Mr. Jamie Panton

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Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre by Christopher Dell
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
While this book contains a fantastic array of images from around the world and back and forth in time, juxtaposed in such a way it's a genuine delight to turn each page, a word of warning is in order: do not buy this book for the text. Many of the images presented in this book are filled with esoteric symbolism and secrets and so it is a shame that the author frequently writes such things as: 'In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, monsters were a fact of life and we assume that people of those times believed implicitly in their physical reality.'

Really? Is this all the author has to say about a civilization that built the pyramids? This type of gross generalization is embarrassing… Read more
The Magic of Fantasforia (Fantasforia Legacy Book &hellip by ArcAngel Andreas
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, 7 Nov 2011
Once upon a time fantasy wasn't simply acquainted with the fantastic and unreal, but harkened back to a time of true psychological depth, when the dragons of old roared within the collective unconscious of the human psyche. This is fantasy at its best, not just tropes expected of the genre, but a story that echoes forth from ancient mythical truths. Beautifully written, this book can easily be enjoyed by both adults and children alike, but for children especially it is refreshing to see a book that doesn't patronize (easily done with rhyme) or dumb down its narrative. Like the true fairy tales of old this an absorbing tale that will stay with a child for the rest of their life. For 90p this… Read more
Swingers [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ Vince Vaughn
Swingers [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ Vince Vaughn
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but not clever, 16 Dec 2007
Swingers split me quite a lot. On one hand, the direction is nothing to write home about, when not, admittedly humorously, homaging films like Reservoir Dogs, the director plays it safe with standard camera set ups and doesn't try much inventive with the medium. On the other hand, the film is funny and the writing pretty decent too, Jon Favreau plays the sulky-just-come-out-of-a-long-term-relationship protagonist in such away that the we, the audience, never find his portrayal annoying, instead coming out as an engaging character we can all relate to. Good indie cinema, but fun rather than interesting, more akin to Hollywood than alternative film.

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