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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,932,612 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 7
Bang! ~ World Party
Bang! ~ World Party
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
On this, the long-awaited follow up to the much acclaimed Goodbye Jumbo, Karl Wallinger not only continues to mine a particularly tunesome 60's style trough (if you can listen to Sunshine without hearing the Rolling Stones then I suggest you either extend your record collection or be sent to bed without supper)but explores soul funk and folk doffing his cap to both Troublefunk (Radio Days) and Prince (Rescue Me). Overall not as satisfying as Goodbye Jumbo but still well worth a listen if it's melodies to sing along to your after or simply something to put a smile on your face as you wait, frustratedly, for your eggs to boil.
The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry
The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Damn fine, 19 Feb 2004
As brilliantly written as you would expect. This gripping yarn follows our hero Ned to hell and back. Not dissimilar in pace and tone to Complicity by Iain Banks but with dollops of customary Fry humour thrown into the melting pot. Funny, sad, shocking and just splendid. Buy this book for goodness sake!