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Creature Comforts (Widescreen/Full Screen)
4.0 out of 5 stars Wry humor at its best!, Feb. 20 2001
I have the video version of 'Creature Comforts' and it's one of my all time favorites. There are four shorts, all from Aardman Studios--home of the famed Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit.
The first short is called Creature Comforts, and is the only one to fully reflect Nick Park's style and humor. It's hilarious and the details are wonderful. The british accents can get a bit tough to understand at times, but it's worth watching over and over to get the full meaning and catch all the little jokes.
There are three other shorts, each with a completely different style and sensibility, and all of them displaying master level animation and brilliant attention to detail. My… Read more
Great book of Amber by Roger Zelazny
Great book of Amber by Roger Zelazny
I have loved Zelazny's Amber series for many years now, and recently tried to find all of the novels again, only to learn that many are out of print. But with the "Great Book of Amber" all of the Amber books are in one volume.
This volume includes the original Amber series, in which Prince Corwin is the central character relearning his place in the monarchy and dissecting the politics and palace intrigues. The royal family draws its power from the Pattern in Amber, Amber being the original world from which all other universes are mere shadows and combinations.
The second Amber series is included as well, in which Corwin's son is the central character. He is a prince of… Read more
Maybe The Moon by Armistead Maupin
Maybe The Moon by Armistead Maupin
This book is simply wonderful. The radically odd group of characters are compelling, fascinating, and amazingly real and human. The underbelly of Hollywood--where the struggle is acute, the humiliations constant, and the fame and glitz a nearly-tangible mirage--is perfectly rendered. The story is wonderful, careening from hilarity to tragedy in abruptly jarring transitions yet managing with each event to draw you deeper into the heroine's world.
And the heroine! Cadence Roth is THE most inspiring, aggravating, disturbing, and fascinating character ever written about. This is her story, as told through her journal entries--yet the novel isn't written with the jarring style that… Read more