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K.Khan "Voracious Bookworm" RSS Feed (Surrey, British Columbia (BC) Canada)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She makes songs that burn into your soul, February 1, 2012
This review is from: Ceremonials (Audio CD)
There are a handful of artists whose albums/new sonic journeys i wait for, I've added F + M to that list now, And even increasingly fewer modern artists put out an album that deserves listening to in its entirety. F+M are on that one too.
I think this music is someone everyone can find a connection with , the composition repertoire is so vast and F+M have only made two each song, even if you don't like it in your first go, just keep listening till its over, the arrangements here are bound to creep into you and F+M have this uncanny ability to etch themselves into your head. Lungs was the greatest debut album since Jeff Buckley , this one goes into different territory but its beautiful still the same. And Oh God that voice and what she can do with it. Florence totally uses it not to sing her lyrics but as an instrument on its own.

I only give 4 stars because the way this band is going, a 5 star is down the line...they haven't hit their peak yet...but 4 for a second album is like a diamond on its own.


The Art of Seduction
The Art of Seduction
by Robert Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.65
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous in the wrong hands but Useful in the right ones, November 23, 2009
This review is from: The Art of Seduction (Paperback)
This is an interesting book. However it's one of those books one has to be careful with, in the wrong hands this is almost a psychological manual for seduction, in the right ones its effective to understand human psychology. According to Greene, most human beings are essentialy capable of influencing others if they know how. The book is built on the fact that people are indeed bad, manipulative and decietful. However, if read with an open mind simply to see how this sort of psychology works, it is a splendid read. Hard to put down. This book actually went deeper then I initially thought it would but it underlines every manipulative element that is available to people today if they want to exercise it.

Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
Offered by Budget Video Games Inc.
Price: $19.96
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42 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm trying to be honest here.., November 23, 2007
This review is from: Assassin's Creed (Video Game)
This was, without a doubt one of the few games I have ever looked forward to. I have been dissapointed before so I kept my expectations realistic. My best line to sum this review up is what another reviewer said "You want to love this game, but you can't."

Really you do. The environment, immersion (when it doesn't switch abruptly),the art direction,the duality, the mission(S) are all beautiful and some things are an experience to have (not to mention a very cool concept). What ultimately matters is gameplay, and beautiful it definitely isn't. I wont go over the story elements as most have gone through them and , by now you would have read many in depth reviews. So I will speak specifically.

The combat system, tricky as it may be is a bit clunky for a game that is repetitive. But it works and rewards you with cool animated kill moves. Let's get one thing straight of the bat. A sandbox game a la GTA this isn't. It badly wants to be one but Ubisoft made an okay game when they could have blown us away. Your missions and quests are very structured and you are free to roam and act like a monkey climbing all sorts of buildings, and there are side quests (also which happen again and again without great variation). No doubt, many would want to do this in an open format game. But it gets repetitive very fast. Not to mention, that if you wander aimlessly looking for something to do or how you want to do it, you will find yourself lost with nothing happening. For the first few hours, this game seems to be better then it is, and then reality sets in.

You are given 9 assasinations, the first one you will be jumping with joy, the 2nd one you will feel you are really getting somewhere, the 3rd one you might feel boredom setting in, the 5th one you will a bit upset cos the game doesn't change, the 6th will begin to look at the clock and imagine the things you could have done with your time not playing video games. If you make it to the 7,8,9 you will wonder why you ever got this game in the first place and question it.

The thing is: this game has zero replay value AND stops being fun a couple of hours in because EVERYTHING is so damn repetitive. BUT this is a game for patient people. If you are ADD, this game isn't going to work for you.

I got through the whole game and I hate saying it , but after a while, it seemed like a chore to finish it. I should have listened to my friend. "Rent first the games you want to buy"

I blew a wad of cash just like that. Don't make the mistake I did. Rent it, make up your mind then. This is basically a next gen platformer, nothing more.

Betula Licensed by Birkenstock Mocha Backstrap Sandal
Betula Licensed by Birkenstock Mocha Backstrap Sandal

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worth what you pay for, October 18, 2007
These Betulas are my replacement pair for Birkenstocks. Upon wearing them, I do notice a slight difference (very slight). The cork footbed is just a bit harder, taking probably more time to mould to your feet. The rest is very very similar. Your feet will feel pampered the minute you wear your new Birkenstock Betulas.

For what you pay, nearly half the price of a Birkenstock (actual) and the only difference being the harder cork footbed, this item is an absolute steal. I do recommend before buying Birkenstock or Betulas that you go to a store that sells these type of shoes and get your size checked. I am a size 12 generally, but size 12 in these sandals is kinda big for me, so I had to go with 11s.The only important thing to make sure before purchase is finding out your exact size.

I went to a Birkenstock store (avg price $110 canadian) ,checked my size, came home and ordered these (at the time of purchase price $51.00 canadian)


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.47
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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars agree with the most popular review, July 29, 2006
I agree absolutely with IAF 67, the very first and most popular reviwer for this thread. that being said -anyhow at first reading this book seemed almost like thought+understanding of self = instant enlightenment. While some of its ideas and techniques are thoughtful and novel in some respects, a second and deeper read of the book showcases some weaknesses in what Tolle basically prescribes : a thouroughly western minded view point on achieving inner peace. It differs from the eastern points (which I personally find more resonating) that Tolle in twisty words at times preaches people to not care about other factors in their life they interact with and let it flow i.e: for instance, if someone becomes a companion or a friend, enjoy their interaction and company till it lasts but make no effort to stick with it should such a thing run into trouble.

Im not saying this isnt a good book, it is but TolleS words must be read very carefully and precisely so one can think about their minds actions all the time. In some ways the garbled message that comes across in the writing isnt so easy to grasp everything.

some of it isnt quite worth it for a true approach to inner peace.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sad really they aren't getting noticed., March 10, 2006
This review is from: Analogue (Audio CD)
A-ha is probably one of the most under rated bands left over from the 80s. They have stayed true to their integral melodies but the rest has taken on a David Bowie like retransformation. Aha makes the most soulful music from any band from their times. It's a pity US audiences are not coming in droves, but their recent newer material suits an intimate atmosphere more then a mere radio. Aha is making lovely music ,they deserve a chance more then any one hit wonders with this music. I only give 4 stars due to the production which is just tad bit more refined would have made some stuff here over the top !

On the Outside
On the Outside
Offered by CAC Media
Price: $39.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars Neat follow up., February 16, 2006
This review is from: On the Outside (Audio CD)
Warning: This disc does not play in Itunes or can be put on the Ipod easily. There are a number of cracks out there if you are interested. That said,This a more angtsy follow up from their last album. I listen to a lot of music and am surprised why Starsailor hasn't caught on in a big way,their music is an angtsy almost emotionally frantic essence of current britpop which is enjoying a good resurgence of late. Starsailor still persists with really hashed out guitar rock but some of the singles can be forwarded not having enough oomph to them though the lead singer certainly tries but he can do so much. Worth a listen. Though they aren't superstars by any measure you can easily see a potential in them to be the next Kasabian or Snow Patrol.

Tango: Zero Hour
Tango: Zero Hour
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must, November 3, 2005
This review is from: Tango: Zero Hour (Audio CD)
This is music to breathe and dream to. Piazolla at his best is probably the most enchanting and transcendental. It takes a Master Extraordinaire to make music like this, Piazolla's recordings only get better with age and never outdated because it is made up of the spirit and passions of a life lived richly. The Melancholy laments of the Bandoneon is truly one of the most haunting, nostalgic most beautiful musical Innovations ever made and noone interprets the manic poetry of it like Piazolla. I can't say much more then what the others have said here but this belongs in every serious music afficianado's collection.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
by Frank Miller
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely exhilirating, July 14, 2003
The dark knight returns truly features a menacing batman. Miller crosses the lines as a writer who is not afraid to portray the almost schizophrenic bent of Batman/Bruce Wayne, a man who chases his demons yet is caught in an endless struggle with them getting the best of him.
Batman , by essence is a dark and brooding character. Along with being that he is also very multi layered in his own psyche's perception of himself and the world around him, Miller presents a Batman that is truly how a Posessed superhero would be, to prove to himself first and foremost that if he cannot beat his demons into submission, he will not fall to them either. This is very much a fascinating character study in my opinion.
The book features awesome Art and the writing is top notch one of the best in comics ...great one liners, panel guidelines, dialogues and the action! Whew is the action intense, never have i in my many years of comic reading have been grabbed so violently in the action panels .
Batman's Gotham always has been a never perfect functioning world and its not surprising it turned into a dystopia as Wayne grew older. an empty souless, crime infested town that has turned citizens into a people without hope, always relying on the system, to fix things but one man knows that sometimes the system breaks. Bruce Wayne.
Wayne lives an empty life, for his demons are also his personal saviors, and relishes donning the mantle again to prove to himself if not to anyone else that he stands for something. But Alas Wayne's earlier heroics have no grace on Gotham's folks who now deem Batman a menace, a psychopath and much more. This is on the level of great modern crime contemporary litreature and should be read and given respect as such. This is an absolute must buy for any comic or crime fan .
On surface a story of a conflicted man, beneath it lies a whole commentary on the social state the present society is going to come to at some point, even if it exists on some levels in present day cities.
the absolute ultimate batman story ever.
Miller's panels and layouts artistically are absolute genius. the way he can convey an action or a visual insight, no one comes close at all. it is absolutely beyond the coool factor. the art takes some getting used to, might seem irritating at first but its like that for a reason.
This book more then ever cries out to be made into a neat Batman movie but only a director of calibre and good potential should attempt it, but movie or not it is perfect how it is. no one can visualize panels like Miller , and if the script is not by him, not even worth it.

Devotional And Love Songs
Devotional And Love Songs
24 used & new from $0.87

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilirating, July 13, 2003
Nusrat Fateh Ali has a commanding voice and booming sonic presence. the Music of Qawalli is often an acquired listening experience. While i cannot speak for the listeners who listen to this musical form without knowing the linguistic intricacy and beauty mentioned in Qawalli verses, i can speak for the ones that do know the language its mostly sung in.
Musically the soundscape is beautiful and full of range and pleasing to the ear, knowing the lyrics behind it however gives the listener a totally new , almost religious sense of experience to this music, which most people feel is a very trance like state often that Whirling dervishes go into.
However anyone can truly enjoy the bliss featured within Qawalli rhythms and melodies which often seem natural, resonating with the listener's mindsets. The Japanese have claimed to have said that God resides in the vocal chords of Nusrat. The range expressed herein might bring that statement to elevation. It is not for everyone though. Qawalli music often takes patience to grow into a listening experience
Once the rapture of the sounds have you, its hard to let go.

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