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Kafka [DVD]
Kafka [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Irons

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak, 15 Oct 2010
This review is from: Kafka [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this as a simple introduction to Kafka, and because I admire Jermey Irons. Don't. It's badly constructed, overlong, poorly filmed and so dry, and monotonous I could barely watch it.

For a better introduction to Kafka read the Metamorphosis. For a better introduction to Jeremy Irons watch Brideshead Revisited or his work with Dominique Swain.


The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia
The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia
by Lutz Kleveman
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding piece of journalism, 15 Oct 2010
Lutz Kleveman gives us an overview of the region with colour, vitality, intrigue and passion. He has an obvious enthusiasm for the region, and its people, and a keen sense of adventure.

It is a cliche to refer to a rich tapestry of life and yet this is what is so clearly displayed here.

It is so much more than a book about the history and culture and politics of any indivisual country in the region, or a guidebook can be. It gives you an overall sweep of the politics, the power struggles and the spehers of influence of the region.

One has no sense of any one country being bad or good so much as nation states jostling for power and influence across a huge disparate landsacpe and over a region so rich in oil and gas that it is largest reserve in the world.


Driving Test Success Practical Simulator (PC)
Driving Test Success Practical Simulator (PC)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor to weak execution of the simulation, 11 Aug 2009
Despite a slew of positive reviews I have to say this product is no substitute for videos explaining how to drive which can be bought far cheaper elsewhere (as little as £4), and practical tuition.

The controls are clunky and slow and frustrating, and the whole 3D simulation works poorly, and is too slow. It does not accurately represent the experience of driving as it is too slow the whole time, and does not ask you to change gear well enough. The clutch control is apalling.


Dave Gorman In America Unchained [DVD] [2008]
Dave Gorman In America Unchained [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Dave Gorman
Price: £6.30

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unchained, 19 Feb 2008
Dave Gorman is a talented comedian, and an excellent writer.

However, this documentary falls between two stools. There are moments that are genuinely entertaining, but there is no real vision. Yes, he wants to avoid buying food or petrol in corporate run chains but what is he really trying to prove?

It has little substance and is slightly meandering. Wheras in his stand up comedy there are always moments of real humor that really shine through, this documentary does not live up to the work of truly fine documentary makers such as Morgan Spurlock, Michael Moore, Louis Theroux or Nick Broomfield.

If you are really interested in Dave Gorman, I'd recommend buying his first two books or taking a look at his photos on flickr, all of which are really top notch. But you are unlikely to be amazed by this diverting but underwhelming film.


The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
by Joel Bakan
Edition: Paperback

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book, 5 Sep 2004
This book is incredibly readable and incisive. It looks at all arguments surrounding globalisation and corporations and general.
It cuts to the heart of what a corporation is, and what it does.
It takes the arguments of neo-liberalists like Milton Friedmann, a strong pro-business voice, and contrasts it with the environmental and business harm committed by corporations.
Anyone interested in business or the world around them should read this book


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