I read this book because, like many who have written reviews, I have ties to the region it depicts. The first two thirds are a gripping description of life under a gruesome matriarch on a farm during the first half of this century. My ancestors lived this way, including the hard-farm labor but without the evil intent and bordellos, and for that I loved the descriptions of rural life and strife. The courtroom proceedings, which take of the last third, take forever and could have been edited down to around ten pages.
Its Time To Party, the first track off of I Get Wet, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line — nothing fancy, just a couple crunchy power chords to acclimate the ears — repeated twice before a booming bass drum joins in to provide a quarter-note countdown. A faint, swirling effect intensifies with each bass kick and, by the eighth one, the ears have prepped themselves for the metal mayhem they are about to receive. When it all drops, and the joyous onslaught of a hundred guitars is finally realized, youll have to forgive your ears for being duped into a false sense of security, because its that second intensified drop a few seconds later — the one where yet more guitars manifest and Andrew W.K. slam-plants his vocal flag by screaming the songs titular line — that really floods the brain with endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and whatever else formulates invincibility.Polished to a bright overdubbed-to-oblivion sheen, the party-preaching I Get Wet didnt capture the zeitgeist of rock at the turn of the century; it captured the timelessness of youth, as energized, awesome, and unapologetically stupid as ever. With insights from friends and unprecedented help from the mythological maniac himself — whose sermon and pop sensibilities continue to polarize — this book chronicles the sounds evolution, uncovers the relevance of Steev Mike, and examines how Andrew W.K.s inviting, inclusive lyrics create the ultimate shared experience between artist and audience..
Ode on a Grecian Urn is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819 and published anonymously in the January 1820, Number 15 issue of the magazine Annals of the Fine Arts (see 1820 in poetry).The poem is one of several Great Odes of 1819, which include Ode on Indolence, Ode on Melancholy, Ode to a Nightingale, and Ode to Psyche. Keats found earlier forms of poetry unsatisfactory for his purpose, and the collection represented a new development of the ode form. He was inspired to write the poem after reading two articles by English artist and writer Benjamin Haydon.
In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of todays most pressing issues.How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human.
AD 439: The Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. With terrifying speed a Vandal army has swept through the Roman provinces of Spain and North Africa, conquering Carthage and threatening Roman control of the Mediterranean. But a far greater threat lies to the east, a barbarian force born in the harsh steppelands of central Asia, warriors of unparalleled savagery who will sweep all before them in their thirst for conquest - the army of Attila the Hun.For a small group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious British monk, the only defense is to rise above the corruption and weakness of the Roman emperors and hark back to the glory days of the army centuries before, to find strength in history. Led by Flavius, a young tribune, and his trusty centurion Macrobius, they fight a last-ditch battle against the Vandals in North Africa before falling back to Rome, where they regroup and prepare for the onslaught to come. Flavius learns that the British monk who had fled with them from Carthage is more than he seems, and he is drawn into a shady world of intelligence and intrigue under the aegis of Flavius uncle Aetius, commander-in-chief of the Roman armies in the west, the man who alone has the power to rally Rome and her allies and save the western empire from annihilation.Aetius is desperate to buy time until his army is strong enough to confront the Huns on the field of battle, and meanwhile will do anything to undermine their strength.
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4 Fly, Damnit, Fly. Stars ***Please be aware that this review is one big, giant mess of personal feelings and I apologize in advance to anyone who reads it. My intention isnt to turn this into a sob story, seriously. ***I picked this book up over the weekend in the hope to read something scandalous and totally and completely inappropriate (And what could be better than cheating and an extra-marital affair?)Treble did come, alright.