Jul with Georgia playing Merc Lurk io Jas also becomes less of a spaz and tries to be a little less clingy when it comes to Tom Also was there this much German in earlier booksThe one thought I have is what would happen to Georgia later in life While the current teen aspect has run its course what would happen if Louise Rennison decided to relaunch the series later in Georgia s life This isn t a far fetched idea either Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend was a huge success in the 80s and later she decided to continue his tale later in his life He started out as 13 34s in 1983 but by 2004 he was 34 I personally think this would work for Georgia plus she could give Bridget Jones a run for her money especially seeing as they are making yet another film why I ask why The second was awful and in my mind hurt the perfection of the originalAs a final note I loved the Rowan Atkinson uote I think it s from Blackadder but I was also watching The Thin Blue Line recently so one of those You wouldn t get it it came in
a large bag marked IT I m glad that I ve finally this series and in a large bag marked IT I m glad that I ve finally finished this series and in a I m pleased that Georgia and Dave got together but I do sort of feel like I wasted some time with these books When I started reading them at the age of 12 I really enjoyed them and they do still have some amusing moments in them but the last three books have ust been repetitive OTT immature ramblings Maybe it s that I m too old for these books now but thinking about it I never behaved like Georgia and her friends when I was 15 and that s probably why I find it hard to sympathise with her Originally she was a fun amusing character but now she rather annoys me as do her friends in fact about 90% of the stuff in this book made me roll my eyes Although there were a few moments that made me giggle I was seriously unimpressed and am uite glad that this series has finally come to an end 410 I have an apology to makeDear man on the train I am so sorry that I sniggered I saw your face fall and I know it appeared that I was sniggering at you but honestly I wasn t I was sniggering at Georgia Nicholson I would like to extend this apology to all the other people who suffered my laughter and snorts and silent shaking On the train Oh and the busI can be a book snob I admit it For someone whose MA is and eventual PhD will be in children s literature you d think I was mroe open minded For years I have dismissed Louise Rennison as a writer of chick lit for. Ing Georgia all aloney on her owney again All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with himTwo boys fighting over Georgia It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet though perhaps a touch less tragicIt's time for Georgia to. Kids trash for teens but Basoomas made me realise that I have only been punishing myself with such stupidnosityGeorgia Nicholson is a superb creation Witty articulate naughty and prone to ein Bisschen Deutsch when necessary she is everything my high school friends were but cooler I actually cried with laughter at her having to slow down her walk to a shuffle in order to avoid overtaking her father s Robin Reliant Whole acts of Romeo and Juliet and forever stamped for me with Georgia s ridiculous drama teacherI liked everything about this book I liked the character of Georgia and her not very good best friend Jas I liked her Italian Stallion Masimo and I loved Dave the Laugh Every time he appeared I cackled with glee like a grown up Libby I would recommend this book selectively but with great enjoyment HORRRRNNNNI struggle a bit with how to rate this one since 5 stars I enjoyed every blessed moment of it But 3 4 stars as far as series FINALES go it was over a bit too soon I mean you d have to be extraordinarily dim to have not figured this ending out somewhere around book five but still I wanted to revel in the conclusion a bit before I turned the page and found myself at the glossary And to be honest I wanted something as gripping as Angus nearly dying in the last installment to happen here as well Though nearly having to snog Wet Lindsey is about on par with the death of a loved one I s poseAll that said it was hi larious and satisfying to see Georgia finally come to here senses Ish Will read and reread the entire series for ages to come Ah there s nothing like a bit of Georgia Nicholson silliness to cheer me up I love that Louise Rennison s books are still funny the third time You Read Them I Could Actually Just Sit Here Uoting read them I could actually ust sit here uoting hilarious lines to you instead of writing a review I thought about itWhat should I say These books never fail to make me laugh sometimes out loud and I m only sad that this book is the end of
the road for our Ace Gang sex gods luurve gods and most importantly our Hornmeister Yes I am in love road for our Ace Gang sex gods luurve gods and most importantly our Hornmeister Yes I am in love Dave the Laugh I remember back when there was no other but Robbie aka the sex god and all I could think was noooooo when Georgia got closer to Dave but now there s ust no other sensible choice sex gods and Italian luurve gods step asideI will even miss Wet Lindsay Slim and Elvis Not to mention Jas and her ginormous knickers This is one series I know I will be able to read again and again. Get to the bottom oo er of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all It's like they always say If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it is he still a mate Or is he somethin.
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war
In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.
Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the “Bomber Mafia,” asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal?
In contrast, the bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of the war was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared even by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?”
Things might have gone differently had LeMay’s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. Hansell believed in precision bombing, but when he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.