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The Naked Guide to Bristol: Not All Guide Books are the Same... (Naked Guides)
The Naked Guide to Bristol: Not All Guide Books are the Same... (Naked Guides)
by Gil Gillespie
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed till I was wet (nearly), 8 Aug. 2006
I'm a Bristolian and this guide book was two sadly rare things in this life. One, funny - I nearly wet myself over some of the bar reviews and two, truthful. Gil Gillespie is a god. Whatever your connection to Bristol, this is an essential purchase. The Naked Guide to Bath, which I bought after this one, is equally funny.


Amnesiac
Amnesiac
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £6.19

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thing of great beauty, 4 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Amnesiac (Audio CD)
Aren't Radiohead supposed to be gloomy and dull? Then why do I find all their music so uplifting? Is it the anger that lifts me? Or is it their defiance? In the case of this and Kid A their defiance even extends to the supposed boundaries of a rock group. Radiohead have dared to evolve rather than become dinosaurs. You must see Radiohead live if you really want to get these songs - they suddenly make complete sense and any doubts you have about them are immediately dispelled. BTW, I'm also enjoying the book Slowly Downward by Stanley Donwood. Stanley is the artist who won a grammy for his work with Thom Yorke on the cover and packaging of Amnesiac and his book is brilliant and disturbing.


Cold Skin
Cold Skin
by Albert Sánchez Pinol
Edition: Paperback

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a proper novel, 25 July 2006
This review is from: Cold Skin (Paperback)
Perturbed by plotless post-modern psychobabble? Worn out by wan 'women's' novels? Baffled by boring biographies? Get some Cold Skin in, then. This is a cracking novel; part rip-roaring adventure yarn, part gothic fantasy, it'll entertain you (because it's got - gasp! - a plot) and simutaneously enlighten you (because it's got - crikes! - a point or two to make about the human condition). It reads like a cross between Camus at his most direct (L'Etranger), Lovecraft at his creepiest (The Shadows Over Innsmouth) and Stanley Donwood at his most irreal (Slowly Downward). Simply brilliant and a single-sitting, white knuckle read.


The Eraser
The Eraser
Price: £7.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Cardboard Covers?, 18 July 2006
This review is from: The Eraser (Audio CD)
First off, this is pure Thom genius. Haunting, melodic. If I have a criticism it's that it's not particularly surprising. If you'd have thought about what a Thom Yorke solo album would have sounded like before you heard it you might well have imagined this record. Which may well be a good thing, hey?

Some dunce gave this album one star and complained that it even came in a 'cheep (sic) cardboard cover'. Having had the luck to have a little inside insight on this project I think you should know that the cardboard was very deliberately chosen for its lack of environmental impact. I also think it's rather more beautiful than the same old plastic crap.

The gorgeous cover's designed by Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood BTW, I heartily recommend his book, 'Slowly Downward', also available on this site.
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