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The Books and Opinions of Andrew Rilstone
One Hundred and Forty Characters in Search of an Argument By Andrew Rilstone
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Can a white person make a joke about race, or a man about rape? Are some things to shocking to be said under and circumstances? Has Twitter made it impossible to even talk about this stuff? And will... More > you please stop telling me to check my privilege? Too controversial for the internet, recent events in Paris have given Rilstone's first collection of essays in nearly a year a wholly unlooked for topicality. WARNING: People who read this book may get punched by the Pope.< Less
The Viewer's Complete Tale By Andrew Rilstone
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The Complete Viewer’s Tale comprises every word that Andrew Rilstone has written about his favourite TV show since 2005 and thousands of words of new and uncollected material. A highly... More > subjective history of Doctor Who covering the Eccleston, Tennant and Smith eras. He reviews each episode, but finds himself troubled by bigger questions: how does the new version of the show relate to the venerable original; who does the Doctor belong to; what is it about this one television programme that makes it so important to so many people?< Less
The Viewer's Complete Tale By Andrew Rilstone
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The Complete Viewer’s Tale comprises every word that Andrew Rilstone has written about his favourite TV show since 2005 and thousands of words of new and uncollected material. A highly... More > subjective history of Doctor Who covering the Eccleston, Tennant and Smith eras. He reviews each episode, but finds himself troubled by bigger questions: how does the new version of the show relate to the venerable original; who does the Doctor belong to; what is it about this one television programme that makes it so important to so many people?< Less
How many folksingers does it take to change a lightbulb? By Andrew Rilstone
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Andrew has been going to quite a lot of folk music concerts and has decided to write about them.
How Many Folksingers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb - Volume 2 By Andrew Rilstone
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Andrew Rilstone provides more reviews and essays about his growing relationship with folk musicl.
Hello I Must Be Going By Andrew Rilstone
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Andrew Rilstone ("the Nick Hornby of Doctor Who fans") presents essays on Season 7 of Doctor Who.
How Many Folksingers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb - Volume 3 By Andrew Rilstone
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Music reviews by the co-presented of the Folkbuddies podcast
George and Joe and Jack and Bob (and Me) By Andrew Rilstone
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For more than 30 years, fans have been waiting for the definitive guide to the monsters, vehicles and aliens in the Star Wars universe. Some of them may find that this collection of essays by Andrew... More > Rilstone passes the time while they carry on waiting. Starting with the opening night of Phantom Menace, Andrew explains why the prequels aren't quite as bad as everyone say; wonders if sometimes a lightsaber is just a lightsaber; and tries to show why the Saga has become so important to so many people. A very personal journey to the heart of the Star Wars saga, in the company of such luminaries as Joseph Campbell, Jack Kirby...and Bob Dylan? Includes parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the seminal "Little Orphan Anakin", though not necessarily in that order. ...the most intelligent and insightful articles ever on the Star Wars hexology....” Mike Taylor ...one of the best things I’ve read on the whole Star Wars phenomenon in the last 27 years... “Speedysnail”< Less
Do Balrogs Have Wings? By Andrew Rilstone
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Is Tolkien Actually Any Good? Did Gandalf Torture Gollum? Did Susan Go To Hell? Who Wrote The Poems of C.S. Lewis? Did C.S Lewis really have a marriage of convenience? Andrew Rilstone answers... More > thirteen important questions about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus reviews and critiques of books, stage-shows and those god-awful movies Every Inklings-related word that Andrew has published since 1999. PLUS Never-before published material, including * a detailed response to Planet Narnia * thoughts on Jack's Life and Lenten Lands * a new, definitive essay on the trillemma Thirteen or so years in the making About 300 pages Around 100,000 words< Less
How many folksingers does it take to change a lightbulb? By Andrew Rilstone
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Last year I went to some concerts. Here are some reviews.