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Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics
Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics
by Alex Hannaford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Master of the Quote., 27 Mar 2008
Alex Hannaford is clearly the master of the quote. I don't think he conducted one interview with the actual subject of the book, preferring to simply pick out chunks of 'Kids in the Riot', by Pete Welsh - incidentally a far better read. The author seems to be biased towards Pete, and doesn't give a objective view of the relationship between him and the man he formerly shared frontman duties with, Carl Barat. Simply stating that Carl failed to turn up to one of Pete's gigs when in fact Pete had organised it on Carl's birthday and quoting some of the nastier things Pete had to say about Carl, which no Libertines fan wants to read. The only thing I can find in favour of this Pete Doherty/Libertines book (and I've read most of them) is that it doesn't build up the tension too much and simply states what happened (a band split) but for most fans of Pete and The Libertines it was a great deal more than this, and it kind of adds a drab atmosphere to the entirety of the book. A poor collection of quotes, few interesting snaps of the band/Pete, and even the foreword by Pete's mother is pretty uninspiring as she's basically saying what she's said on countless radio and TV programmes. I wouldn't recommend.

Clarkson - Heaven and Hell [DVD]
Clarkson - Heaven and Hell [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Price: £1.94

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson doing what he does best., 14 Mar 2006
Anonther one of Jeremy Clarkson's annual DVD's and, although this one is themed differently and on first impressions appears generally different, it really isn't. It is still highly enjoyable, though, and you can't help but laugh out loud when he buys a brand new car from the dealer then proceeds to smash it up with a sledgehammer right under the salesmen's noses. That car was definitely one of the cars going to hell. It is very childish but this DVD mixes the destructive stuff quite well with the tyre-smoking, exhaust barking, engine thrashing stuff too. As usual then- if you can't get enough of our Jezza (and I can't) then you'll love this. If you don't then you probably won't have even got to this part of the review. Highly enjoyable, good old fashioned, heart warming viewing. Highly recommended.

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