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Bangkok Eight
Bangkok Eight
by John Burdett
Edition: Paperback

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars let down, 25 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Bangkok Eight (Paperback)
I bought this because of the James Ellroy recommendation on the back. All I can say is that the great man is wrong. This is a mess of a book. The central character of a Thai policeman is well developed, but sadly the plot which starts promisingly soon falls into a huge jumble, and by the time the convoluted denouement comes you are way beyond caring. Bangkok Eight paints a strong and loving picture of the city , but frankly if that is all the reader wants get a Lonely Planet Guide! Suffice to say I won't be troubling myself with the sequel in a hurry.
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One Big Damn Puzzler
One Big Damn Puzzler
by John Harding
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun, 24 Aug. 2006
This review is from: One Big Damn Puzzler (Hardcover)
Just a really enjoyable read. On the surface an hilarious Shakespearean comedy but the social commentary when it comes is very topical. Basically a book about the inevitability of the capitalist bandwagon sweeping up all in its wake, but also a very funny and touching story about lonely people finding happiness. My wife is reading it now, and then it will go round the family. One for everyone to enjoy!

A Quiet Vendetta
A Quiet Vendetta
by Roger Jon Ellory
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful surprise, 24 Aug. 2006
This review is from: A Quiet Vendetta (Hardcover)
Picked this up in a waterstones 3 for 2 because I liked the cover and his name sounded a bit like Ellroy! One of the best reads I have ever had. Ellory writes beautifully, creating a pair of highly believable characters vying with each other and begrudgingly coming to respect each other. And that is the writer's skill, Ernesto is a vile character but you can't help coming round to liking him. The ending is excellent, and relatively unexpected. I shall certainly be reading Ellory's other work sharpish...

The Power Of The Dog
The Power Of The Dog
by Don Winslow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 6 July 2006
This review is from: The Power Of The Dog (Paperback)
Not since Ellroy's American Tabloid or Mailer's Harlot's Ghost has an author got into the dealings of the US in Central America like this. This book works on so many levels: its a brilliant thriller, its a great study of organised crime and it lifts the lid on some incredible goings on. Winslow writes brilliantly, forcing you to sympathise with a succession of vile characters. The violence is shocking, particularly one scene involving a bridge, I will say no more. It grips from page one through to the end. I was left feeling empty, partly because its a draining read and partly because I knew nothing I subsequently read could match it. Drop everything and read this one now, its a stunner.

As Above So Below
As Above So Below
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His best yet, 21 April 2006
This review is from: As Above So Below (Audio CD)
Dug this out a while ago after it had gathered dust for years. Its a masterpiece. The man has been a part of some great bands over the years (Magazine, Bad Seeds) but this rivals even some of their best work. The first side is awesome, blending David Bowie and The The beautifully, peaking with the awesome Come Hell Or High Water (the best song Matt Johnson never recorded). Its vocal heavy for Adamson, but his voice is wonderfully seedy and one does wish he had utilised it more on earlier albums. Notable other highs are Can't Get Loose and the insanely powerful Still I Rise, yet he keeps a trick up his sleeve for the end of Jesus Wept that closes the album. Try listening to the 'welcome's' on headphones without feeling strangely uncomfortable. Great stuff.

Harry Enfield - Norbert Smith - A Life [VHS]
Harry Enfield - Norbert Smith - A Life [VHS]

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comic Genius, 27 Jan. 2006
Every now and then the BBC produces a comedy which is as funny as anything they have ever done, but disappears without a trace while mediocre stuff like The Office is lauded to the hilt. One such programme was the series Hippies with Simon Pegg. A one off example was Norbert Smith- A Life. An hour long South Bank Show special, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, from Norbert's early years in Rebel Without A Tie to his later comedy work such as Carry On Disarming, this is hysterical stuff. Smith is by far Enfield's greatest creation, and should provide him with a far greater legacy than Loads A Money and the like. Clever, well thought out comic genius, this has vanished off the face of the earth. A great shame.
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