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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album of easy bliss, 4 Aug. 2001
This review is from: Reveal (Audio CD)
I'm one of those people who has to be doing something else while listening to music - be it reading, working, whatever. It's not often that you get an album that strikes so many chords in you with the lyrics particularly, that you have to stop what you're doing to listen to certain songs. Admittedly, this isn't REM's best album. There can be no decisive 'best' album for REM because they're all so different. However, this album does have stand-out songs, almost every one of them. "I'll take the rain" shows Michael Stipe's feelings on singing - "I used to think, as birds take wing, they sing through life, so why can't we?" as well as other meanings, obviously.
What Stipe seems to do is invoke a feeling in you that makes you think every song is delivered to you. Three REM songs stand out like this, 'Tongue' on Monster, 'Walk Unafraid' on Up, and 'I'll take the Rain' on this one. REM are unstoppable in their ability - to get through crisis after crisis and still make music this beautiful, 20 years after 'Murmur'.
In one word - outstanding.

The Wrong Boy
The Wrong Boy
by Willy Russell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional tale., 31 July 2001
This review is from: The Wrong Boy (Paperback)
This book has so many different things going for it. It's funny, it's sad, it's serious, it's comic, but most importantly, it's emotional. Every page gives you three different emotions (at least), and the book is one that you will NOT want to put down!
Considering that this is Russell's first attempt at a full novel, it's glorius. All I can say is that it is a MUST-read for everyone. It's not 'hard to read' as some people may think, it's a funny tragedy of Raymond Marks and people's perception of his actions.

Speaking In Tongues
Speaking In Tongues
by Jeffery Deaver
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good � not a Patterson though!, 31 July 2001
This review is from: Speaking In Tongues (Paperback)
Jeffrey Deaver certainly knows what he's talking about when it comes to psychology. In 'Speaking in Tongues', Deaver uses manipulative speech patterns with the two main characters (the reason for the title of the book), and this makes it a thrilling read, to see who is drawn in by what.
Overall it is a highly entertaining book, but if you're only reading a few books in the genre, go for James Patterson's "Along Came A Spider", "Kiss the Girls" before this Deaver book.

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