What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations #(2020)
- Title: What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations
- Author: Manny Rayner
- ISBN: 9781105520716
- Page: 411
- Format: Paperback
Would Mr Darcy have preferred Mary Poppins to Lizzie Bennet Is the New Testament science fiction Could the Three Musketeers have beaten the Lord of the Rings in a fair fight Does Jemima Puddleduck work better as a French trash novel And what would Pooh have said to Dante You ll find answers to all the above questions, and many , in this book.
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Eating an egg salad sandwich while reviewing Manny s book, which in turn will leave egg on my face, but it can t be helped, as I am rather messy Manny writes reviews for , and this book contains those that he feels are his best He also has a big following, and I was going to say Huge but that word has taken on a negative connotation in American politics this year, one in which he is very disappointed in, just as am I This book has been around for a while, and I thought it was just about Pooh and [...]
, and GRers themselves, fundamentally inspire the reading of books and the writing of reviews and the interactions that occur as a result of the collisions of both The variations that inspiration engenders could probably be calculated using non linear mathematics by the author of this speculative fiction piece given his prodigious applied and theoretical background in computing science, his achievements in chess, and his other publications.This collection of reviews is, in part, the author s att [...]
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