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Collected Prose: Autobiographical Writings, True S&hellip by Paul Auster
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Paul Auster writes beguiling, complex and stylish novels. This collection shows that he is also a fine writer of non-fiction. The Invention of Solitude is a dark examination of Auster's relationship with his father and his son. Literary allusions and very honest admissions make his work essential reading. The Art of Hunger provides insights into his personality and his early writing career. Shorter pieces collect reviews, editor's introductions and essays on events such as 911, and all are compelling and wonderfully addictive.
A must read for anyone serious about reading, and the power of books, words and stories.
Foxbase Alpha: (Extra Track) ~ Saint Etienne
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 24 Feb 2003
I love this album to bits, it's the greatest collection of songs, samples, humour and feelgood charm I've ever listened to. I listen to all sorts of music from classical and jazz to rock, but still I keep coming back to this album, over and over again.
I saw Saint Etienne live at Leicester Poly in 1992 or 1993, they were awesome (and supported by a then-obscure band called Pulp).
Buy it, love it, chill out.
Quality Street ~ World of Twist
Quality Street ~ World of Twist
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blissed out pop, 24 Feb 2003
The World of Twist were namechecked in a Saint Etienne song on their debut album "Foxbase Alpha" and WOT were a similar sort of outfit, mixing soft dance and guitar pop sensibilities to produce a very English type of music. This is a great summer album, a little cheesy in places but all the better for it, and includes a cover of "She's a Rainbow" and some great tracks.
All round, a lovely and sadly obscure album.

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