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Real Gone ~ Tom Waits
Real Gone ~ Tom Waits
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Gone/Real Treat, 9 Oct 2004
I was astounded to realise that I had been listening to Tom Wait's music for more than 20 years. Over the years he has meant a great deal to me. He's has made me laugh out loud whilst driving he's made me dance and he's made me (almost) cry. All of his albums are worth repeated spins and he is incapable of making a poor record. The man is a true artist and a poet.
The highpoint of his "career" is generally thought to be the swordfishtrombones and Raindogs albums. Rain dogs is/was my personal favourite but this tour de force is at least as good as these.
His music has developed over the years into a style all of his own and there are the usual extraordinary and compelling… Read more
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J.K. Rowling
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars POTTER POTTERS, 30 Jun 2003
Firstly,I have to say this was a BIG disappointment.
It was too slow and lots of action was replaced by sloppy and angry bits. The major factor though was that it was too slow.
It takes 100+ pages before Harry even gets to Hogwarts and at least 400 pages before there is any action at all! Apart from that, the plot was good and they introduce new characters that don't seem important that end up playing very important roels indeed, especally Professor Umbridge, who tuns out to be quite evil...
On the whole I think it couild be a lot better but overall it is saved from doom by the imagination of it all, as it is with every Harry Potter book.

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