or her friend's problems and always have a solution about it.

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Article by EastendersRox posted over a year ago
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RULES
1. DUMPPP TWILIGHT BOOKS IN THE BINNN (u can watch the movies)

ok today i will tell you about great books and there athors your CHRISTMAS LIST!!!

1.The vampire diaries saga

meet 17 year old elena gilbert she is extreamly butyfuil and every boy is after her one day a new boy starts school he is suuuuppppeeerrr hot his name is stefan salvatore and she like really likes him but she is yet to find out his dark secret (hes a vampire) and he has a (vampire) brother who is SUPPPPPPPPPPPPPEREEEEERRRERERER
hot to so she is torn between his brother damon and her boyfriend stefan

it sound crap but trust me its not i would rate these books 4 and a half out of five coz there really good DDEEEEFFFFOO put these books on your xmas list and i know what your thinking they copied TWILIGHT but they dident stephine meyer copied vampire diarievamp diariess was wote years before twilight


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Guide by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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READING ROCKETS
– Book lists, resources & tips to read & learn to read better.

We've gathered here many resources for sharing the joy of reading with children. By highlighting great books and authors we hope you'll find the books that unlock the love of reading in the children you care about.

ABCs of teaching reading
Free reading guides
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Big summer read
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Holiday buying guide
Choosing and using kids’ books

… and lots lots more

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Opinion by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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Lilian Jackson Braun
Mystery novels
From 200 to 300 pages
Hard cover and paperback


The Cat Who... is a novel series of murder mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun. This series is called the "Cat Who..." series because each book title in this series begins with the words "The Cat Who. . .".

"The Cat Who..." books feature a reporter named James Qwilleran and his Siamese cats Kao K'o-Kung, Koko for short, and Yum-Yum. The first book in the series was written in 1966, with two more following in 1967 and 1968. Eighteen years passed until Jackson Braun published the next book in the series, and through 2007 a new "Cat Who..." title was published with some regularity.

Lawrence Block once wrote in one of his Burglar books the rather facetious comment that the next book in the series ought to be entitled 'The Cat Who Lived Forever'.

See full list and 5-star reviews and where to find them:

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Review by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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Alan Weisman
2007-2008
St. Martin’s Press

– A fascinating eco-thriller … Gripping

The simple but irresistible premise of Alan Weisman's The World Without Us - what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared - lit up imaginations even as it ignited controversy around the world.

Weisman's "thought experiment" examines what would happen in both the immediate and distant future to the land, the animals, the oceans, our cities, our art, and all manner of things we take for granted if we were no longer here. Would the seas again teem with fish? Would our concrete jungles crumble to make way for natural ones? How long, if ever, would it take for our collective footprint to fade away?

A MUST READ

- Over 100 reviews can’t lie:

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Guide by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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The small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan takes seriously their country’s “gross national happiness,” which they deem as important as the gross domestic product, a standard economic indicator. Public policy, the king declared, should be linked to people’s sense of well-being, not just to economics. To be sure, the pillars of national happiness in Bhutan include financial self-reliance, a pristine environment, health care, education preserving local culture, and democracy. But economic growth in itself is just part of the equation.

The gross national happiness is not just for Bhutan: the notion of placing as much or more value on people’s happiness and life satisfaction as on economic growth per se has been embraced by a small, but growing, international group of economists. They see as misguided the universal assumption in policy circles worldwide that the consumption of more goods means people feel better off. They are developing new ways to measure well-being in terms not just of income and employment but also of satisfaction with personal relationships and a sense of purpose in life.
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Review by O_The_Scientist posted over a year ago
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There's this book, Fablehaven. It's a series, as well, with over four books in it. It revolves around Kendra and Seth Sorenson as they go to their grandfather's Estate. They discover a secret magical preserve, which they quickly learn is in danger from the Society of the Evening star, an evil secret society. Brandon Mull is the author, and he uses a very good writing style. The books had a lot of action in it, and a shocking twist at the end of the second book was completely unexpected. If you are young like me (I'm 14) or younger, (maybe 15) you should really like Fablehaven. It's nice and thrilling.
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Review by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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Daniel Goleman, 2006, 334 pages

Goleman in his groundbreaking book reveals that neural linkages between humans influence the brain and the body. These invisible bridges give us the ability to change people's moods, emotions, and health - as these people can do to us. Relationships not only shape emotional states and general psychological experience, but also the very physiological matter that makes our body. Our interactions with people influences our immune system, circulation, hormones, and breathing for example.

Social Intelligence expands from the one-person psychology within an individual to a two-person psychology that looks at the connection shared between individuals. More specifically, Goleman defines social intelligence as:

1)    Social awareness, which comprises of primal empathy, attunement, empathic accuracy, and social cognition, and

2)    Social facility, which includes synchrony, self-presentation, influence, and concern.
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Review by juicyjossy9 posted over a year ago
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BJ Gallagher Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt
2006, 172 pages

I know the title may make you smile and giggle. I did too when it was introduced to me as a gift when I was studying for my master’s degree in psychology in 2001. And what a gift! I am since happily involved in human resources for a law firm employing over 600 people, including 250 lawyers. Over 600 very different human beings with very different ways of thinking, but 600 very different human beings all living for the same purpose: make the best out of everything life gave to each and everyone of them – creativity and courage – and on top of all, their will to team work, TOGETHER. Hence the analogy of the peacock evolving with penguins.

This book was first on the market in 1991, and exclusively destined for “corporate purposes”. It soon became internationally acclaimed by many major companies, and was reedited for the public in 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2006. It is definitely one of the few reference works I constantly rely to, to find solutions to untie delicate situations involving internal relational disagreements. An average of 9 out of 10 gets settled with smiling hand shakes. For...
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