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The Obituarist by Paul A. Waters
The Obituarist by Paul A. Waters
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Short Story, 19 July 2012
I came across the book following a recommendation from a friend who'd already read it.

The style of the story reminded me of the mysterious short stories of Jeremy Dyson, as I enjoyed a plot which rapidly marched towards an impending conclusion that was still surprising.
The storyline still has time for a commentary on the status of current celebrity culture and changes in people's views of war & soldiers.

The only drawback of the book: it wasn't long enough!
Leaders Of The Free World ~ elbow
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Elbow Album, 19 July 2012
This is without doubt my favourite Elbow album and it's a crying shame that it was released at a time of crisis by their record label. Had it been released with the fanfare of their later works I'm sure it would now be regarded as a classic.

The songs range from anthemic (Station Approach) to loud & political (Leaders of the Free World) to quiet/romantic (Great Expectation & Puncture Repair)

If you need any further recommendation to buy it, the album contains Garvey's favourite Elbow song (Great Expectations)
Sky At Night (Digipack) ~ I Am Kloot
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite of 2010, 19 July 2012
The highest praise I can give this album was that it was my favourite of 2010.

I could recommend this album to anybody who likes Elbow, which isn't surprising when it was produced by Garvey & Potter- the beautiful orchestral sounds are extremely Elbowesque but added to this is Bramwell's voice which is even better meaning that the lyrics are even more touching.

The album remains at a consistently high level and the epic 'Radiation' completes a rounded album in style.

This is the only record I've ever really cared about winning awards. Unfortunately it didn't!