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Les Rostand
Les Rostand
by Philippe Séguy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.59

1.0 out of 5 stars Wow. A truly spectacular combination of pretension and total ..., 4 Feb. 2016
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Wow. A truly spectacular combination of pretension and total absence of insight. Sweeping statements and factual inaccuracies. Avoid at all costs.


Erra's Throne: Column Four (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 4)
Erra's Throne: Column Four (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 April 2015
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Another great installment and well, well worth the wait.


Erra's Throne: Column Three (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 3)
Erra's Throne: Column Three (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 3)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than before..., 21 Sept. 2014
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This series has had me from the start but this column ramps it up another notch. The novella format real marries with the subject matter as each column deepens Emmy's understanding and our enjoyment of the world of Akkad. This was a great world in the first two instalments, but now it's just grown wings and taken off. Column three is very specia indeedl. Gripped.


Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon
Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon
by Elizabeth Wilson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars but it often feels like facts are being overly selectively marshalled to fit the ..., 13 Sept. 2014
An odd mix. A superb introductory survey of tennis history combined with some really poorly argued analysis of modern tennis' development. I happen to agree with a lot of the author's views, but it often feels like facts are being overly selectively marshalled to fit the theory, rather than analysed from scratch to reach a theory. A particularly unfortunate example is her use of Steve Darcis as an example of "young players" upsetting the status quo when defeating Rafa Nadal (a player 2 years his junior). Really worth a read even if the theorising felt gratingly sophomoric to his reviewer.


Erra's Throne: Column Two (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 2)
Erra's Throne: Column Two (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 July 2014
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Now dangerously hooked! Can't wait for column 3!


Erra's Throne: Column One (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 1)
Erra's Throne: Column One (Erra's Throne- Tablet One Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The brilliant and limpid prose of the best literary fiction, 20 July 2014
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Having grown up reading a lot of Sci-fi and Fantasy, I've got turned off by hackneyed plots and risible dialogue and so only dip back in based on friends' recommendations. This was absolutely worth it. The brilliant and limpid prose of the best literary fiction, insightful characterisation that rings true, combined with the genuinely engaging plotting of genre fiction. Carmichael is building a hell of a series if the first instalment is anything to go by. By far the best thing I've read in months. Strongly recommend.


The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game
The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game
by Simon Kuper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 2 Jan. 2013
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Kuper's other books on the game are amongst my favourites. This assortment of short sketches never really gets going and in many cases has been superseded by events. Read his other books though, they're great.
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Jumpers for Goalposts: How Football Sold Its Soul
Jumpers for Goalposts: How Football Sold Its Soul
by Rob Smyth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good number-crunching but nothing new, 2 Jan. 2013
The book is well-written and its points are well-supported by statistical analysis. I doubt many fans would have much to disagree with in their conclusions, but it does feel like it's preaching to the converted. I would have liked to have seen more than a dozen pages dedicated to potential improvements the game can make. A good read though.


Everyone Says I'm Paranoid
Everyone Says I'm Paranoid
Offered by Townsend Records
Price: £1.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A band worth getting excited about..., 8 Feb. 2005
This single is an extremely powerful debut. Having seen their excellent live set a few months ago, I can say there is a lot more like this to come. Definitely the best single out so far this year. Catchy but credible, all the elements come together on this track. Buy it and you won't be disappointed.


Maus: My Father Bleeds History Pt. 1: A Survivor's Tale (Penguin Graphic Fiction)
Maus: My Father Bleeds History Pt. 1: A Survivor's Tale (Penguin Graphic Fiction)
by Art Spiegelman
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holocaust with Mice?, 24 July 2003
Quite simply the daddy of all graphic novels, moving the genre into new areas. Spiegelmann's approach is the finest piece of art treating the Holocaust I have ever experienced. Visually stunning and emotionally powerful, he deserves a place at the side of Primo Levi.
The twin stories of his parents' wartime lives and his own difficult relationship with his stroytelling father, delve far deeper than simple survivor testimony. He explores second generation holocaust trauma, confronts "The Grey Zone" and still finds time to pose fundamental questions about the morality of art in the face of Historical catastrophe.
And, all theorising aside, it's just a beautiful, warts and all, human story, . I cannot recommend this book strongly enough, it represents everything that is good in art, challenging, innovative and hugely compelling.
Buy this book for anyone who thinks graphic novels are for kids.
Buy this book for anyone who approaches the Holocaust simplistically.
Just buy this book. You will not regret it.
While you're at it, order the second volume at the same time, because once you read the first half, you'll want to start the second straight away.


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