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Face the Promise
Face the Promise
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Price: £47.09

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seger's still got it, 25 Jan 2007
This review is from: Face the Promise (Audio CD)
Another Bob Seger album after all these years and yet it's as if the gap didn't exist. Seger sings and plays as ever. No Silver Bullet band on this album though but that doesn't really detract.

The CD is no longer than an old LP (43 mins) though and after all this time, I'd have hoped for a fuller CD.

The DVD is definitely worth paying the extra for, with old videos and concert footage.

A must for Seger fans


Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls [DVD] [2003]
Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Johnny Cash
Price: £10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cash - Classic Ronstadt, 25 Jan 2007
As a Linda Ronstadt fan, I bought this for the four tracks she did but the Johnny Cash tracks are equally as good - especially with Carl Perkins. Some of the rest was padding but overall worth the money - for the Ronstadt tracks alone.


Passport To Pimlico [DVD]
Passport To Pimlico [DVD]
Dvd ~ Stanley Holloway
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £14.82

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate British Film, 23 Jan 2007
This review is from: Passport To Pimlico [DVD] (DVD)
When a WWII bomb goes off in a post-War London neighbourhood, the residents discover not only treasure but that the area is actually part of the Duchy of Burgundy and not in the UK.

The results are hilarious. The characters are brilliant. So very Ealing and so very British. For me the best British film ever!


Dead Famous
Dead Famous
by Ben Elton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Big Brother meets Inspector Morse, 22 Jan 2007
This review is from: Dead Famous (Paperback)
A real who dunnit set in a not very disguised Big Brother house. This book not only entertains as a fast paced and funny detective novel but also blows the lid off the whole Big Brother machine.

Elton's biggest coup is managing to conceal the victim's identity for so long. A great way to write a detective story.

Anyone who likes a good who dunnit will love this, as will anyone who has followed Big Brother (or who has deliberately avoided it) and wants to see how it really works.


Past Mortem
Past Mortem
by Ben Elton
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friends Reunited the murder, 22 Jan 2007
This review is from: Past Mortem (Paperback)
Like all of Elton's comedic novels this is fast paced and very readable but without the eco-messages of most of his previous works.

Gruesome in parts and with some rather pointless graphical sex, this is not a book for kids; but is very funny with a lot of plot twists even after the who-dunnit becomes obvious.

Great beach or other chill-out reading.


V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta
by David Lloyd
Edition: Paperback

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moore's 1984, 20 Jan 2007
This review is from: V for Vendetta (Paperback)
The premise of a right wing dictatorship watching every move was of course epitomised by Orwell's "1984" so it is ironic (but no coincidence?) that "V" is set in a similar era. This makes it a little bit dated now but it is still an intriguing read.

If you've seen the movie, then you know the story, as "V" is the only Moore-based movie that bears any resemblance to the novel - although set in a different era. The book is still much better.


Superman: Peace on Earth
Superman: Peace on Earth
by Paul Dini
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice art shame about the plot, 19 Jan 2007
First what I Like:

Alex Ross creates a wonderful set of paintings that are worth the price in themselves.

Now what I don't like:

The size makes it cumbersome to read and store.

The story is bland. This is about a man that can destroy planets who decides (at last!!) to stop hunger. But can't. He can't stop evil corrupt regimes starving their people for example. Gimme a break! Kal-El could remove every corrupt politician during one night while they slept and still get home in time to wake up with Lois. The story fails like the movie Superman IV because ulimately a fictional character can't stop real misery. If comics are to tackle real issues then this isn't the way to do it.


Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam
by Steve Darnall
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars You think you know the USA ?, 19 Jan 2007
This review is from: Uncle Sam (Paperback)
Alex Ross and Steve Darnall have created a masterpiece worthy of a wider audience than that of most graphic novels. This is a complete re-examination of the history of the United States through the eyes of the mythical Uncle Sam.

Many aspects of the States' seedier past are portrayed in what is a reflection of what the USA aught to be. The whole piece is brought to vivid life by classic Alex Ross artwork.

Should be compulsory reading amongst the Bush administration!


Golden Age
Golden Age
by Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A golden elseworld, 19 Jan 2007
This review is from: Golden Age (Paperback)
This book is what DC used to call an 'imaginary story' ie set outside DC's continuity (whatever that is this week) but that context enables the telling of a well plotted and well thought out tale that couldn't quite happen inside DC's Golden Age.

James Robison doesn't set out to do a Watchmen so comparisons with Alan Moore's old timers are not valid.

If you enjoy the Golden Age stories or characters such as the Justice Society, then here's a slightly different slant that still fits. Well worth a read.


Skizz
Skizz
by Alan Moore
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ET meets Boys from the Blackstuff, 14 Jan 2007
This review is from: Skizz (Paperback)
A real piece of 1980s culture but none-the-worse for it. Pre Watchmen, Moore was writing stuff like this for 2000AD and it is only right that a larger audience gets to savour such a classic. Suprisingly for Moore lots of feel-good mixed in with the gritty - From Hell it certainly isn't but not every book needs that level of darkness. There's still a bad guy - a typical apartheid era South African - and loads of ordinary folk who when pushed become heroes.

Be warned it's in Black & White but the art is as good as the plot and dialogue.


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