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Blood on Snow
Blood on Snow
by Jo Nesbo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If this had been written by a new writer as their first novel....., 22 May 2015
This review is from: Blood on Snow (Hardcover)
If this had been written by a brand new writer.............I doubt they would have got a publishing deal.

I like the way Nesbo propels you from one chapter to another and I respect his desire to write a variety of books rather than just ones featuring his main anti-hero BUT this is an abomination. Whoever his editor is should have talked him out of it. It feels like he got off to a poor start and never quite gets over it. I cant comment on how it ended as I gave up half way out of sheer lack of interest. That is a shocking drop in quality - from unputdownable to unpickupable. Please take your time with the next book Jo.


Backbeats: Paaaarty Time - Serious Funk From The 70s
Backbeats: Paaaarty Time - Serious Funk From The 70s
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars full of belters, 15 Oct. 2014
Ok maybe not EVERY track is serious funk but boy are the ones that are, very serious indeed. Funkay! When the non funk tracks are as good as 'Home is Where the Hatred Is' you're onto a winner. Got this at the weekend and its constantly on in the car....the office...at home.

Had some already like Jimmy Castor but to now have Bernard Purdie 'Soul Drums' and several other gems is a dream come true


That Driving Beat - 60'S & 70'S Northern Soul Stompers
That Driving Beat - 60'S & 70'S Northern Soul Stompers

5.0 out of 5 stars an absolute must! There are some v ropey Northern ..., 15 Oct. 2014
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an absolute must! There are some v ropey Northern Soul comps about, this is not one of them. If the first 5 or 6 tracks on the bounce dont have you flipping in the kitchen and sliding in the lounge you're probably deaf or dead.

It's not called That Driving Beat for nothing!


The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey
The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey
by Montagu Don
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad I read the comments first, 28 May 2013
This is very disappointing news - my partner was enchanted and inspired by the gardens on the TV series (we still have the last episode on the Box). She really wanted the book for her birthday but the absence of colour images means she will be extremely disappointed.

I see that both Monty and his editor have commented here to justify the format but can there honestly be a good reason not to have both images and exposition? As editor you should have persuaded Monty that colour was essential.

She and I have been waiting for weeks for the book to arrive (why was it not available when the series was on by the way?), what a pity there are no pics of what she refers to as her favourite garden in the world.


Blues & Soul Power
Blues & Soul Power
Price: £7.42

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 8 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Blues & Soul Power (Audio CD)
worth every penny - a superb compilation of tunes I knew and some I didn't....and some I knew sung by other artists. A killer from start to finish, haven't heard Polk Salad Annie for yonks!! You got 2 killers from Tony Joe White, 2 from Wislon Pickett, 2 from Don Covay, a cover of Help Me (sounding alot like Gloria) and covers of some rock classics by some Blues and Soul greats.
Oh, and Aretha covering the Weight for which I have the original backing track with Duanne Allman on vinyl but set off brilliantly with her vocals.

20 tracks of sheer joy if you really appreciate how the Blues and Soul artists of the late 60's and early 70's reinterpreted rock music. Buy it.


Motor City Madness - The Ultimate Funkadelic Westbound Compilation
Motor City Madness - The Ultimate Funkadelic Westbound Compilation
Price: £14.61

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good god!, 25 May 2007
'James Brown is the father ....... Prince, the skinny minstrel' said roger Troutman on the funkier than funky namechecking 'It Doesn't really matter'.

George Clinton may well be the Wicked Uncle Ernie of Funk, but not feeling asses, freeing them. Bootsy came along and locked down the funk but like someone else said, the early stuff is totally trippy free jamming craziness. go with the flow, whether you like your grooves grounded or your 'geetar' growling. Out of Maggot Brains mighty Fly music evolves!

get on it!


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