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Traces Remain: Essays and Explorations
Traces Remain: Essays and Explorations
by Charles Nicholl
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars history in bitesize chunks, 27 Feb. 2016
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Fascinating tiny explorations. Nicholls is always good, and these are bitesize ways into the "ordinary" lives of brilliant people.


Before Watchmen: Ozymandias / Crimson Corsair TP
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias / Crimson Corsair TP
by Len Wein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1.0 out of 5 stars If you don't have anything original to say, why bother?, 28 Nov. 2015
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Alan Moore has said that anyone who buys this shouldn't read anything writen by him. I tend to agree. I'm afraid I have read this. It is totally redundant: anything good in it has already appeared in the original WATCHMEN (The Ozymandias is a slightly longer version of the story told in the original - what on earth is the point of that?), the Crimson Corsair story is a perfectly adequate horror-pirate story, but not a patch on the Tales of the Black Freighter story in the orginal WATCHMEN; the Dollar Bill story is a slightly longer version of the story told in the BEFORE WATCHMEN Minutemen story (again - what the hell?). There is literally nothing original here. The only ones in this series that are worth reading are The Nite Owl (quite fun), Dr Manhattan (interesting take, worth doing as it uses the original character lends himself to an exploration of Quantum Psychology - though you'd be better off reading anything by Robert Anton Wilson), The Minutemen (fun, in a silly way) and Silk Spectre (shows how Laurie became a hero). Rorshach and the Comedian add noting to the story, and the Moloch story is a total waste of time. If they have nothing original to say, why do they bother? Don't buy this watse of money.


Only The Now
Only The Now
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful., 4 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Only The Now (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful album. Probably the best (certainly the most consistent) he has done since Power in the Darkness. There are a couple of really moving songs (the opener and closer), two or three political singalongs, and a couple of outright funny ones. And beautifully produced as well. Also starring Sir Ian McKellen. And Billy Bragg. Like you do.


All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
All Through The City (with Wilko 1974-1977)
Price: £14.79

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Rock'n'Roll should be, 21 Feb. 2015
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This is truly fabulous. You want to see where punk came from? Start here.


Ys
Ys
Price: £11.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Proves The Harp is a Rock'n'Roll Instrument, 21 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Ys (Audio CD)
One of those wonderful, indefinable records. If you've ever wondered if the harp could be rock'n'roll (I hadn't, before this), you have no doubt after this. This is truly mad, truly sexy, and unlike anything else you've heard.


The City's Son: The Skyscraper Throne Book 1
The City's Son: The Skyscraper Throne Book 1
by Tom Pollock
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. Terrifying., 14 Dec. 2014
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This book is so gripping that, when I lost it on the train seventy pages from the end, I had to go and buy a replacement copy instantly. And I don't even think I'm the target audience for this sort of thing. This book is so frightening, you'll never look at cranes or barbed wire in the same way ever again.


Market Forces (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Market Forces (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Richard K. Morgan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Trying to Change the System from Within., 7 Dec. 2014
While packed with slightly more graphic violence and multi-orgasmic sex than my usual reading matter, this book is absolutely gripping, both in its delineation of the collapse of the lead character's relationship(s), and in its "one man against the system" belt-tightening. By the end I could not put it down. And its politics is terrifying plausible (though it does not batter you over the head with it). I shall certainly be reading more Morgan.


When Will You Come Home ?
When Will You Come Home ?
Price: £5.97

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 6 Dec. 2014
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Unlike Daylight Crossing, this is a little bland. Totally inoffensive, but not worth shelling out for.


Popular Problems
Popular Problems
Price: £5.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Start of Leonard's middle period, 6 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Popular Problems (Audio CD)
wonderful old man music. My four-year-old joins in on a number of songs. He makes no attempt to sing, and it's beautiful. He's starting his middle period gracefully.


Feasting With Panthers
Feasting With Panthers
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the place to start, 6 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Feasting With Panthers (Audio CD)
Marc Almond is a genius, but this isn't where I'd start. He's singing songs by Michael Cashmore that don't 100% suit his voice. Not ghastly, but maybe for Michael Cashmore fans more than Marc Almond ones.


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