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Left Of The Middle ~ Natalie Imbruglia
Left Of The Middle ~ Natalie Imbruglia
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch pop music, 27 Jan 2001
Who'd have thought an actress from a dull, Australian soap could sing on such an excellent album?
It starts with the perfect pop song "Torn" and races along through what might be described as a series of pastiches of other artists. Even though Natalie might not quite have a definable sound of her own, the songs are so strong it really doesn't matter. There are four or five real stand out tracks, but the rest are well good enough to make this album stand up to repeated listening. Two years or more after its release and it still sounds fresh.
Buy it if you like good quality pop songs.
Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typically engaging, 12 Sep 2000
I really like Robert J Sawyer, he writes good stories and has great characters.
This story is based around CERN in Switzerland and is about ap physics experiment and its oddd side effects. Well paced, engaging and hard to put down.
Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer
Golden Fleece by Robert J. Sawyer
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
He really does write good books, Robert Sawyer. He's something a bit different in the SF world that he concentrates on people as well as stories and always has characters that you really feel for.
The book's described as a whodunnit in space, but to me it's more of a whathappened in space. It's fairly obvious who's covering up from early on in the book, but the story unfolds revealing a shocking conclusion. The exchange between Jason, the ship board computer and Aaron towards the end of the book is superb.
If I have one critism of Sawyer's books it's that the endings seem a little rushed, and this is no exception.
But it would be churlish to complain too much about… Read more