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White Bread, Black Beer
White Bread, Black Beer
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Price: £5.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great return, 17 Feb. 2007
This review is from: White Bread, Black Beer (Audio CD)
It's been a long time since anything was heard of Green Gartside.

This album has a very striped down production that has the voice at the top of the mix, the extravagant productions that scritti did in the 80's have been ditched for letting the song come first.

The only qualm is cooking which seems like a bit of half written song.

You can play this album over and over

Stand out tracks are ; The boom boom bap,snow in sun and petrococadallor


American Psycho
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 80's saitire, 17 Feb. 2007
This review is from: American Psycho (Paperback)
A glorious and vicious take on the greed and heartlessness of the 80's.Which begs the question why hasn't anyone been as cruel about the 90's and now when more money is being made and even less people have power?? Where is the American Psycho for this decade???

You can't get a better anti hero book. It has been written up as being misogynistic and worse, but ignore that criticism. There isn't meant to anything redeeming about the main characters actions and his arrogance over everyone he meets. His paranoia in his daily grooming show that it is vanity and greed at the center of this mans heart.

Don't read of you are put of gory descriptions or are easily offended.


Slaves of New York (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
Slaves of New York (Bloomsbury Classic Reads)
by Tama Janowitz
Edition: Paperback

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars tres 80's, 17 Feb. 2007
this is a book that has the time it was written in stamped over all it. Tama Janowitz is a contemporary of Brett Easton Ellis,and was also part of Andy Warhol's inner circle . She writes stories that covered similar misadventures to Easton Ellis. This book is more like a set of short stories that cover a interesting variety of women trying to make an honest dollar and get on with there ambitions lives in New York as is often in big cities some of the women end up in less glamorous surroundings than they had hoped for. They are stories in which the protagonists hit hard reality regardless of there dreams. It is funny and sympathetic.


Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America - A Memoir
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America - A Memoir
by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars low low and lower, 17 Feb. 2007
I read this book quite a while ago when i was very depressed it would be better given to the families and friends of people who are depressed than having the depressed person reading it. As it just backs ups their own rather one sided and self obsessed nature. I didn't directly help me, in the way that a book dealing with C.B.T could.

The destructive and self fulfilling nature of depression and related subjects (e.g drug misuse) are well written


Sombrero Fallout
Sombrero Fallout
by Richard Brautigan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a funny take on humanity, 17 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Sombrero Fallout (Paperback)
Sombrero Fallout is an excellent book detailing the chaos which in engulfs a small town-when the aforementioned sombrero falls- and the grows to a crisis or worldly proportions. Can be seen as a satire of the cold war or read lightly as enlightening story that shows how prejudice and panic can cause problems on a world scale.
Richard Brautigan is much under rated and should read by a wider public..


Duran Duran: Notorious
Duran Duran: Notorious
by Steve Malins
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars a good read patchy on any new information, 22 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Duran Duran: Notorious (Hardcover)
This book is not quite a cut and paste of tired old quotes but feels very close to that, it is written in a easy style and the chapters fly by.

The probelm is that is very short on anything that you wont have already read on a on-line biog or heard about in tabloid gossip colums.

Quite enjoyable but the "unauthorised" tag doesnt really mean anything.

It will be interesting to see if any of the official books coming out later this year will be more fact filled or have any un-written about stories in them


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