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The Sikh Religion It's Gurus
The Sikh Religion It's Gurus
by Max Arthur Macauliffe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £39.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but useful, 8 Oct. 2014
Unfortunately, but understandably, written with a heavy Abrahamic bias on interpreting Sikh philosophy which does more to obscure the real meanings of Sikh philosophy. This possibly explains the Abrahamic skew in the mindset of the diaspora Sikhs who can't understand the original text and rely on translations such as this.

On the plus side it's the only decent english account of the lives of the Gurus.


Sikh Gurus: Their Lives and Teachings
Sikh Gurus: Their Lives and Teachings
by K. S. Duggal
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 21 July 2014
Generally awful, lots of misinformation; author states own opinions as fact and has no depth of knowledge. Avoid.


Polo
Polo
Price: £4.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shame, 18 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Polo (Kindle Edition)
She builds the atmosphere nicely, shame that a lot of the commentary about the actual polo makes little sense 'Blocking a cut shot from Jesus, Ricky..., changing direction three times....obvious pass to Drew on the right.' It's just not how the dynamics of the game work.


BC Only the Sikhs
BC Only the Sikhs
by Patwant Singh
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shallow, 23 Feb. 2008
This review is from: BC Only the Sikhs (Hardcover)
Like another reviewer said, this book is just a rewrite of other rewrites. Parts of the book are laughably conspiracy theory-esque, especially the few lines relating to the build up to the events of 1984. Ignorance of the spiritual aspect of the various lineages of Sikh saints and the Gurus themselves seems to be a feature of writers on Sikhism of Patwant Singh's generation, a fault that will hopefully be rectified by the future generations.

Overall a very shallow account of Sikh history sadly tainted by a lack of objectivity on the author's part, and the constant mind-numbing convolutions attempting to blame everything that has ever happened on the Brahmins.


Rock School: The Complete First Series [DVD]
Rock School: The Complete First Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rock School
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £1.77

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 30 Aug. 2007
It is an entertaining series, though I am not sure if it warrants being bought. My only complaint is that they intentionally picked students that did not like rock music rather than students that were actually interested in rock music (I know this because I have friends at the school where this was filmed), the result of which is a, frankly, ludicrous display of stereotype with regards to the students.
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300
300
by Frank Miller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.29

60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RE: M. Bolton, 23 Mar. 2007
This review is from: 300 (Hardcover)
Sir

I think the fact that you have not read the novel destroys all credibility of your opinion.

Frank Miller's work is about as far from 'Hollywoodised' as you can get in terms of graphic novels being made into films. Robert Rodriguez had to quit the Director's Guild in order to keep Sin City true to the novel.

Nothing was 'adapted', the story is biased to Miller's point of view, that is his right as the author. Nowhere is it claimed that it is completely historically accurate - there are historical readings recommended on the final page, but of course, you didn't even get past the first.

The art work is beautiful and some of the famous quotes are accurate according to Herodotus. All Miller has done is blur the line between fantasy and reality, which surely is the point of a graphic novel and a film - it is not a documentary, nor is it a historical account, it is a story. It may be biased, giving a distorted view of the truth after the fashion of western historians labelling other cultures as savages and barbarians, but this doesn't detract from the fact that it is well illustrated and well told.

It is necessary to remind yourself that this is a work of fantasy, though i believe Frank Miller does the Spartans a disservice in his portrayal of them, and especially of Leonidas (in reality it was because, not in spite of the oracle that he went to war). The portrayal of the Persians is fantastical, but fits in with Herodotus' legendary accounts of dog-headed men and monsters and is justified in that the story is told from the point of view of the Greeks.


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