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The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob
The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another hagiography, 6 Jun 2014
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Only 3 chapters in, and already I feel I'm drowning in hyperbole; 'A figure of extraordinary literary merit' who should be regarded as one regards 'Shakespeare, Homer and Mozart'; really? Too often, the Dylanologists of whom Kinney writes, are those who 'Don't get it.' A fine and original idea for a book has become merely another hagiography, and rather more than a little ridiculous.


Foucault's Pendulum
Foucault's Pendulum
by Umberto Eco
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars which are you?, 13 April 2014
This review is from: Foucault's Pendulum (Paperback)
if you are able to endure beyond page 20 , you are likely one of the following: Umberto Eco; a person of intellect vastly superior to that of the rest of the human race; delusionally believe yourself to be in the latter category; a pretentious twerp. 'Perhaps the the whole Conservatoire was an image of the vile process by which, through the eons, the fullness of the first principle, the Pendulum, and the splendor of the Plenome give way, by which the Ogdoades crumbles ad evil rules in the cosmic realm'. Now, I'm a reasonably intelligent individual, but I haven't the faintest notion what any of this 'means' - and neither do you.
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Desolation Row: Bob Dylan's Epic Poem Revisited
Desolation Row: Bob Dylan's Epic Poem Revisited
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overblown, 16 Oct 2013
I realise I am unusual among Dylan fans, but frankly, Desolation Row is overblown, dreary, pretentious and meaningless. Forget the myth, just listen to it.


The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1: v. 1
The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1: v. 1
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly..., 30 July 2013
...dull. The same story 90 odd times, the same tiresome obsessions, heavy-handed symbolism and half-baked ideas poorly articulated. Although, 'A Guide to Virtual Death' was amusing. 'Wake Island'? Wake up, Ballard apostles!


Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (Hard Case Crime Novels)
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) (Hard Case Crime Novels)
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars About time..., 11 July 2013
At last, Stephen King has grown up. A thoughtful, sensitive and moving coming of age novel, and no zombies. Can this really be the same novelist who wrote the execrable 'Cell'?


1000 Bible Facts About God (Revised Edition With Scriptural Index) - [Bible Reference Book, Study Guide, and Evangelism Aid: Names, Titles, and Attributes of God included with Explanatory Notes]
1000 Bible Facts About God (Revised Edition With Scriptural Index) - [Bible Reference Book, Study Guide, and Evangelism Aid: Names, Titles, and Attributes of God included with Explanatory Notes]

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading, 11 May 2013
The title of this publication is misleading: texts written by Iron Age farmers, supported by no evidence whatsoever, cannot be described as 'facts'.
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The Stand
The Stand
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1 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deluded, 4 May 2013
This review is from: The Stand (Kindle Edition)
King's best? That's not saying a great deal, is it? All of them, juvenile drivel. Oh you poor deluded souls...
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Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)
Price: 3.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading..., 29 April 2013
The reviews here are identical to those of another edition, neither of which relate to the volume to which they refer; consequently, I feel I'm justified in stating that potential purchasers are being mislead.


Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, don't quite get it, 9 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Wolf Hall (Kindle Edition)
Trusting the judgements of readers and reviewers over my own, I have made three attempts to read this prize winning novel, and on each occasion found it overly pretentious and dull. Mantel's fragmented, ironic style alienates the reader from the characters and the narrative, and seems designed more to show off the author's erudition than to engage the reader.


11.22.63
11.22.63
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3 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How bad can it get?, 11 Aug 2012
This review is from: 11.22.63 (Kindle Edition)
Self indulgent, poorly written and boring; but perhaps it's my fault for expecting something better from the world's worst living novelist.
Martin, Newcastle.
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