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Mr. Peter Anderson

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)
Location: sheffield
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,049,651 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
This is a profoundly rewarding and moving book about the unreliability of memory, the circular nature of time, the fundamental lack of any certainty in any given existence. It also deals of course, with loss, perhaps Ishiguro's central thematic concern. An incredibly detailed realisation of one man's inner world, it is a riveting, bewildering, amusing and heartbreaking read. Yes, it is long. But never boring. Maybe you should be familiar with the author's preceding efforts before tackling this. But when you do tackle it, it's a bit like Seinfeld in the sense that all you do is walk around for years afterwards, greeting innumerable situations with the words: "It's… Read more
Anytime Tomorrow ~ Neal Casal
Anytime Tomorrow ~ Neal Casal
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Casal is the man, 14 Jan 2005
I only owned Basement Dreams by Neal Casal until recently, when I went on a bit of a spree after seeing him live in Nottingham (excellent).
Anytime Tomorrow did not disappoint, with its instantly catchy, uplifting and just plain rollicking opening numbers, followed by three bona fide masterpieces in Eddy & Diamonds (dark, bitter and heavy), Oceanview (a soaring arrangement, unlike anything he's done before) and Camarillo (just plain addictive uber-country rock).
Inbetween are some lovely little numbers that will become more memorable in time, and about two that i skip; but this is purely a relative measure.
Casal is irritating to some because he seems so generic, but if you… Read more