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Doro Audioline Tel 2i Gondola Telephone - White
Doro Audioline Tel 2i Gondola Telephone - White
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: 13.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says, 11 May 2011
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This is about as basic a phone as you can get, but it has most of the features a basic phone should have. As such, it is absolutely fine. Those who have complained it won't hang on the wall have simply not read the instruction to take out the receiver hook, turn it round and put it back! It rings, you can answer it and phone others with it, all with good clarity of sound. It has memory, redial etc. If that's all you need, buy it.


Smart Flesh
Smart Flesh
Price: 7.37

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good album from one of America's finest, but....., 24 Feb 2011
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This review is from: Smart Flesh (Audio CD)
I was looking forward to this album with a lot of anticipation after the wonderful sounds produced on 'What the crow brings' and Oh my God Charlie Darwin' and this is certainly not a disappointment. Gone are the jarring, and not very well performed, raucous numbers that intruded in OMGCD (and also when I saw the band live in Brighton in an otherwise superb show - though there is NEVER an excuse to perform 'There's a hole in my bucket' on ANY occasion!), but the new album doesn't really take us any further than the previous ones. It's early days yet, and I suspect that this album will grow steadily as I listen to it further, but as of now, there aren't quite the stand out songs that immediately struck me on the other two albums. It will be interesting to see what The Fleet Foxes do in their forthcoming album for a comparison - both bands have a lot in common, although I just prefer the songwriting of The Low Anthem. This is a must have for anyone who likes this kind of music, but ther is a slight sense of a band marking time, albeit at a standard that puts a lot of other contemporary popular music to shame. Looking forward to the live shows later in the year.


The Rings Of Saturn
The Rings Of Saturn
by Winfried Georg Sebald
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique and wonderful book., 28 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Rings Of Saturn (Paperback)
I first encountered Sebald when I read 'Austerlitz' and I was utterly overwhelmed by the strange beauty of that novel - every sentence seemed to carry a hint of mortality in the manner of poetry. 'The Rings of Saturn' has many of the same qualities - beautifully written (and brilliantly translated) - but with even less of an obvious narrative framework as 'Austerlitz'. The novel (?) works in ways that remind me of Italo Calvino - enigmatic, allusive and trusting the reader to engage with and become central to the act of interpretation / understanding. So many writers - many of them critically lauded - tell you everything you need to know in order to make sense of the text, and end up - paradoxically - rendering it dull and predictable. Sebald trusts you to work as a reader and the effort is fully rewarded. It is a novel (of sorts) you can return to many times and it will continue to give up new and beautiful - if sometimes devastating - meanings. The comparison to Proust, mentioned in another review, is not an overstatement.


Austerlitz
Austerlitz
by Winfried Georg Sebald
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't have read anything quite like this before, 9 Mar 2010
This review is from: Austerlitz (Paperback)
I have just finished reading this book and have been completely stunned at how powerful and moving it is. Those reviewers who have found the book uninvolving seem to be criticising the novel for not being what they wanted rather than looking at what it actually is - complex in narrative approach and yet utterly beguiling to read throughout. As an evocation of the force and weight of the past as it bears down on the present for individuals and for societies, the feeling of entrapment in a web of forces we cannot quite grasp and the powerful sense of loss and abandonment felt by the protaganist, this novel has no equal. It is not a difficult book to read, as some reviewers have suggested. They seem to be implying that they don't get it, therefore it is failing. This is certainly not a book for 'literary snobs' as one writer asserts - my own favourite writer is Cormac Mcarthy - but Sebald is a master stylist and unquestionably a writer of the greatest power. Like all great writing (and what connects the unlikely coupling of McArthy with Sebald) it is what is not said that is more powerful than what is. A word of congratualtions to the translator - the prose works magnificently throughout, despite the sometimes awkward "Austerlitz said" that are not always required.


One Endless Night
One Endless Night
Price: 8.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best of gilmore, 10 Feb 2010
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This review is from: One Endless Night (Audio CD)
This is undoubtedly Jimmie Dale Gilmore's best album. His voice is an acquired taste, but once acquired, remains with you. How anyone can think 'Mac the Knife' is 'dreary' is incomprehensible - it's the stand out track here and is used to stunning effect in the film 'A Prophet'. This is a great record - as long as you like the unique sound of Gilmore's voice, and not everyone does.


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