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Winnie Ille Pu (Latin Edition) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-08-12 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 38 user ratings
ISBN:014015339X
LANGUAGE:Latin

"Celebrity Death Match Quarter Final

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus Mary Poppins

BANKS FAMILY EXPRESS SHOCK AT NEW REVELATIONS IN POPPINS CASE

London, Friday 14th October 2011

The Banks family have expressed their 'deep disappointment' at new discoveries in the Poppins corruption scandal. 'We just can't understand it' a tearful Mrs Banks said to reporters yesterday. 'She always looked as if butter would not melt in her mouth. It's hard to believe that she was working against the country's best interests all this time.'

The beginnings of Ms P.'s downfall go back to the year 2003, when feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square became illegal under a City of London by-law. At the time it was well documented that Ms Poppins was donating large sums of money to the Save the Pigeons campaign, which of course is not a criminal act. However, when the Inland Revenue examined the campaign's financial records, they found anomalies in the amounts used for what were described as 'publicity services'. Millions of pounds were being siphoned into this particular fund which then was traced to bank accounts in Switzerland, and suspicion was raised that it had been used for money laundering, and to bribe members of the City of London Council. Five of their members are now under police investigation.

Now further details reveal that Ms Poppins' fortune was amassed from a drug courier business. Her blameless exterior and independent means of travel provided the perfect front for a perfidious trade in cocaine, which was often carried in her well-known carpet bag in the guise of stomach powders. A recent case of poisoning has raised further suspicion that cocaine was not the only substance in her repertoire. These details were betrayed after Ms P. took up personally with Ms S., a former birdseed seller, and allowed her to enjoy all the privileges of a personal assistant without any formal employment arrangement. Ms S. had business cards printed claiming that she was a personal advisor to Ms Poppins, flew frequently on trips with Ms Poppins and even set up meetings with prospective clients. However it seems that when Ms S tried to muscle in on the drug business, she was quietly ousted, and then went to the police in retaliation.

Police sources inform us that there is an ongoing investigation into Ms Poppins' connections to the underworld of illegal immigrants to the UK, often disguised as chimney sweeps and taught to speak with an unconvincing Cockney accent.

It would appear that Ms Poppins sits at the centre of a web of corruption. Calls for her resignation as the nation's Super Nanny were already to be heard pending investigation of the bribery scandal, but the recent revelations about her drug dealing business make her position increasingly untenable. Ms Poppins was unavailable for comment yesterday, but her spokesman, Mr A. Werritty, is due to make a public statement later today.

Note: no animals were harmed in the making of this review.
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"I'm sorry to say it, I just wasn't impressed.

I picked up this audiobook for free on World Book Day provided by Amazon. While it wasn't all bad, it hasn't been my favorite audiobook. I must say, I strongly disliked the music, I really just didn't see the point in it. It was extremely irritating to me. As for the narration, Peter Dennis did fairly well with representing the characters we all know and love. The only one I didn't feel was represented well was Christopher Robin, he just seemed to come across as too adult. I did enjoy his representation of Pooh, and especially Piglet.

As for the novel and stories in itself, I'm starting to recall why I wasn't exactly a huge Winnie the Pooh fan growing up. I was always a take it or leave it kind of child when it came to Winnie the Pooh. It just never seemed all that captivating to me. I was a very imaginative child, and for me, there was never enough adventure. That aside, the characters are endearing, and I can see why this is a favorite for many.
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"Celebrity deathmatch review in which Winnie the Pooh wins.



I know some here think I am unnecessarily wordy, so let me get straight to the point. Hamlet sucks.

[Editor's note to these recently discovered papers. Tolstoy tries really REALLY hard to leave it at that, but he can't. And thus Tolstoy continues...]

As I wrote some time ago now:

None of Shakespeare’s characters shows, in such a striking fashion, the playwright’s - I don’t want to say inability—complete disregard for proper characterization as does Hamlet. None of his other plays reveals as much as Hamlet the blind worship of Shakespeare, the unreasoning hypnosis which does not even admit the thought that a work of Shakespeare’s can be anything but brilliant or that one of his main characters can be anything but the expression of some new, deeply involved idea.

Shakespeare takes a reasonably good story or drama written some 15 years earlier, writes his own play from it, putting into the mouth of the principal character, quite inopportunely (as he always does), all those ideas of his own which he thinks worthy of consideration. But, in doing so ... he is totally unconcerned about when and under what circumstances these ideas are uttered. Thus the character who expresses all these ideas becomes Shakespeare’s mouthpiece and loses his own essence to the extent that his deeds do not correspond to his words.

Hamlet’s personality is quite understandable in the story from which Shakespeare drew his play. He is outraged by his uncle’s and mother’s deed, wants to take vengeance on them, but is afraid his uncle might kill him as he did his father, and therefore feigns insanity. ...

All this is clear, and it follows from Hamlet’s character and position. But by putting into Hamlet’s mouth those ideas which Shakespeare wants to tell the world, and by forcing him to perform those actions which Shakespeare needs for preparing the most effective scenes, the author destroys the character of the Hamlet of the legend. For the entire duration of the play Hamlet does not act the way he might want or might like to, but the way the author requires him to act: at one time he is terrorized by his father’s ghost, and another time he chaffs at him, calling him an old mole; first he loves Ophelia, later he teases her cruelly, and so forth. It is impossible to find an explanation for Hamlet’s actions or words, and it is therefore impossible to assign to him any character at all.

But since it is generally accepted that the great Shakespeare could not possibly write anything bad, scholars and critics have racked, and are racking their brains to discover some unusual beauty in an obvious defect, which is particularly evident and quite irritating in Hamlet, where the protagonist has no character. The wise critics now proclaim that Hamlet expresses, with extraordinary power, a completely new and profound character, whose distinguishing feature is the absence of character, and that only the genius of a Shakespeare could create such a profound characterless character. Having established this, the scholarly critics proceed to write volume upon volume to praise and explain the greatness and significance of the characterization of a person without character. It is true that some of the critics occasionally produce timid remarks that there might be something odd about that character, that Hamlet is an unsolvable riddle; but no one finds the courage to say that the emperor is naked, that it is perfectly plain that Shakespeare was either unable or unwilling to give Hamlet a specific character. Nor did he understand that it was at all necessary. And so the scholarly critics continue to study, investigate, and extol this mysterious literary production. ...

To this I will now add: the moralistic, ascetic Winnie - the Christ-figure as small bear - this is what Hamlet should have been, instead of the pathetic ditherer he turned out to be. Hamlet. Pah.
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" Silly old bear! We listened to the audio during a family trip. For me, it was nostalgic, gentle, old-timey (a made up word that seems quite appropriate), and sweet. My children, both (I thought) on the older side to enjoy this in this day and age, absolutely adored it. " said.

"Like pretty much everyone else in the world I'd heard of WINNIE-THE-POOH. I'd even seen a lot of the TV shows and movies (a friend of mine actually wrote some of the TV shows for Disney). But it wasn't until I watched GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN that I became interested in reading the books. I am so very glad I did.

I've only read the first one so far, and, as expected, it is a wonderful children's story; but what I didn't realize was how uniquely well-written it is. Admittedly the opening caught me off-guard and I had to re-read it twice to understand the point-of-view, but once I realized what Mr. Milne was doing, I loved it.

Yes, the storytelling is simplistic. Mr. Milne is obviously writing for a very young audience. This makes his style entirely appropriate, plus his ability to tell his story from the standpoint of a child is amazing. But it is his characters that make WINNIE work most of all. They are brilliantly childlike and likable.

Kudos, Mr. Milne. WINNIE-THE-POOH is a wonderful accomplishment, and deserves all of its accolades. I have no doubt it will still be around in another hundred years.
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" A really wonderful collection of short tales that introduces the friends of Christopher Robin.From that silly little Bear who is fixated on honey to the nervous Piglet.I was quite surprised that Tigger doesn’t feature (he appears in the sequel).I was familiar with most of these stories having grown up with the Disney cartoons, Pooh getting stuck in holes being so iconic.This book also included some wonderful illustrations.My favourite character is Eeyore, I loved he’s birthday storyline! " said.

"Oh, bother! I’ve started this Review and now I don’t know how to continue. I had a Very Good Idea for one and then it sort of just Flew Away.
(“What’s a Revue? asked Piglet, "can they really fly?”
“Well, they can,” said Bear, “it Depends. Sometimes they just Plod, if you know what I mean. You have to say something of Very Great Importance, so that it will be Liked.”
“Pooh," said Piglet helpfully, "if you wrote it I would like it anyway.”)

But maybe there isn’t anything new I can say that hasn’t been said already. For the Bear of Very Little Brain (AA Milne’s, not the vomitoriously cute Disney Pooh) is a wonderful and timeless creation. Who could not love such a dim but loyal friend? Who could not fail to identify in some way with at least one of Pooh’s own meek, credulous, testy, pompous or depressed (you know who I mean!) friends?
Well, one grand-daughter didn’t take to him at all, but the other would have listened to both this and The House at Pooh Corner at one sitting if she had been able to - there’s no accounting for taste. I remember reading these at maybe 8 or so, and being full of sadness when I at last finished the second book, because I had never wanted that world to end.
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" This was just completely delightful. I never read the Winnie the Pooh stories as a child (just the poems), but I remember several of these stories from seeing them interpreted by Disney, and the nostalgia factor was real. There are so many jokes for adults in these books, and they genuinely made me smile and laugh out loud. I kept getting up to read little sections to my husband because I found them so funny. I'm so glad I have this in my collection now. " said.

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