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The Lonely Lighthouse
The Lonely Lighthouse
by Lisa McNeill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Happy bedtime reading..., 28 Jun. 2016
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This review is from: The Lonely Lighthouse (Paperback)
Quirky characters, colourful artwork and a great positive message combine to create a really lovely book for kids to read or have read to them. A firm favourite already.


Furious Love [DVD] [2010]
Furious Love [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Darren Wilson
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Price: £11.73

5.0 out of 5 stars There are so many excellent ways to completely and utterly confirm ones atheism, 21 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Furious Love [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
There are so many excellent ways to completely and utterly confirm ones atheism. This film really does add some additional certainty. Almost without exception, the people we encounter in this movie are totally mad. The miracles witnessed are non existent and the film actually suggests that a poor young African girl being exorcised at a Christian rally really is possessed? The positive reviews featured here are very hard to accept unless they are ironic? My only criticism of this film as a vehicle to ensure a secular world view is that it also manages it get boring fast. I would suggest skipping through quickly, have a laugh at one or two of the woeful missionaries and so called pastors presented and move on. Hilariously bad.


Satanism: A Beginner's Guide to the Religious Worship of Satan and Demons Volume I: Philosophy: Volume 1
Satanism: A Beginner's Guide to the Religious Worship of Satan and Demons Volume I: Philosophy: Volume 1
by Brother Nero
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.26

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal coffee table book to provoke comment..., 2 Jan. 2014
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Conventional satanism rather than modernised atheistic 'satanism' presented by in a very down-to-earth conversational style by Brother Nero.
This is an extremely amusing read, with winning chapter titles such as "Raising Children in Satanism" and so on - excellent advice includes teaching your toddler to call the dark overlord 'Baphomet' instead of 'Satan' in order to fox those pesky child protection types. I don't doubt BN's sincerity, but ultimately, he makes it clear that even satanism is basically consumed with in-fighting amongst it's various tiny sects and handful of adherents just like every other arbitrary belief system. One imagines various satanic covens spending their time casting 'powerful' hexes on their rival crews before heading off to Nandos for a post black-mass nosh up.
This is a really great book for leaving out on your coffee table - it sparks conversation every time - pair it up with Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" and other randomly selected 'out-there' texts to really get the show started.
If reading is all about expansion then you certainly don't have to believe a word of it - this is genuinely a good read. I have already bought several copies for friends. Bring on Volume II - Satanism: Including Satanic Grocery Shopping and Luciferian Pet Grooming.


Beauty in Decay II: Urbex
Beauty in Decay II: Urbex
by RomanyWG
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as 1st edition, 20 Jun. 2013
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Oh no...what's happened to the page layouts?
Some great images in this book, but the layouts are nowhere near as beautiful as the first book.
Strong pictures, shame about the overall aesthetic.


7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon's Studio
7 Reece Mews: Francis Bacon's Studio
by John Edwards
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.95

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very lovely thing, 29 Aug. 2012
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This is a fantastic sort of a book.

Utterly pointless in one sense (pictures of random detritus) yet really interesting. It is valid as an insider-view of Bacon's (odd) life, but would work almost as well if the identity of the owner of the flat in question was unknown.

The sort of book you pick up just to think about.


LALIQUE ENCRE NOIRE POUR HOMME EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY
LALIQUE ENCRE NOIRE POUR HOMME EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chanel Sycomore at a 1/4 of the price, 6 May 2012
You may be thinking about buying this without having sampled it given it is not readily available in stores.
Although these things are highly subjective, probably you should just go for it.
It seems more likely than not you will like it if the things you have read about it (on Basenotes/in L.Turin's Perfume Guide/wherever) attract you.
Incredibly similar to Chanel's Sycomore (if maybe a little brighter and less rich & detailed) and a fraction of the price. More interesting than Guerlain's Vetiver. If you like the original Gucci Homme (not the replacement No.II) I suspect you will 'get this' - it's got that same 'not encountered before yet delicious' quality.
Good demonic ink-well bottle too.


Of Blood & Ink
Of Blood & Ink
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars What?, 30 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Of Blood & Ink (Kindle Edition)
Read the description of this book, then realise it is self published...then recoil in horror as you imagine how bad it really might be.
So full of self-loathing and self-importance...it really does sound quite abysmal doesn't it?
The "empathetic neglect of human frailty", "the glorious sunrise that is human growth"...like the rambliings of a angst ridden teen.


Brundibar
Brundibar
by Tony Kushner
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brundibar!, 4 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Brundibar (Hardcover)
Two small children are sent off the city to procure milk when their mother is seriously ill, their father having already died when they were infants. They are then frightened by a varying array of strange adults including the misanthropic infanticidal Brundibar himself. Accompanied by artwork of startling oddness, this is the perfect book to read to an impressionable child just before bed...


Best Of (Re-Recorded)
Best Of (Re-Recorded)
Price: £7.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Big guitar sounds fatten up already classic songs..., 21 Nov. 2009
Flesh for Lulu were just one of those bands that were effortlessly cool. All these songs were pretty special in the first place. They re-recorded them a few years ago (about the time Rocco was on some mad C4 TV programme about him and his then girlfriend coming apart at the seams in Spain). For a whole bunch of reasons it never came out at the time even though FFL gigged again a bit and proved they were still able to totally rip it up live.
The mixing puts a lot of emphasis on heavier guitar parts (more in line with the later "Gigantic" phase of their career) and the songs really do sound great.
Nick Marsh is still doing interesting musical stuff - check out his myspace page. Not sure about Rocco, last I heard he was "restoring vintage Rolls Royces"? The pair of them are as mad as badgers, but rockn'roll royalty to the very last fibre of their beings.


Square One
Square One
by Christopher Rose
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing prose poetry with a rarely matched intensity, 20 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Square One (Paperback)
Finding short-run art-house pieces can be tricky, but make the effort to seek out this one.
From the same Christopher Rose (House of Inle) that co-created the Cold Metal Theory volumes, this is another collection of extraordinarily intense prose & poetry. Unlike the cold metallic surfaces and machinist imagery of Cold Metal Theory I & II, this book is deeply personal and frequently visits dark places. Brutal images, heartfelt honesty and an amazing knack for stark and often spell-binding brevity, this is an highly unusual collection.


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