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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Alastair Reynolds
Progress: 28/432 pages
The Nightmare Stacks (A Laundry Files Novel)
Charles Stross
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated
Charles Darwin
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Hero And Leander
Christopher Marlowe
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An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics
P.A. DAVIDSON, E.J. Hinch, S.H. Davis, Mark J. Ablowitz
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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
Plasma physics
R.A. Cairns
Progress: 4/244 pages
Selected Short Stories - Conrad (Wordsworth Classics)
Keith Carabine, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 37/272 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 108/1102 pages

Albert Einstein, by An Incomptent

Albert Einstein: The Life of a Genius - Jack Steinberg



This is like a bad wikipedia article written by an non-native English speaker with no training in any form of professional writing. The phrasing is bad. The material is disorganised, unreferenced, superficial and looks as if it has been culled from a bunch of secondary sources without acknowledgement. Every paragraph is followed by an acre of white space to no purpose except, perhaps, a failed attempt to disguise how short the work is. I abandoned it on p11.


A note at the back says, "Printed by Amazon." This book re-enforces all the bad stereotypes about self published works. I am kicking myself for not taking the time to check the nature of this piece properly before purchase. I feel ripped off.