J. Syed

"akmal hussein"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (36 of 66)
Location: Seattle, WA USA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 441,153 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 66
Oasis the Truth: My Life as Oasis's Drummer by Tony McCarroll
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Drummer's tale, 13 April 2014
I've just finished reading this very enjoyable and illuminating book. It does show how Noel was a nasty piece of work, and Guigsy comes out of it badly (he didn't even play on Definitely Maybe, his parts were deleted).

My take on this whole Oasis controversy is that Oasis had two world class things in their favour, Liam's voice and Noel's songwriting. In terms of instrumental competence none of them were professional standard (even Noel's guitar). None of them would have ever made it as a session musician. Guigsy and Bonehead kept schtumm and hung on for the ride. Tony didn't, and his disagreements with Noel led to him getting fired. That and his clear lack of any business nous… Read more
Frothing Jug 12oz / 330ml | Stainless Steel Frothi&hellip by Genware
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 26 Dec 2011
Nic elittle frothing jug, fill it up halfway, it has a good spout, and well positioned handle to make sure you don't get burnt hands. No complaints at all.
Diary of a Thai Escort by Anonymous
Diary of a Thai Escort by Anonymous
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable story, 26 Dec 2011
This is clearly written by an insider as the tiny details of the life of an escort (obsession with towels, extensive card-playing) and financial details are extremely accurate. I wasn't so convinced by the second half and the slightly contrived Hollywood-like ending, which made me think that an overall narrative had been imposed on a collection of real experiences, but I would nevertheless highly recommend the book and it is an excellent counterweight to a lot of the rubbish often written on the subject. It is also a gripping story.

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