S. R. Body

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Black And Blue (Inspector Rebus) by Ian Rankin
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I don't usually post reviews to amazon but felt that this book shouldn't have a two-star critique at the head of its feedback. The Rebus series is the finest detective series around and this was where Rankin really hit his stride - going from fine 'crime' writer to great novelist. It mixes four main plot strands and touches on a a multitude of styles from film noir, hard-boiled, trad gumshoe detective, Scottish gothic, and most intrigueingly - The Western. Though at its heart lies the search to stop a (or is it two) serial killer (s), this is Rebus as Gary Cooper or The Searchers' Ethan heading from one frontier to another - some of the remotest outposts of Scotland are covered - trying to… Read more
All the Moves (but None of the Licks): Secrets of &hellip by Clive Selwood
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic, 21 Feb 2007
Clive Selwood was a major force in the music industry for at least 4 decades and has written one of the few essential books about the UK record business. It's packed with anecdotes about big nams - stars and suits - and also points to many of the potential pitfalls in this rather dog-eat-dog world. But, refreshingly, it is not at all bitter. And unlike the classic US books of this genre, it is packed with humour; whereas lesser men would rage at the various injustices, the author retains a sense of wry puzzlement at some of the more bizarre skulduggery and downright dishonesty. There are also excellent sections on marketing, lawyers and other industry knowhow. Highly recommended to music… Read more

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