K. Gray

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Illusions ~ Thomas Bergersen
Illusions ~ Thomas Bergersen
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music for Motorways, 15 Jan 2013
I have wide-ranging music tastes and am always interested in listening to something that I haven't heard of before, especially if the reviews are good, which is why I bought this CD.
Apparently Mr. Bergersen writes film music and that comes across in this album which is very tuneful and atmospheric, however, since it is also for the most part very stirring and dramatic, I couldn't see myself sitting down with a glass of wine and having this as background music. Nor is it complex, so I won't be able to loose myself in a vibrant interplay of instruments and voices either.
However, it's a brilliant in-car CD, because a) You can hear it over the roar of the traffic, and b) You won't… Read more
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Absolutely riveting, I couldn't put this book down. Monumental research has delivered a chronicle of unprecedented paranoia and brutality. What makes it utterly fascinating is the detailing of how the abnormal became normal, and how the seamless alternation between friendship and betrayal by all the players transferred effortlessly from the domestic and on to the world stage. This is essential background reading for anyone seeking to understand the Russian psyche leading up to and during the Cold War.
Apollo 11 Manual: An Insight into the Hardware fro&hellip by Christopher Riley
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new., 19 July 2011
I expected this book to be similar to the excellent "Anatomy of the Ship" series and chock-full of new, original drawings - plans, elevations, cross-sections - revealing the construction and system layouts of these craft in unprecedented detail.
Well, it's not and it doesn't.
The title is totally misleading, for far from being a "workshop manual", this is in fact a potted history of the Apollo programme, aimed at, it seems to me, an audience too young to have lived through the space race and with no knowledge of the background to the Lunar landings.
The prose relies heavily on "Wow!" facts and is short on detail, whilst the drawings.......well, what can I say? So, so,… Read more