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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 17 May 2014
I'd never read a western before and bought this on the strength of the many five star reviews. The book is set in the 1880s and describes a cattle drive from Texas to Montana and the events and adventures therein. At times savage and brutal, the book also has many moments of humour as the Hat Creek outfit battle the various dangers associated with such an arduous task. Subplots are introduced along the way and serve to enhance and give depth to the main storyline. The American plains are vividly portrayed and one is left with an almost eidetic sense of place and time. The characters are also magnificently realised and through them concepts such as love, loss, friendship, duty, honour and… Read more
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Masterpiece., 17 April 2014
A dark, bleak book full of murder, depravity and sexual deviancy, underscored with a sense of warped religious fervour reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor's `Wise Blood'. Several storylines are interwoven and ultimately brought together in a violent conclusion. Very powerful story telling here and thoroughly recommended.
Attack Of The Grey Lantern ~ Mansun
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Original, 22 Feb 2014
An original and quite superb album. Dark themes aboud along with 'The League of Gentlemen' grand guignol tyype tongue in cheek humor. I think it's like prog rock without the grandiose arrangements.If you like good music and songs of tranvestite clergymen, buy!