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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters wi&hellip by Gabor Maté
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This book truely offers the best insight into addiction that I have come across. It draws upon Mate's work in Vancouver where he is a doctor in a harm reduction programme in one of the most deprived areas of the city. The book examines, in a highly personal and extremely readable way, the reasons behind addiction and the truths and falacies about addicts and how to work with them. In essence it highlights the humanity of those suffering from drug addiction and presents a compelling case for the problem being medical and social rather than something which can be solved by aggressively targeting those suffering themselves. Perhaps for me personally the greatest triumph is the ability of the… Read more
Battle of Britain - Definitive Edition [1969] [DVD&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Laurence Olivier
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate war film, 3 Oct 2009
This is possibly the best war film I've seen. It's the sort of film that isn't made today, and that's not just down to the fact that all the battle sequences use real planes. It achieves a reasonably fair depiction of both sides, it manages to represent the horror and human impact of the war without lingering in sentimentality and it makes me incredibly proud of the amazing achievement of the RAF. Plus it has an absolutley brilliant musical score.

I think the most impressive achievement of the film is that it ties together so many aspects of the battle, from the horror of bombing raids, the individual stories of several pilots and the hisorical chronology. We see how men and… Read more
1974-1979 Nigeria Disco Funk-V ~ 1974-1979 Nigeria Disco Funk-V
1974-1979 Nigeria Disco Funk-V ~ 1974-1979 Nigeria Disco Funk-V
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disco Funk Special, 18 May 2008
I have know idea where this series has come from, but having brought and been massively impressed with "Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-1976" I thought I'd buy this as well on a whim. Once again I was actually quite startled by how good a compilation it is.

The musical content is really quite well explained by the title. The tracks themselves are not focused on particularly successful artists or hits from the period, it is simply music that the compiler enjoyed within the parameters of the title.

It is well worth singling out the opener, "Take Your Soul" by The Sahara All Stars, as the stand out track, but really each and every track… Read more