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The Stone Roses: War and Peace
The Stone Roses: War and Peace
by Simon Spence
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive bio, 20 Jun 2012
This is probably the most comprehensive (and certainly the best written) book on The Stone Roses. Simon Spence takes a level-headed tone, resisting the hyperbole that can often go along with the band. This makes for an assured biography that, on the surface at least, appears trustworthy. There are only two downsides. The first is a consequence of Spence's tone: the book never really captures the sense of triumphalism that surrounded the band at their peak. Secondly, there is very little in here about the songs. There are other books out there that do that job (Alex Green's short book on the first album, for example), so perhaps this book wasn't the place to start dissecting the material. As a biography, however, This is the One..


The Hidden Whisper
The Hidden Whisper
by JJ Lumsden
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and educational, 31 July 2008
This review is from: The Hidden Whisper (Paperback)
As well as being an intriguing whodunnit, The Hidden Whisper serves as an excellent introduction to the field of parapsychology. With so much nonsense surrounding the field and misunderstanding within the general public, it's refreshing to see such an accessible text that introduces the main issues in a non-technical and entertaining way. If you have a passing interest in the paranormal but don't know where to start, then this is the book for you.


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