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Blur: The Best Of
Blur: The Best Of
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff but..., 14 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Blur: The Best Of (Audio CD)
...where the hell is 'Chemical World', their finest, most underrated song?
Blur are one of the most prominent, quintessensially English singles bands of recent years. Along with The Smiths, New Order, The Pet Shop Boys and Pulp, they manage to marry melody with wit in a way the yanks will never understand.
13 is probably their most mature and interesting album, yielding fewer singles but greater diversity than Parklife, their most prolific album. This is a fair representation of their career, but where, oh where is their best song?


American Psycho
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun, 26 Aug. 2003
This review is from: American Psycho (Paperback)
Before we start, let's remember this is not a political statement. it's just a book. And a damned good one.
To escape the banality of his cosseted existence, Patrick Bateman seeks to find meaning through contrast in the nost extreme manner imaginable: murder, mutilation and a love of Genesis records. His love of such vacuous tripe as Phil Collins, Whitney Houston and Huey Lewis & the News - and his preoccupation with what his companions are wearing - are extremely clever and funny ways in which the author reveals the main character to us. And his (and everyone else's) repeated instances of mistaken identity make a brilliant comment on how the people in this world are simply clones of one another.
Bateman 'needs to fit in' at the same time as craving the his own individuality. As the book deveops, we see this conflict push him further and further to the brink.
Compulsive reading.


American Psycho
American Psycho
by Bret Easton Ellis
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 8 Aug. 2003
This review is from: American Psycho (Paperback)
With a life is so blandly cosseted and every material object already in his possession, Patrick Bateman is compelled to bring meaning to his vacuous existence through contrast. Unfortunately for humanity, he does this through torture, mutilation and murder. He only comes alive when he is snuffing out life. Nice suits though.
A clever, often hilarious swipe at Reagon’s America and a journey into a world of upper class clones we’re both fascinated and repelled by. Perhaps those who criticised on the grounds of misogyny, racism or gratuitous violence are the kind of people who write letters of complaint to the Daily Mail about the amount of swearing on tv, but remain unconcerned by the injustice cruelty and hypocrisy of daily politics.
Don’t listen to the critics. Buy the book.


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