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Lost Humanity:  The Mythology and Themes of Lost
Lost Humanity: The Mythology and Themes of Lost
Price: £4.43

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest TV Analysis I've Read, 8 Jun 2011
As not just a fanatic Lostie, but a TV obsessive in general, I have great pleasure in proclaiming this to be the greatest book that I have read about any TV show. Most Lost books that I have read at some point stumble, whether due to poor writing or by simply not getting their facts quite right. This book however, is impeccable from start to finish, providing some really refreshing insights that I genuinely haven't heard elsewhere.

What sets this book apart from any other Lost book is simply the approach taken. Rather than trying to come up with some all-encompassing scientific theory, Pearson delves deeply into the various linear and non-linear themes of the show, including not just the obvious ones like 'Leadership' and 'Faith', but also some fairly obscure topics such as 'Disorientation', 'Metadrama' and the absolutely fascinating 'Strange Attraction'.

Hands down, Pearson is the best I've read for in-depth TV analysis and I can't wait for his next book 'Lost Identity' to be released.

P.S. I love this book so much that, despite having read the entire Kindle Edition, I've just now imported the paperback version from the USA so that I can lend it to friends.

The Greek Seaman
The Greek Seaman

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars In opposite land, this is the best book in the history of the planet, 2 April 2011
This review is from: The Greek Seaman (Kindle Edition)
Please, please, PLEASE, someone send this author to The Derek Zoolander Center For Children Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too.

I beg you.

I bought this book based purely on all of the 1-Star reviews already flooding Amazon, just to have something to cheer me up after a hard day's work. It wasn't even remotely funny just how terrible this book is.

Oh, and apparently there are some restaurants and cafes in this world where 'only waiters serve tables'.
I find it shocking that the author would imagine such places, as I always insist that my table be served directly by the chef. Or maybe a dolphin.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)
Offered by Global Xpress
Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not scruffy looking, but definitely a nerf-herder!, 11 Nov 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
From screenshots, this looked like the Star Wars games were getting their mojo back. And for the occassional few minutes whilst playing the game, those beliefs were justified. However, this game is in no way represented well by its graphics. The graphics themselves are amazing, with character models looking spot-on, with some really interesting textures appearing throughout the game. However, the actual gameplay feels less like Star Wars and more like dynasty warriors with telekinesis. The ligtsaber itself, despite being able to 'cut' through walls like Qui-Gon's, is simply another graphical flourish and lightsaber combat feels more like hitting people with a shiny baseball bat than slicing through them with one of the most powerful weapons in the galaxy. This probably has something to do with making the game playable in terms of not killing every enemy within 2 seconds, but it still feels just plain wrong! The force powers themselves are the highlight of the game, and once you get some of the later upgrades, you feel more powerful than the Emperor himself...Well, at least you would if the enemies in the later missions weren't invulnerable to your force attacks. Again, this will be because of the difficulty, but in a game thats greatest strength is the force, it feels wrong for the powers to be completely redundant in the final half of the game. This then leaves you to resort to hitting people over the head with your glowing baseball bat again and again and again. One strength of the game, however, is its story. I am not exagerating when I say that it is infinitely better than Episodes I & II combined, and includes some great twists and characterisation, even giving quite a fair amount of insight into Vaders and the Emperors dealings between Episodes III & IV. In fact, the story in this game sets up the original trilogy in a hugely significant way.

To sum up, this game is generally fun to play but fails to deliver on alot of its early promise, although the story makes this an essential purchase for any Star Wars fan

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