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The James Bond Movies of the 1980s
The James Bond Movies of the 1980s
by Thomas A. Christie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire., 14 April 2017
Really do not waste your money. This adds nothing of interest. Pictures are poor reproductions and are simply there to pad page numbers out, as there is no substance. Any book that has a third of its length just describing word for word what is see on the screen when watching The Living Daylights is an insult to the reader.


Dominion
Dominion
by C. J. Sansom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.65

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but loses focus (and what about those political statements at the end!), 12 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Dominion (Paperback)
As a novel, it has some interesting ideas, but the second half is in effect a rather pondering and drawn out chase story.

The historical background added the end of the book is quite concise and readable, and then out of no-where comes a pretty subjective attack on the SNP, not just past but present. It sticks out and does not seem to be in there (despite the justification given by the author) for any other reason than his own personal politics. I thought I was buying a thriller, not getting spoken down to.

For all those looking for the great 'what if Hitler won novel' (Dominion isn't it), can I suggest rather than Fatherland by Robert Harris, you try 'And All The KIng's Men'?


Kill the Wolf
Kill the Wolf

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but nowhere as good as witchazel, 23 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Kill the Wolf (Audio CD)
I have to disagree with the first reviewer. Some good moments on this, but not as bold in range as witchazel. Might grow on me, but first impressions are a bit of a disappointment, but don't get me wrong - this is still worth a listen.


A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther)
A Man Without Breath (Bernie Gunther)
by Philip Kerr
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Please just let Bernie go in peace...., 8 Jun. 2013
I loved the first five books of this series, and felt the series came to a natural, strong and logical end in A Quiet Flame. Since then it has been diminishing returns and you really get the feeling Mr Kerr is just contactually churning them out. Okay, Prague Fatale worked as a stand alone piece, but the series is now getting staid. I can honestly see a story coming up where Bernie Gunther ends up in Hitler's bunker - why not as he seems to have been involved in every aspect if the war!

This was a real slog to get through, the romance weak, and the action that Bernie takes approximately half way through story totally out of character. Sorry, but I think I might actually give the next outing a miss.


If the Dead Rise Not: Bernie Gunther Thriller 6 (Bernie Gunther Mystery 6)
If the Dead Rise Not: Bernie Gunther Thriller 6 (Bernie Gunther Mystery 6)
by Philip Kerr
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have left it at the last book., 21 Jan. 2010
I'm a big fan of this series. However, the last book appeared to have ended the series in true Bernie Gunther noir style. This book, whilst enjoyable, does not add anything to the series, and indeed you get the feeling it may have been a contractual obligation. Also, the ending is really pushing it a bit. Please Mr Kerr, let sleeping Bernies lie! Also, did I miss something or was there not an indication of Bernie facing some serious health problems at the end of the last book, which are not touched on here (however I don't have the last book to hand so I might be wrong).
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Pacific Ocean Blue/Bambu (The Caribou Sessions): Legacy Edition
Pacific Ocean Blue/Bambu (The Caribou Sessions): Legacy Edition
Price: £16.31

10 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curate's egg, 18 Jun. 2008
As a long time BB and Brian Wilson fan, I was looking forward to hearing this album, especially based on all the positive reviews. Dennis was very much the one to watch based on his contributions to the early 70's albums. This is an album with some great songs that have interesting arrangements, but it also has some pretty awful songs (track 2 - come on, its music by numbers). It has a MOR California 70's feel to it, so thos expecting the clear vocals and clean production of the BB's in their prime will have to give it some time to bed in. Is it worth 5 stars - no. However there is enough here to suggest that Dennis had moments of brilliance, but it is padded out here somewhat. Indeed the album sounds slightly sleazy, hazy, dreamlike - a bit like Dennis from what I have heard. One to dip into now and again. Finally, a special well done for the excellent packaging of this CD. it's nice to get hold of something that you can look at and read (a bit like in the old days of vinyl).


The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes [DVD]
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Stephens
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A forgotten gem!, 8 Jan. 2008
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Excellent take on Holmes. The interplay between Holmes & Watson is delightful. It may flag slightly towards the end, but this has class written all over it.


The Best of Shakespear's Sister [CD + DVD]
The Best of Shakespear's Sister [CD + DVD]

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hello (Turn your CD on), 1 Jan. 2005
A worthy compliation from a band who really were under-rated at the time. Shakespear's Sister are perhaps best know for their number one single 'Stay', but as this CD shows, they had a wealth of material which showed intelligence, wit (sadly missing from most bands these days) and great tunes. This compilation features tracks from the first 2 commerically released albums, several tracks from the unreleased third album (although now available from Siobhan's excellent website) featuring the superb 'I Can Drive' and some of Siobhan's other projects. The DVD features their videos and an interesting promo made in Russia. The majority of videos were directed by Sophie Muller and it is interesting to see how her work develops and matures as does the bands over the years they worked together. On a personal note, can I just say that Hello (Turn Your Radio On) is perhaps the band's greatest achievement. One gripe though, while 'My 16th Apology' video appears on the DVD, the track is not on the CD which is a shame. Still what we have is more than good enough, and it is interesting to see what direction Siobhan will move in next.


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