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Dominion by C. J. Sansom
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "tremendously" dull, 29 July 2013
wrapped up in a trim paperback edition this is a perfect spontaneous airport purchase. "intriguing... masterful...", even "tremendous" from the guardian. apparently mark lawson liked it! the premise is fascinating, and at nearly 700 pages you really feel like you have something to get stuck into. how can you resist?!

unfortunately the premise can be summarised in the blurb, pondered over a cup of tea, and left there. it's sprawling, clunky, the prose is dreary dull, and the characters are--how can i put this--boring as shit. efforts at regional accents are wince-inducing and the predictable "cliff-hanger" endings of most chapters begin to grate after only a few hundred… Read more
Live Box [4 CD + 1 DVD] ~ Björk
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is special, 31 Aug 2003
needless to say, if you love bjork's studio albums, you'll love this, whether you've seen her in concert before or not. there are four cds of material, gathered together from her mtv-unplugged session for "debut" (the highlight, in my opinion), the 1997 shepherd's bush concert for "post", pretty much everywhere and anywhere for "homogenic", and again, during the 2001 world tour for "vespertine". you might have heard bits of it before, but there is nothing out there as comprehensive as this, or as brilliantly produced. occasional vocals in icelandic, accordian solos, talvin singh's tabla, and, of course, from her most recent tour, matmos, rubbing themselves lasciviously with various bits of… Read more

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