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Spartan [Import]
Spartan [Import]
DVD ~ Val Kilmer
Offered by nagiry
Price: CDN$ 5.14
45 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and stimulating, May 5 2004
This review is from: Spartan [Import] (DVD)
a highly original, dynamic and intriguing story that keeps you gripped til the end.
Mamet's style is not palatable to everyone; but I find it original and powerful. It deftly keeps you guessing what will happen next while being immersed in the intricasies of every scene. The suspense is constant and the camera work is expert.
Mamet is capable of doing the seemingly impossible: creating a film that is visually appealing and possessing a great story with superb acting.
Yes, there is some cheesy dialogue here and there, but overall this film delivers the goods in almost every way.

Liquid
Liquid
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 38.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars bold, May 5 2004
This review is from: Liquid (Audio CD)
another powerful, adventurous and boldly avant garde creation from the genius mind of Alan Wilder. Buyers beware: this stuff is definitely anti-pop and certainly indulgent (all the more reasons to love it). I'm not sure what all the synth-pop enthusiasts were expecting, but this is sound at the bleeding edge of creativity and worth every listen.

The Earth Will Shake
The Earth Will Shake
by Robert Anton Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars a welcome quake, May 4 2004
This review is from: The Earth Will Shake (Paperback)
an elegantly written, richly articulated and sweeping novel more akin to Umberto Eco than Dan Brown (making The Da Vinci Code look like Dr. Seuss).
Interests in conspiracies, magic, religious persecution, and philosophical enlightenment will be more than satisfied in this timeless work. The updated cover design looks wonderful and it's nice to be reminded what a talented novelist Wilson has always been.

The Unknown God: W.T. Smith and the Thelemites
The Unknown God: W.T. Smith and the Thelemites
by Martin P. Starr
Edition: Hardcover
5 used & new from CDN$ 309.70

5.0 out of 5 stars strong, May 2 2004
After I balked at the cover price on this one, I reconsidered a good friend's enthusiastic recommendation of it, and bought it.
I am very glad that I did. This thorough and elegantly written overview of the life of Smith, the OTO and other highly interesting people and groups, is worth the money. A nice accompaniment to "Perdurabo, The Life of Aleister Crowley," The Unknown God proves a fascinating and delightful read that satisfies your curiosity for the immensely curious!

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
by Diane Osbon
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.43
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5.0 out of 5 stars books to live by, April 28 2004
Normally avoiding these types of "companion" works, I usually prefer the complete books and/or essay collections of such seminal thinkers as Campbell.
Not so in this case. This work proves to be an elegant, comprehensive tour of the mind of the really important J.C.
I was surprised to come across as many typos as I did, but this did not terribly distract from an otherwise awesome book, certainly not enough to avoid giving it a five-star rating.

Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions, & Herbcraft
Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions, & Herbcraft
by Dale Pendell
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 23.40

5.0 out of 5 stars the way to go, April 28 2004
a wonderfully creative book - in design and content. This incredible, magical book was obviously formed from an amazing mind who looked beyond normal book requirements and envisioned something that would satisfy (like the subject matter) beyond expectations.
Bravo to the author, publisher and designer for an all-around spectacular work.

Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out
by Mike Gray
Edition: Paperback
34 used & new from CDN$ 16.65

4.0 out of 5 stars change it, April 28 2004
an intensely thought-provoking and intelligently written
overview of one of the most serious problems of our time. The book goes on to offer solutions.
It's time for change!

Body Probe: Mutating Physical Boundaries
Body Probe: Mutating Physical Boundaries
by David Wood
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars outer limits, April 26 2004
a uniquely mind-opening work that deftly explores the "cutting edge" of severe anatomical explorations.
A forbidden work that surely upsets conservatives everywhere.

Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana
Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana
by Larry "Ratso" Sloman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.60
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb green, April 26 2004
authoritative, elegant, informed, disturbing, enlightening and inspiring.
Though I'm giving this work a 5, which is well-deserved, I will warn you. There is much in this work that will incite anger at the memory of Harry Anslinger, who evokes comparisons to all the freedom-haters (within and without America) currently destroying natural rights that should be beyond government's grasp. On this note, there is a "gore file" photo used by Anslinger in his marijuana-hate campaigns that is truly shocking and revolting. Just a warning as you're flipping through the photos that they are not all placid, green fields of scenery.
The intro and afterword, not to mention the attractive cover design, enhance this superb book; also, the price is a bargain.

High Weirdness by Mail
High Weirdness by Mail
by Ivan Stang
Edition: Paperback
24 used & new from CDN$ 2.70

4.0 out of 5 stars uniquely weird, April 23 2004
This review is from: High Weirdness by Mail (Paperback)
an amusing compedium of chaos that, although now dated, makes for a highly entertaining, informational read.
Very original stuff!

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