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  • adv. In a gripping manner.


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  • Through these first-hand accounts Burgess grippingly reveals how life really is for some young people.

    Recommended reads: ages 13+

  • This first-hand account of the construction of a clandestine shortwave radio by British POWs in a Japanese camp in Singapore really reminds me of James Clavell's magnificent novel King Rat, my all-time favorite war-novel, which revolves grippingly around the construction, discovery and consequences of a hidden shortwave in the Changi camp (both Clavell and Ronald "St Trinian's" Searle were interned in this camp).

    Boing Boing

  • The second half grippingly recounts the torrid drama that unfolded after Dickinson's death, aged 55, in 1886.

    Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon – review

  • Skin and Bones by Tom Bale (Preface, £12.99) starts grippingly and chillingly with the story of how Julia, visiting the village in Sussex where her parents recently died, runs down to the post office for a few supplies, to find herself in the middle of a massacre.

    January 2009

  • Luckily, he acquires helpful allies as he barrels his way through an eventful life, grippingly told by Mr. Hill.

    The Spy Tale as Rugged Romance

  • Mary's escape, her abduction by Stoney and dramatic rescue are grippingly told

    Wedlock: Summary and book reviews of Wedlock by Wendy Moore.

  • Torchwood raised its game when it evolved to a miniseries format in 2009's grippingly horrific Children of Earth, but Miracle Day is double the length, which in the early chapters leads to some ponderous, if topical, mumbo-jumbo about universal health care and sinister Big Pharmaceuticals.

    Roush Review: Breaking Bad and Other Weekend Picks

  • Several lessons are grippingly put before us in this essay, such as the human race's need for its creator, God, the need for authority and structure in our lives, the link between good behavior and human dignity built on the rubbish heap of the self-esteem movement and the indignity of no accountability.

    Freedom Doesn't Mean an Absence of Responsible Values

  • Mr. Crowley grippingly narrates how Dandolo steered the Fourth Crusade toward Venice's preferred targets, principally Constantinople.

    The Doges of War

  • Ross Kemp in Israel last night was superb: not just grippingly produced, but actually balanced.

    Both sides of the divide


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