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The Day Britain Died
The Day Britain Died
by Andrew Marr
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good points made..., 28 Feb 2000
This review is from: The Day Britain Died (Paperback)
I certainly cannot agree with the previous reviewer. Andrew Marr is indeed a Scot, but he is certainly no boneheaded nationlist who thinks that all the english are bullies and fascists. Furthermore he does not give any more space to one political extreme or the other. This well written polemic encompasses opinions from all sides. The difference between this book and other pieces currently on the market is that it is less concerned with a (somewhat pointless) navel gazing exercise as to who or what we are, rather than a look at what the future may hold for the british isles and what possible solutions there are to the genuine misgivings a lot of british people have with the current devolution agenda. This is backed up with some interesting and relevant background to the development of our nation as well as a well balanced and generous view of Englands position in the world. No point in giving too much away, but the his views are well worth taking on board and must be read by anyone even vaguely interested in this evolving debate


London Fields: A Journey Through Football's Metroland
London Fields: A Journey Through Football's Metroland
by Charlie Connelly
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice read, 26 Jan 2000
Nice humour, good observations (especially at the lower levels of the game) and some well made points. this is a decent trawl through various aspects of london football. Charles willingly admits he is a bit of a luddite and this can overly cloud his view of some issues. His interviews are generally sympathetic but the interviewees are excellent at making good points well.However, he needed perhaps to confront his enemy a little more. A piece with David Dein or Ken Bates would have given more balance to the slightly wearisome carping at the big clubs. Also, west London is virtually ignored. there is barely a mention of Fulham QPR or Chelsea. That may not have been the object of the exercise, but the pro clubs in the east are well represented. There was in fact scope for the book to have been expanded a little A good read though....


On How Life Is
On How Life Is
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, 10 Jan 2000
This review is from: On How Life Is (Audio CD)
I was disappointed. Her voice is unique but the album lacked a real soul/funk feel. It was perhaps too bluesy/rock like for my taste and a couple of the tracks are far to close to the turgid feel of much of that music. An obvious comparison is erika Badu, who also has the billie holiday type voice mixed with hip hop Butthe difference being a much more genuinely indefinable soul/funk feel to her music. i would definately recommend Baduism above this. This feels overproduced and sluggish in comparison. the quote that "this is the soul album weve waited a decade for" is ridiculous.


Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
by Peter Biskind
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 10 Jan 2000
It is hard to imagine that a finer book could be written about perhaps the film industry's most fascinating period. Although lenghty there is not a wasted sentence and as well as being perceptive and sympathetic, this fabulous read is laced with much gossipy black humour. A wonderful read


Man of War, Man of Peace?
Man of War, Man of Peace?
by David Sharrock
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fair and revealing, 25 Nov 1999
A welcome and sober antidote to the currently sympathetic coverage of this high profile leader. This well written, if slightly overlong, review of his now quite long political activism and it does chart the pragmatic and difficult development from firebrand to near concilator. There is much sympathy for the often tricky poistion he holds but rightly less for much of the violence he has sometimes unnecessarily condoned. The growing maturity and sharp intelligence is evident and in a way reassuring This is a valuable addition to the reportage of this sad era in irealnds history


Addicted
Addicted
by Tony Adams
Edition: Paperback

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit overrated, 25 Nov 1999
This review is from: Addicted (Paperback)
It is so unusual to find a football biography that is worth reading that there is a tendancy for reviewers to go over the top when something vaguely above the usual claptrap is produced. And that is all this is....a little better than the norm. Adams is searingly and admiralably honest but rather dull and a little egotistical too. Whilst we can have sympathy with his difficulties his current attitude to the jailing for appalling drink driving will grate badly with many people. His opinions on football are still bogstandard mid eighties British up and at 'em, which is fair enough, but not very illuminating. We may wish him well, but dont expect too much from this rather overlong biography


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