UNKLE: The Road, Part 1

UNKLE: The Road, Part 1

By Mike Schiller

UNKLE's James Lavelle alternates slow, contemplative material with faster, darker pieces to excellent, fulfilling effect. 23 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

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7 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

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6 Feb 2007 // 9:03 PM

The Penny Loafers: Quicksand

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'Hopscotch' is Anchored in Walter Matthau's Playful, Irascible Personality

// Short Ends and Leader

"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.

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