Mixmaster Mago

"Rev. Brent"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Bloomington, IN United States
Birthday: Jan. 28


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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abhorrent, March 5 2001
Like most people, I read THE FOUNTAINHEAD in high school, right in the midst of feeling out of control and feeling like no one "got" what I was trying to do with anything. I found the struggle of Howard Roark fascinating, the characters intensely developed, and the massive, epic sweep of the novel astounding........Later on through......ouch, this book is flawed, on some kind of basic level. First off, the whole Objectivist philosophy is pretty abhorrent, unless you think that the planet would be better off if everyone was totally self serving. Howard Roark is a Fascist, refusing to see anything but what he wants to see. Which isn't a problem, except the book makes a hero out of… Read more
Tilt ~ Scott Walker
Tilt ~ Scott Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Whew! Out There!, March 2 2001
There doesn't seem to be any good way to really review this album. Its fascinating because it makes so little sense, but it feels right enough that we can tell its not a deliberate mess. There's a good chance that you just will not like it. It took me a few tries to really grasp it. The first few times I listened to it, I was hooked, just because it was so unlike anything I've heard before. Now that I've listented to it a dozen or so times, its pretty incredible. Amazingly good music to listen to at night.
Authority, The: Under New Management by Warren Ellis
When I first read AUTHORITY, I was blown away but just......how darn cool everything in it seemed. Its a masterpiece of style and force. And Frank Quietly is a suberp artist.
I dunno, its not for everybody. It really could be, this book is so close to be a masterpiece it hurts. But it really doesn't seem to want to dig beneath the surface. Its just about action and truly incredible violence. But thats really about it. We dont get much of an idea of the characters, or really that the Authority does much else than wreack havoc on anyone that steps out of line.
But jeez, if the story would just slow down, add some more details, really let us into its world, you'd be hard pressed to… Read more