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Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin
Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Sep 2014
Excellent potted version of Palin's diaries. We all know he's such an engaging writer that not much needs to be said. The one thing that struck me though more than anything reading this is just how very hard the Pythons work. Success doesn't come easily and is hard graft. This comes across as much as the rewards do.
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
1.0 out of 5 stars Pernicious rubbish., 10 Sep 2014
In my view this book and others like it are as bad as some of the lunatic religious fringe elements that prey on the weak, vulnerable and insecure in our society, blatantly going after the money of those who can least afford it. The New Age self help industry has become rather like the diet and food business: a huge multimillion pound industry whose aim is to keep you under. Diets and diet books don't work: otherwise it wouldn't be one of the largest sections of any bookshop. So it is with this kind of nonsense: the self-help industry, aided and abetted by the multi-media we are so saturated with wants you to believe that there is something wrong with you, your life needs fixing, you can… Read more
Under Wraps ~ Jethro Tull
Under Wraps ~ Jethro Tull
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under Wraps Exhumed, 27 Feb 2014
It's a contentious album but having not liked this much in 1984, I have re-listened to it and re-assessed and I might now dangerously throw this in as the best Tull album. The songs are absolutely brilliant, clever, sophisticated and cinematic lyrics all linked together with Cold War themes of espionage, secret police, paparazzi, and the first Tull album with extensive contributions to the writing of the music from other band members. Yes, it uses a drum machine but I think it enhances the songs and gives them that slightly cold, Berlin/techno automaton feel. Anderson never sang as well as this on record before or since and I gather he and Martin Barre rate this album very highly, I can… Read more

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