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BOOK REVIEW: Nick Hornby, High Fidelity (1995), 06.02.16

go here I took High Fidelity as my holiday reading when I realised I’d already read all the other Penguin Classics in the airport bookshop. High Fidelity is the story of a 30-something deadbeat who decides his life is over as his long-term girlfriend leaves him because he’s a massive, whingey, manipulative jerk. After some soul searching, mainly centred around tearing down the other deadbeats who frequent his failing record store and having awkward sex with a folk musician, he contacts all the women who have dumped him in the past in an attempt to find out what it is that makes him a deadbeat – and maybe even fix it.


BOOK REVIEW: Cobain: Montage Of Heck, Based On The Acclaimed Documentary Film (2015) Authors: Brett Morgen with Richard Bienstock
1/2 of a star

go site This is the accompanying coffee-table book to the most recent Kurt Cobain biopic of the same title, and that a film about Cobain has a coffee-table book should tell you all you need to know about it. But just in case you’re the kind of scum inclined to spend fifty bucks on a Nirvana conversation piece, let’s look closer. (more…)

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Starring: The Residents
★★★½ 3.5/5

see url The Residents, for the uninitiated, are that band your weirdo friend tried to impress on you at your weakest moment – drunk, high, hungover – late at that one party. You barely remember anything about them apart from jerky images, eyeballs in suits and dissonant but strangely soothing music; or else you’re their biggest fan and one of those people in desperate search of the next weirdest thing to impress your musically jaded friends with the sheer breadth of your taste. In the interest of disclosure, I am that friend. (more…)

propecia discount pharmacy Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Amy Winehouse
★★★½ 3.5/5

follow site Winehouse obsessive Asif Kapadia’s documentary hits cinemas four years after the star’s early death. What felt in equal parts shocking, mysterious and inevitable in 2011 has been largely left alone apart from the usual hyenas picking over tragic deaths for tasty morsels and giggles, and – for the most part – Kapadia’s narrative marks a relief from that, although the shadow of ‘too soon’ is still stands long over the footage. (more…)