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Deleuze Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (Contemporary Thinkers Reframed): A Guide for the Arts Student
Deleuze Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (Contemporary Thinkers Reframed): A Guide for the Arts Student
by Damian Sutton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The DELEUZE book you have been waiting for!, 21 April 2012
Fantastic book! Finally, what we have been waiting for!

I have 19 books on Deleuze, by the man himself and introductions, and never understood a word in any of them. Now finally, a PROPER Deleuze book for beginners.

A book which is trying to help the reader. A book that explains things clearly, and will help you read all the other stuff on him.

Why couldn't the other intro books be like this? They SHOULD have been like this. Too much snobbery, in my view. Now I feel that I can go back to the other books and get something from them. I feel like some kind lecturer has taken me aside and said 'Listen, this word means this, that word means that, here he's trying to say this...[etc.]'

The only thing I ever got from Deleuze was frustration, embarrassment and just the feeling of being stupid and not good enough. All he ever made me feel was like an idiot. Now, that's about to change.

Fantastic, fantastic book!


Gilles Deleuze's "Difference and Repetition": A Critical Introduction and Guide
Gilles Deleuze's "Difference and Repetition": A Critical Introduction and Guide
by James Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: 21.89

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Introduction, not explanation, 15 Nov 2010
Before you read this book, you should know that it is not your invitation to the Deleuze party.

If you went to an Anglo-American driven university, or you trained before Deleuze's popularity in the English speaking world kicked in, the philosopher is often a source of embarrasment.

He's the one that everyone talks about, but if you read any of his books, it is all completely indecipherable (and before the Amazon Gods decide that this review has now crossed a line, please just read a few pages!)

He thus leaves mere mortals (Philosophy graduates) still frustrated, feeling stupid, frankly, and generally cursing French philosophical elitism.

The problem is that when you read Deleuze, you will innocently start a sentence, trusting that at some point into the first few words, it is going to make sense. It doesn't.

So you keep reading, it gets more complicated, and then half a page has gone by and you realise that you've understood nothing.

Now, the lucky students who have gone to university recently, have had the fortune to be able to pin their lecturers to the wall: What does he mean by THAT? What do you mean when you say that? What does that mean? What does he mean by this word?

And so they all walk away getting a feel for his value.

The rest of us just feel confused and belittled by it all.

So, point one. James Williams hasn't made it simple for you. This is not really a Deleuze for beginners. But it is something of a half-way house. He doesn't wander off into poetical writing that doesn't mean anything 'in order to make a point', although I am sure that he was tempted!

It is one of those situations where you keep reading, and slowly you start to get a feel for it. It is worth reading, because you'll be lucky to make anything of the original without it.

But honestly, someone (perhaps Mr Williams himself) needs to sit down and write a basic guide for Deleuze. To write a book composed of all those questions that confused first year undergrads ask about the man, and the simple, straightforward replies that you give back. Please!!!
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Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People: How to Turn Negative Attitudes in to Positive Outcomes
Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People: How to Turn Negative Attitudes in to Positive Outcomes
by Geoff Thompson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good!, 4 Aug 2010
This is a fantastic book that effects instant results!

I was concerned at the subtitle... 'friend of exceptional people' because it made me think that mere mortals wouldn't get anything from it. And then when I read that the author was a martial artist, rather than a psychologist, I was really skeptical.

But it is a terribly humble, practical guide that really can bring you down from that state of terror, to being able to deal with your fear. I predict that it will ultimately outsell the 'Feel the Fear' range.


How to deal with verbal Aggression
How to deal with verbal Aggression
by Robert Agar-Hutton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.97

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Daylight robbery, 2 Aug 2010
You would have to assume that any positive reviews for this book were written either by the author or a relative. There isn't even the attempt at some form of high-school psychology which would assist you in such circumstances. Anyone over the age of 13 could have written this. What were the publishers thinking? The silly cover says it all.


The Child Abuse Recovery Workbook: Your Life Is What Your Parents Made It - How to Make It Yours
The Child Abuse Recovery Workbook: Your Life Is What Your Parents Made It - How to Make It Yours
by Robert Hoc
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Edit?, 27 July 2010
It's not without it's merits - there are several instances where you are encouraged to reflect on the past in key areas. The author has personal experience which is good. However, the book constantly feels unedited. Firstly, there are endless typos, and grammatical errors. It reads like the unedited work of a second-language learner. There are also schoolboy theories on psychology, anthropology and history that should have been cut. They sound like the humanities theories of a mathematics or biology student. There are a number of better works out there for relection on abuse in childhood - however, there is a valuable section on healing, if you ignore the typos and theorising.


Addicted To Love
Addicted To Love
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Love Supreme, 13 May 2009
This review is from: Addicted To Love (Audio CD)
There are only seven actual songs on this soundtrack, but they are good. The rest is actual music from the film which is fun to listen to, taking you back to the action. A good buy!


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