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The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C Clarke's name may be first on the book cover but this really must be considered more of a Gentry Lee novel...and it shows! Loads of very boring, mundane, non-science fiction writing about a load of uninteresting characters. Zero suspense and very unimaginative. And what's very surprising, is how bad the predictions of the future Earth are. For instance, despite this being 200 years in the future and the book written in the early 1990s, the Soviet Union still exists, lots of people are still smoking, Japan is still a major world power, and African Americans are called American Negroes!" All very "un-Arthur C Clarke". After this I'm not sure if I have the energy to wade through… Read more
Greatest Ever Prog Rock: The Definitive Collection ~ Various
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Ever???, 10 Dec 2012
How can a collection that doesn't include anything by King Crimson, ELP, Wishbone Ash, Peter Gabriel Era Genesis and Mike Oldfield call itself The Greatest Ever Prog Rock - The Definitive Collection??? I mean, it isn't a bad collection but please leave the over used superlatives to the music industry suits and PA clones in LaLa Land.
Never A Dull Moment ~ Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment ~ Rod Stewart
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rod's last great album, 10 Dec 2012
Rod still at his best here. The album that followed it, Smiler, wasn't bad, but after that it was Atlantic Crossing, A Night on the Town, Brit Ekland, Lamborghinis and vilification by the Punks, which all came together to help steer the rest of his career into mid-Atlantic blandness. So this was definitely Rod's last great album. Hilarious cover as well.