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Country Mile
Country Mile
Price: £4.49

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something rich and strange..., 3 Oct 2013
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Let's be clear from the start... This is not Easy Listening. There is very little of the catchy hooks and toe tapping whimsy of 'A Larum' (still my favourite) and 'Been Listening' in this album. 'Country Mile' requires a certain level of perseverance and investment from the listener and it repays that effort handsomely with high points like the beautiful, melancholic 'Time Unremembered', the lullaby 'Einstein's Idea' and the loud and raucous 'The Lady is Risen'

Johnny Flynn remains a remarkable song writer and an even more remarkable performer who has injected some much needed life into the British Folk scene. All three of his albums (four if you include 'Bag of Hammers') have shown a level of evolution in terms of style so you never feel like you are being underestimated and fobbed off with some 'going-through-the-motions' affair.

...and his voice is like honey and cinnamon.


A Larum
A Larum
Price: £6.66

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Talented Mr Flynn, 14 Oct 2009
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I found Johnny Flynn and the Sussex wit by accident... if only all accidents were as lucky.

This music is the Levellers of the naughties (and I mean that as the highest compliment) not in any copycat sense but in the sense of a beautifully crafted album written with humour, sensitivity, intelligence and (above all) musicality. The playing and writing are perfectly balanced.

Although there is no chance A Larum will get 1% of the airtime it deserves this is music that will survive the decades and will charm music lovers long after the commercial rubbish that dominates the contempory charts has been relegated to cheesey retro club nights.

The very best album I've heard in years.


Paladins II: Knight Moves
Paladins II: Knight Moves
by Joel Rosenberg
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Vintage Rosenberg., 7 Jan 2007
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This is Joel Rosenberg back at his best. Credible characters (not invincable superheroes) along with an exceptional alternate history storyline. This book is something different and in the current Fantasy market that is priceless. I really hope that Rosenberg can keep this series going as strongly. Please Amazon give this author's works a proper listing.


The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry)
The Darkest Road (Fionavar Tapestry)
by Guy Gavriel Kay
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 7 Jan 2001
Read the trilogy out loud, it has all the quality of a saga. The Arthurian sub-plot was the most inovative take on the legends this century. GGK has learnt all the right lessons from his work on Tolkiens papers. I cannot recommend this book too much (It's the most 'borrowed' series in my collection). Also The Fionvar Tapestry is the best starting point for his later, more difficult, books; which are themselves equally gripping. One of the very top writers of modern Fantasy.


Return to the Keep on the Borderlands
Return to the Keep on the Borderlands
by John D. Rateliff
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the tag on plot, 16 Dec 2000
Like many Keep was my first proper AD&D dungeon. I loved it. I have used it many times since when DM'ing. The strength of it was that it proved a good set of Lairs to annoy players with. Imagine my dissappointment when I saw they had tagged on a feeble plot line with lame predictable NPC's. I wish TSR/WoC would realise that many GM's who are running campaigns like to use their own plot lines/NPC's and not the half baked stories made by a bored adventure writer at the Corp.
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