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L.A. Noire (PS3)
L.A. Noire (PS3)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: 15.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ALMOST amazing, 25 Aug 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: L.A. Noire (PS3) (Video Game)
GAH! So much love has gone into this game. So much. The attention to detail and storytelling are fantastic. But it gets repetitive, and there isn't enough thought put into the game outside of the side missions. Are there many games that are so enjoyable to watch someone play for 10 minutes? No. Are there many games that produce such long-term boredom? Yes.


Dark Heart: The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain
Dark Heart: The Shocking Truth About Hidden Britain
by Nick Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A very important work, 25 Aug 2011
This is a stunningly good piece of work. Davies is a true investigative journalist. It's sad that there isn't the money to fund more bits of research like this - very few newspapers have the funding today and possibly the biggest loss is our conceptualization of poverty. The sections based around Nottingham made me want to cry. I urge you to read it.


The Flying Club Cup
The Flying Club Cup
Price: 8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, genius, 25 Aug 2011
This review is from: The Flying Club Cup (Audio CD)
This album is BRILLIANT! Maybe too many 3/4 time songs but some of the tunes are amazing. Can't wait for the next one.


One Blood: Inside Britain's New Gang Culture
One Blood: Inside Britain's New Gang Culture
by John Heale
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of its time, 25 Aug 2011
First a warning: it's a slow-burning book. Don't read it if you want constant thrills and spills. Agree with commentators who say at times it reads a too much like a sociology essay. But as the author says in the intro - that's the point, because gangs coverage in the media at the time was hysterical.

So much of what he says turns out to be prescient. If you follow his thesis through and look at what happened in inner cities in 2011 it stacks up: in one section he all but predicts the riots. If you want to understand the true nature of gangs, this is an excellent place to start.


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