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The Informers
The Informers
by Bret Easton Ellis
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for those who can't sit down and read., 24 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Informers (Paperback)
At times in our lives we need to sit down and read a short chunk of prose that makes us feel as though we as individuals are not as bad as we could be, yet remind us that as a race we are pretty detestable. Ellis manages this with this, his 'actual' first book. 'The Informers' should have been his debut but it wasn't, and a good job too. Each short story (and that's what it is, a collection of short stories) feels like you're rushing through too quickly. Take each story in your stride as a full serving of the entire book will leave you feeling more dazed and confused than entertained. I definitely do not recommend this for anyone who has never read Ellis before. Read 'American Psycho' or 'Glamorama' first and then read this at a very leisurely pace to enjoy it to it's fullest potential.


The Best Of
The Best Of
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Cash then you'll love this., 24 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Best Of (MP3 Download)
All of Johnny Cash's best songs (minus his cover of NIN's Hurt). A must-buy for the Cash-fanatic!


The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rewarding if you make it to the end., 24 Aug 2009
This book is not for the faint-hearted and definitely not for the writers who are just starting out. It is harder to get into than the Pentagon and is heavy going throughout. If you want simple instructions on how to write an exciting script then this definitely isn't for you. It is however a great stepping block from the 'simple stuff' if you are a seasoned scriptwriter and really turns some of our ideas about writing inside-out. I do recommend this book if you are studying scriptwriting at an advanced level, otherwise, leave well alone.


Way Of The Samurai 2 (PS2)
Way Of The Samurai 2 (PS2)

2.0 out of 5 stars Fun for a while but just doesn't hit the spot., 24 Aug 2009
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This game is for players who enjoyed the first 'Way of the Samurai' and not for the casual gamer. There are sloppy graphical errors and poor voice-over acting. The makers have gone for comedy and missed the mark when it comes to building on the last game. There are too many activities to complete in the alotted time and you always seem to end up running down the same story-line routes. Definitely not as good as the first one.


Writing Dialogue for Scripts (Writing Handbooks)
Writing Dialogue for Scripts (Writing Handbooks)
by Rib Davis
Edition: Paperback

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it could have been., 24 Aug 2009
There are far better books out there that are more rounded and more helpful. The problem with this book is that it is too specialised. It takes one aspect of a script and tries to explain it in far too great detail than dialogue should be attributed. When considering writing a screenplay or a script of any sort, most people automatically assume that dialogue is the main feature. Whilst dialogue may make up the majority of a script, it does not form a script. You would be better of buying a book which details the main points of a script and explains the key parts which form a script.
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The Hate Yourself Change
The Hate Yourself Change
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nirvana Fans Rejoice!, 24 Aug 2009
The highly nderrated Neva Dinova are a band from Omaha, Nebraska. Credited as being 'Indie', this, the band's second album but first major release, hints at depression yet leaves you feeling fresh at the end of it. Even if you don't like half the songs, 'Picture in a Pocket' is a catchy song which will more than make up for the rest of the album as will the humorous 'I've Got This Feeling'. If you like Nirvana then you'll love Neva Dinova. If you're British, buy this album knowing that you will be one of very few Brits who have even heard of Neva Dinova.


Shifts (Seren Classics)
Shifts (Seren Classics)
by Christopher Meredith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One For The Welshies and Welshophiles., 24 Aug 2009
I've been taught by Chris Meredith and he is truly as dark and humorous as his writing (if you've read any of his poetry you'll know what I mean by this). This book is a serious statement on life and how it shifts and changes. A definite must-read for those who love gritty stories that feel as real as breathing.


The Rules of the Game
The Rules of the Game
by Neil Strauss
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.51

8 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars As Exciting As Sliced Bread..., 24 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Rules of the Game (Paperback)
My friend recommended this book after it turned him from "pick-up the trash" to "pick-up artist" in just one read. One thing you have to realise about this book is the fact that it is out to sell copies whilst playing on the insecure male's psyche. If you really feel that bad about yourself then it may be worth a read just to boost your ego and remind you that you're not the only one there with problems. If you are confident in yourself then it's about as exciting as sliced bread and just as useful... This is definitely one of those books that you use to prop up some your better reads.
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The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
The Game: Undercover in the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
by Neil Strauss
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bestseller?, 26 April 2009
Are you socially inept? Can you not muster the courage to talk to women? Then 'The Game' will be right up your alley. However, if you have no problem talking to women then this book will come across as a tad patronising. Okay, so the story is intriguing and the characters are hilarious but I really wouldn't call this a book that's worth the money you pay for. Only buy it if you've got a couple of hours and a couple of quid to spare.
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