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Emotion & Commotion ~ Jeff Beck
Emotion & Commotion ~ Jeff Beck
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I expected more. A lot more. There are 2 decent tracks on this album. The rest is overblown tosh. I looked at the song list in disbelief. Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Nessum Dorma. It didn't bode well. Still, i thought, perhaps they are like, really different interpretations. No. They were as cringeworthy as I feared. Most of the rest is forgettable bland fodder.

I have every one of Jeff's other albums and treasure them all. This time he's come up with a dud. I read some of the 5* reviews in disbelief. It made me think of the Emperor's New Clothes. All I can say Jeff, is you have some really loyal fans out there. I suspect some would give you 5* for putting 10 Nursery Rhymes to… Read more
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
3.0 out of 5 stars Average at best, 13 July 2008
There are quite a lot of polarised views here and whilst I can appreciate the views of the 1 Star reviewers, I do feel its current average of 3 stars is about right. This is a very average read. The historical story is the saving grace really. I liked Leonie, I thought her characterisation was pretty good and as the real heroine, one wanted her to prevail. the problem for me was the linkages between her and Meredith just didn't stack up. They were just too ethereal. The criticisms already leveled by others about the modern day characters are spot on and for this story to succeed, both strands of the story have got to be credible as has the way they intertwine (obviously notwithstanding… Read more
Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved My Life (then Ruin&hellip by Michael Simkins
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful Insight, 9 Feb 2008
One of the best autobiographies I have read for some time, let alone one devoted to cricket. This book is written in a wonderfully quirky style, extremely humorous to the extent that you are driven to read out extracts to whoever is around you at the time. There's even an element of mystery about some of the chapters as they rarely (especially in the last half) pick up from the previous one and it can take a while before the theme sets in. The anecdotes ranged from the hilarious to being quite moving, but without being sentimental as well, which is quite a feat. You don't need to like cricket to enjoy this, but for those of you who play regularly at Mr Simkins' level, or for the… Read more

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