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A Little Life
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

2.0 out of 5 stars If you like your novel to be tightly written, 27 July 2016
This review is from: A Little Life (Paperback)
If you like your novel to be tightly written, not repetitive, then do not buy this book. The author has a way with words, writes elegantly, and knows NYC , where the tale is located, well. However, the mostly homerotic essence of the tale wears thin after a while, and the main character's life of woe - juxtapositioned by his professional and social adulation- lacks credibility and nuance. Loved reading it initially, but then found it tiring and somewhat boring thereafter.


Crosseyed Heart
Crosseyed Heart
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat trite, 14 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Crosseyed Heart (Audio CD)
Whilst much of the instrumental side here is as good as I hoped, the lyrics penned by Keith were so trite that it rather spoilt my enjoyment. Did not expect Dylanesque depth, but a bit more thought and effort would have not gone amiss.


Time To Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline
Time To Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline
by Edward Luce
Edition: Hardcover

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incisive analysis of a declining power, 8 April 2012
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Just as elegantly written and easily readable as his book on India, Luce provides here a cohesive, well researched analysis of the key factors that have resulted in the U.S. losing power, influence and prosperity. Luce is both well and broadly connected and open- minded, seemingly without the burden of political agenda that so often makes the lens of other writers within the same realm less incisive.
A must-read also for U.K. citizens, as so many detrimental aspects of poltical/social/financial/educational issues raised in this book equally apply to what is increasingly evident here.


Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns [DVD] [2000]
Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Louis Armstrong
Offered by Gifts..For..You
Price: £22.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 28 Nov. 2010
Ken Burns is the unsurpassed master of American documentaries. His "Jazz" compilation to my mind the best of them all; research, access to resources, film footage fantastic! Helped by generous donors such as L.Armstrong Foundation, he has done a great service to the understanding of modern music, a "must see" for any music lover.


Life: Keith Richards
Life: Keith Richards
by Keith Richards
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keith Richards "Life", 6 Nov. 2010
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A fascinating read, as eloquently described here. However, missing out so far is the "unsung hero", i.e. James Fox, Keith' long-term friend, and the ghost writer here, without whom, one suspects, the tale would have not have nearly as been cohesive. Also, the careful selection of photos, often shot by his agent Jane, depicting him as loving father, when he has been anything but back in the junkie 70s era, is pure Stones PR.


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