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Floating Opera / the End of the Road by John Barth
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book was recommended to me because of its similarities to La Rochelle by Michael Nath, a book which had a profound effect on me. The similarities are plentiful, the kind of novels that get underneath behaviour, relationships and how we interact with the world. Both are based on uncoventional love triangle and invite the reader to get inside the pages. The ending is quite brutal, but nevertheless, a highly recommended read.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: The Baby-Faced Assassin by Ian Macleay
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
This book is the lowest kind of exploitation. It is a cut and paste hack job of secondary sources, it's dull, uninspired, slack and littered with errors. It is not fit to lace Ole Solakjaer's boots, never mind tell his life story. The author too is a clear Chelsea fan and the references to the blues throughout the book are not only pathetic, but insulting to anyone who shelled out the best part of 18 for this rubbish. Don't buy it.
Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insight into an artist, 11 Oct 2004
If I'd have had the chance to ask Bob Dylan to write something for me, this would have been it. Of all the hysteria and critical gossip that preceded the release of this book: Would he destroy his own myth? Would it undo the enigma? Would he set the record straight? - all of that is washed aside. This is a wonderful insight into creativity, of being an artist with great expectations, from within and without, a snapshot of a songwriter with the highest of standards, the use of memory to highlight what mattered, a glimpse of a man inside a life doing his best, working and caring, getting things right. Bob Dylan's reputation as an artist is firmly in tact. This is a great book.