Hector G.

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What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorized Biograp&hellip by Robert Sellers
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3.0 out of 5 stars What Fresh Lunacy?, 31 Oct 2013
Another book on another drunken oaf and it looks like Robert Sellers is trying to corner the market in rehashing all the old stories of all the dead and foolish actors who graced film and pub in yesteryear. Indeed I was surprised to see this book as Mr Sellers had more or less covered similar ground in Hellraisers, though this is a much more detailed account of that most wasted talent, the actor, Oliver Reed.

Certainly, if you didn't know much about Reed this is a good place to begin and Sellers has made a fine job of collecting all the tired old clippings and bar room tales and sticking them together again to make a biography of this most public of court jesters. Always… Read more
A Serbian Film (Uncut) <b>DVD</b> ~ Srdjan Todorovic
A Serbian Film (Uncut) DVD ~ Srdjan Todorovic
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Serbian Mess, 20 Oct 2013
A Serbian Film has almost become a rite of passage in the amount of endurance the film goer can take, and in an ironic way has become as notorious as the very subject matter it so salaciously depicts. However, reading all the negative and horrifying accounts of it, I was very loath to even entertain viewing it, but like opening Pandora's Box, it stands there waiting to drag you down to the very depths of human depravity and insanity, and with so much written on it and discussed over the internet it invites you to actually take a deep breath and view the finished product yourself.

Well, how was it from this viewer's point of view? A Serbian Film is a very silly film, in fact I… Read more
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Too Much Thinking, 16 Sep 2013
Only just finished this book, so will "thin slice" it very briefly here.

In essence not a bad holiday read or just to pass a few hours with, but as many other reviews have stated just doesn't deliver anything new or have any lasting profound insights. The basis of the bulk of the book is a series of duller and progressively tedious factual examples of how the human mind can make snap decisions rather than collate a huge amount of data before doing so - the type of facts a professor at a seventies psychology seminar would recite to a group of star - struck doe - eyed students. One of the main faults is that we never seem to get any progression throughout the book, so the whole… Read more