Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (22 of 26)


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The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read, 16 Feb 2014
Best book I've read since arriving in Vietnam. I think Stella recommended it ( thanks!).

Very surprising book. Science, literature, music, the human condition- it's all here and very entertainingly written. I couldn't pit it down and read it in 2 days ( would have been quicker if my battery hadn't kept running out).

Makes me want to re read Kurt Vonnegut! Now there's an accolade!!

Give it a go. I'm sure you'll like it.
David Bowie - The Man Who Changed the World by Wim Hendrikse
Absolutly terrible book. I don't know where to even start!

He clearly is not a native english speaker and his use of language is that of a 10 year old. He needs to find more adjectives than "nice" and "good". If he paid for a translator, he should ask for his money back.

There is absolutly no new comment, insight, interpretation or even material in this book.
EXCEPT!!!! He seems to have got a book out first after the release of The Next Day. Don't get excited though. All he says about this seminal work is a short quote from the Telegraph (very lazy)and a comment that it was all Bowie's own work and Tony Visconti produced it. Really? That's all he can say… Read more
Ziggyology by Simon Goddard
Ziggyology by Simon Goddard
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody brilliant!, 4 Oct 2013
This book weaves the story of Ziggy from the time of the Big Bang to his death at Hammersmith Odeon. He examines all the influences that went into his creation-musical, cultural, biological, chemical.........everything.

It's not really about Bowie-this is Ziggy's story.

Each page is riddled with references which possibly only Bowiephiles will understand-which, when you read them, makes you want to turn to someone to giggle and discuss. (Unfortunatly, the gent in the seat next to you on the train may not appreciate this.)

For example, he is writing about the rise of Elvis, and mentions that the record he is discussing was relesed in cerise pink, but adds it… Read more

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