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The Nephilim Cartel by Poppet
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brilliantly constructed and hugely impressive in its seamless fusion of arcane knowledge, esoteric religious concepts and mystic traditions into a cohesive narrative, The Nephilim Cartel (TNC) is far from an easy read but one that offers intellectual challenge and mind-expanding controversy in equal measure…on every single page! I have commented before (in other reviews of this author’s work) that I have never encountered anyone anywhere with as vast an encyclopaedic knowledge and scholarly understanding of material of this nature (…to cite just a few sources explored in this work – Mayan, Sumerian, Ancient Egyptian, Judaeo-Christian, Ancient Greek and Native American texts, cultures and… Read more
Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood by Nina Antonia
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing that rocks!, 2 April 2014
I saw Johnny Thunders play live (in London) many times – days I look back on fondly. Later, eager to know more about JT than ‘just’ the figure I’d seen up on stage, I turned to In Cold Blood, the official Thunders biography written by Nina Antonia – a book I’d like to highly recommend to you now. Nina Antonia can really write. This is not just a cut ‘n’ paste hagiography – like so many rock ‘n’ roll biogs. Nina was there and knew Johnny well. Her book tells the full unexpurgated story of the man behind the music – from little fatherless John Anthony Genzale dreaming of Little League fame in Little Italy to the great rock ‘n’ roll survivor, riddled with leukemia and with the clock finally on… Read more
Clip by Kenneth Wayne
Clip by Kenneth Wayne
I read this title as part of a book club that requires a review. Clip is something of a weird fish. The novel starts (and revolves around) an ingenious premise - Charles Journeyman, a US expat English teacher domiciled in Japan, gains dubious (and problematic) notoriety when he is featured alongside a famous heiress in a porn clip that goes viral on the internet (the `clip' of the book's title). The paradox (that underpins the narrative) lies in the fact Charles wasn't there when the video was made...and yet he somehow retains memories and sensations from the experience. The possible explanations for this anomaly range from the extreme and supernatural to the prosaic yet sinister: perhaps… Read more