Pete Kitay

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Amnesiac ~ Radiohead
Amnesiac ~ Radiohead
5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscover Radiohead, April 6 2014
Like many, I'm sure, I kind of drifted away from Radiohead sometime around The Bends and OK Computer... In fact, I'd sort of forgotten about how incredible this band is. Although KID A represents a ground-breaking venture into new territory, this album, in my opinion, is Radiohead's most finely distilled blend ever. After several bands busted a hole in the fence in the early 1990s, Radiohead veered way off into its own eclectic direction. Someplace, way out in outer space, the genius of Amnesiac came together in its lofty, compelling form. I haven't been able to break into King of Limbs just yet, so for now, this one is the pinnacle of Radiohead's studio output for me.
The Ghost by Robert Harris
The Ghost by Robert Harris
Without any doubt, Robert Harris is presently my favourite fiction author.

His novels read as I imagine an Aston Martin drives: authentic power, ingenuity and beauty in a no-nonsense way.

Artful craftsmanship is consistent in every detail of the novel, balanced by the deceptive simplicity in its structure.

The tension winds swiftly on right to the final page, where, as usual, Harris punctuates the action with a thoughtful - almost poetic - flourish to keep you reflecting on the characters for days afterword. This is one to share.

The Ghost has finally spurred me on to write a review about Harris' novels. For any casual reader of History, or… Read more
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
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Where Men Win Glory might be called Krakauer's best effort yet. Reminiscent of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this latest work relates the tragic and truly inspiring life of Pat Tillman with trademark clarity, artistry and insight. But Krakauer once again proves his talent for blending biography and investigative journalism in the making of a cracking good read.

But Where Men Win Glory is more than just an investigation into the life of an inspiring and remarkable individual. It is also largely about the context in which events unfold.

Adroitly charging into the heart of the story, Where Men Win Glory stages Tillman's death as a mystery that promises to unfold in… Read more

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