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Swastika Night
Swastika Night
by Katharine Burdekin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping picture of the consequences of Nazism., 28 May 2002
This review is from: Swastika Night (Paperback)
Chillingly conceivable, this novel offers a grim picture of our future world. Written from a feminist perspective with ideas mirrored in Virginia Woolf's literature of the same period, Burdekin uses her considerable writing skills to depict a world in which women have been fully subjectivated; Nazism has now conquered almost half of the world and it is masculine aggression which is the driving force behind every action.
This novel is a must for anyone interested in dystopian/utopian fiction.

This Desert Life
This Desert Life
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.93

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated classic..., 28 May 2002
This review is from: This Desert Life (Audio CD)
Dismissed by some as a weak follow up to their previous two studio albums, this album is a real grower. From the hopelessly infectious 'Hangin' Around' and 'St Robinson in his Cadillac dream' via the quieter and more emotive moments of 'All my Friends' and 'Colorblind', this is a superb album. With songwriting talents displayed in few of his contemporaries, Duritz lets his skill for capturing real emotions shine through his lyrics. With the rest of the band also in fine form, whilst this album may not appeal to those wanting three minute pop ditties, for those looking for an at times hauntingly beautiful album this may well be it.

She's on Fire
She's on Fire
Offered by oldiesmuseum
Price: £2.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to Train..., 28 May 2002
This review is from: She's on Fire (Audio CD)
As a follow up to 'Drops of Jupiter', this single was always going to struggle to match this fantastic song. On it's own merits, however, this is a great track. Up-beat and catchy, 'She's on Fire' is the perfect song to put you in a good mood. With the addition of two live versions of 'Drops of Jupiter' and 'Meet Virginia'as well, this single is a superb introduction to the band, offering up all of their hits so far.

Pearl Jam Live Salzberg
Pearl Jam Live Salzberg
Offered by playanywhere
Price: £59.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant recording of a superb concert, 20 May 2002
This review is from: Pearl Jam Live Salzberg (Audio CD)
For those fans who were lucky enough to catch this concert, this CD serves as a great reminder of the evening. In the atmospheric setting of this beautiful square in Salzburg, Pearl Jam play some of their finest tracks to a throughly appreciative audience. Including a comprehensive overview of some of their classic songs, this CD is a great introduction to those who may not have heard too much of the band, or for those who are already fans, simply a great live recording.

Five Against One : The Pearl Jam Story
Five Against One : The Pearl Jam Story
by Kim Neely
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but yet unfulfilling., 20 May 2002
This book, whilst providing detailed information regarding the early years of Pearl Jam, seems to falls short of its promise of being the definitive biography. Much is made of Vedder's early years, probing deep into his childhood, whilst at the same time the author repeats again and again his desire for privacy. The book seems to rely heavily on information which is already in the public domain, and offers no real new interpretations or insights into the band. Following the release of 'Vs'as well, the story becomes sparse, reflecting perhaps the band's own intention of limiting their press interaction. All in all, an interesting book but one which is for dedicated fans only.

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