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Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage: "Welcome to the Monkey House", "Palm Sunday"
Welcome To The Monkey House and Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage: "Welcome to the Monkey House", "Palm Sunday"
by Kurt Vonnegut
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Collection, 27 Feb. 2007
Kurt Vonnegut has got to be my favourite novelist around. His writing is so unusual, captivating and unique. I've already loved his major books and wanted to read some of his acclaimed short stories. I got this mainly for the 'Welcome to the Monkey House' section which is the first 300 pages and for this alone gets the 5 stars. The short stories are so varse; some science fiction and others traditional love stories, they work so well as a collective. Major highlights are the titled story 'Welcome to the Monkey House' which is strangly beautiful. As well as the interesting 'The Euphio Question' and quite cruel 'All the King's Horses'. The second part is good but i alone recommend anybody to buy it purely for the short stories. An accumulation of old stories that ended up in magazines. Buy this book, you will not be disappointed.


A Lesson In Crime
A Lesson In Crime
Price: £5.13

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 27 Feb. 2007
This review is from: A Lesson In Crime (Audio CD)
This is a great first release from Tokyo Police Club. There are now filler tracks, its eight solid tracks. The ep is very short only clocking in at around 18 mins but suits the songs appropriately. Its fast, punchy, passionate music, no major breaks just an intense barrage of amazing riffs and vocals. The lyrics are unusual and very interesting, they range from Citizens of Tomorrow possibly about affects of global warming, Cut Cut Paste an unusual first kiss or La Ferrassie - based on a location in France where palentologists discovered the remains of ancient humans, where its believed humans first buried the dead. This sounds deep, but its far from it. TPC are a quirky, upbeat indie pop punk band. A really refreshing unique band. Buy this album!


Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from around the World
Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from around the World
by Davy Rothbart
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful to say the least, 27 Feb. 2007
I become familiar with Found through purchasing the magazine. I loved it, a collection of personal letters and notes found across America. When i found there was a book i had to get it, and i'm not disappointed. Some examples are taken from the magazine but there are loads more new finds. They are all nicely named and described by the finder. Some notes are comical, crude, mysterious and peculiar, you can spend ages trying to read the illegible handwriting. Its really insightful into the peoples feelings, their beliefs, moral and opinion. Great to read through, more interesting the the average fiction book. Imagine it as a comprehensive collection of personal short stories. Its printed soley in black and white all cut and paste similar to a zine style. I would recommend this to everyone!


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