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108 Sonnets for Awakening: and Selected Poems by Alan Jacobs
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 22 Aug 2012
I loved reading these poems. They express spiritual truths easily and beautifully. The sonnet form seems to suit the spiritual subjects perfectly. It's a great challenge to use a form like the sonnet - which is quite strict - and be completely natural, and even liberating. There is hope, longing, beauty and most of all reassurance in the radiant spiritual nature of reality in these poems. They are great examples of the close link between spirituality and poetry, as evidenced by poets like Rumi, Kabir and Walt Whitman. Alan Jacobs is their worthy spiritual and poetic descendant.
Never Say Die! ~ Black Sabbath
Never Say Die! ~ Black Sabbath
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This has always been one of my favourite albums - not just by Black Sabbath but by anyone. I've always been surprised at the way it's been criticised by the band and by reviewers. I thought I must be mad - so it's great to see that other reviewers like it too. It's full of fantastic musical ideas and great riffs, quite close to prog rock at times. And my favourite song on the album doesn't have Ozzy on it - it's Bill Ward singing 'Swinging the chain.'
Rip It Up: The radically new approach to changing &hellip by Richard Wiseman
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 10 July 2012
I found this book disappointing, as I felt as though I had read nearly all of it before in 59 Seconds. It seems to be like a very long addendum to that book, taking one of its ideas and stretching it over 250 pages.