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This Star Shall Abide (Children of the Star Book 1&hellip by Sylvia Engdahl
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 6 Feb 2013
I first read this book when it first came out when I was 8 and it made a massive impression on me, partly because even at that age I was a bit of a rebel who questioned authority. Reading it again nearly 40 years later, I'm surprised by how unlike a lot of science fiction it hasn't dated. If you empathise with Noren the main character then you are taken on a journey with him as he challenges the authority of the ruling scholars and your own views on right and wrong are challenged.
A Room for Romeo Brass [DVD] [2000] <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Arrowsmith
A Room for Romeo Brass [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Martin Arrowsmith
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Shane Meadows follow-up to Twenty Four Seven is one of the best films i have ever seen. At the start it is hilarious in places, which draws you into a particular mood, and then it hits you as it suddenly turns black and bleak when you are least expecting it. It is both funny and disturbing and plays with your emotions to such an extent that you are not sure whether to laugh or hide your eyes in places. An incredibly thought provoking film.
Slaughtermatic by Steve Aylett
Slaughtermatic by Steve Aylett
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Derivative rubbish, 4 Jan 2001
This book is neither funny nor cool, and it's certainly not cutting edge. It feels like an updated parody of hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy in terms of its style of humour, but it fails to hit the mark. I found it too style obsessed, and the author seemed to want to crack a joke in every other paragraph, which distracted from any potential plot. It smacks of yoof culture where drunk lads down the pub are trying to outdo each other with wisecracks, but are incapable of having a coherent conversation.

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