As a 22 year old man I may not seem like the target audience for this book. But its premise seemed interesting enough that I'd pick it up for my KindlAs a 22 year old man I may not seem like the target audience for this book. But its premise seemed interesting enough that I'd pick it up for my Kindle (which is decorated with Apple stickers defaced with slogans I believe in, Banksy and Beatles Yellow Submarine stickers because desecrating the slick digital items of today is punk rock maaannn...).
It's a decent analysis of where pop music is headed, and considering I don't like much auto tuned atrocities hurled at us from the radio like those damn, slightly younger teenagers adore rather than simply tolerate, I'm left wondering if I was born in the wrong era.
Alas, I was born into exactly the right era, Internet culture and reissues of classic pop material mean that I can live in the good parts of the past while having my feet rooted in the good parts of the present.
And that's what sold me on this book, music history consigned to a deluxe box set rather than something new and fresh, but all the same I'd take a box set of something brilliant than a bunch of crap I'd amass but not care much about. Five stars, I hardly do it justice in this review....more
This is a great collection of the early Marvel Conan comics, and one of the best ways to get into the Conan character, it's the first of two volumes tThis is a great collection of the early Marvel Conan comics, and one of the best ways to get into the Conan character, it's the first of two volumes that explores the great stories of Robert E. Howard adapted into comics format in a way that gives a vastly different characterisation to the character of Conan: Arnie this is not, and anybody expecting to find any trace of Arnie in this like in the 1982 live action film will be either disappointed that it doesn't match the 1980s cheese of that motion picture and Arnie's performance, or they'll be relieved that "Gosh, now I better read the books, because there's no way the new film REMAKE'S gonna get it right this time!".
Conan is a manly man, in a rough and tough world. Fear not ladies, he's doesn't seem nearly as sexist as he does in the films, he possesses cunning as well as brutal might. The Comics Code of the era may tone down the blood from the stories within, but you gotta understand. These are not recent comics, but classics from an era pre-90s EXTREME gore and stuff happened. All the slayings are understated, and make them all the more powerful. The action is short and swift, and never gets old....more