Angus T. Cat

"Constant Reader"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (34 of 34)
Location: Suffolk England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 446,739 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 34
A Ship Without a Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart by Gary Marmorstein
Last year, when I heard that a new biography of Lorenz Hart was going to be published, I was delighted. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's songs have fascinated me and inspired me as far back as I can remember; Hart is one of my lifelong heroes. When I read Dorothy Hart's tribute to him, "Thou Swell, Thou Witty" I first realised the sophistication, great range and achievement of his lyrics. Shortly afterwards "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bedeviled" by by Samuel Marx and Jan Clayton was released. I was still a young teenager but I sensed when I read "Bewitched" that a great deal of Hart's life could or would not be spoken about openly until the time of the book's publication, the 1970s. For a… Read more
Road Rage Megaphone Insult Bad Drivers Fun Audio G&hellip by Diabolical
I bought the Megaphone as a gift for a friend who doesn't hesitate to tell other drivers what he thinks of their making turns without putting on their indicators and other blunders. The Megaphone looks cute and opening the present made him laugh. Unfortunately the sound quality of the megaphone isn't very good. It's hard to understand what the speaker is saying. Buy this if you want a cute present to make someone laugh when they unwrap it. It isn't as cute when you actually use it because whatever insults you want to broadcast come out garbled.
Jews and the American Comics: An Illustrated Histo&hellip by Paul  Buhle
I looked forward to reading Paul Buhle's Jews and American Comics. Ultimately, I found it disappointing. The book is well researched and contains an impressive collection of Yiddish cartoons, some by artists I didn't know before. But overall the work is weakened by Buhle's turgid prose style. I found his essays hard to follow and confusing in places: the chapter on comic strips gave me the impression Milton Caniff was Jewish (a look on the internet confirmed that Caniff wasn't Jewish; he was Catholic). Buhle speeds through the birth of the comic book and hardly considers that most of the creators of superheroes were Jewish. He discusses Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Joe Simon briefly but… Read more

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