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Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew by Bernard Hare
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
There's no denying that this is a very good read. Some of the behaviour defies belief (yet is true) and it is extremely thought provoking to read detailed descriptions of this culture where 10 and 11 year olds lead such wild, and deprived lives.

However, the central premise that the author Bernard Hare is some sort of saviour is wrong. He seems to suggest that the Shed Crew are a success because they've never murdered anyone. I can't really buy that because the violence, vehicle theft, robbery and shoplifting, excessive drug taking, arson, underage sex and pregnancies continue, with the author himself guilty of some of these.

In addition, there is a contradiction in… Read more
Kasabian ~ Kasabian
Kasabian ~ Kasabian
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relentless, 20 July 2005
I've been buying this album a birthday present for friends, such is my belief that everyone should have a copy of it in their home.
The opening trio of tracks set the tone, and set the standard. This is a superb debut album - 5 quality singles are the standout tracks, and there are very few weaknesses.
These days I find you can find yourself skipping tracks even more easily (with the increased use of MP3 players), and often I'll find myself buying albums and rarely (if ever) listening to much of the album. 'Kasabian' is an exception - a proper 'listen-in-full' album.
Do Not Pass Go: From the Old Kent Road to Mayfair by Tim Moore
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A London Book, 13 Jan 2004
First of all, don't be fooled, this isn't really a book about Monopoly.
To be honest I had resisted buying this book for a while, seeing it in airport bookshops from time to time and thinking that it would be another one of those books that is all about the 'hilarious' situations the writer found themselves in. I relented on the basis that it would be light reading, and would pass some time.
But this book is a bit of a revelation if you have any interest whatsoever in the history of London. It's very well written, very engaging, and yet still is pretty much based on the history of these London locations over the last couple of hundred years.
It will make you laugh in places,… Read more