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Waltenberg by Hédi Kaddour
Waltenberg by Hédi Kaddour
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What a great book. It's very well translated, with a fantastic style: flowing along effortlessly. It feels modernist almost, building up scenes through memories and dialogue and not sticking to a linear plodding plot. It's funny too. The characters are full and well-drawn, and you get into their heads without even realising as the pages rush by. And it's a historical novel as well, in its way, a story of the years 1914-1991, from the hopes of the Edwardian era being dashed by WWI and through the great disappointment (to those travelling that road) of the failure of the experiment of communism.

Ignore the other two reviews and try it; it is a gripping read, and unlike anything… Read more
xx (Digipack) ~ The xx
xx (Digipack) ~ The xx
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for reinvigorating that jaded palate. Everyone once in a while someone comes up with a new way of jumbling their influences. This sounds like the future. Sure, it will be old hat in a year, but right now, that mix of new wave and dubstep aches with the feel of today's pavements
Mountain Battles ~ The Breeders
Mountain Battles ~ The Breeders
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, great album, 29 Jan 2009
Easily their best. If you like imaginative, experimental, intelligent music then this is for you.