Monthly Archive: July 2004

Yet another suvey

Yet another suvey

Came across this one on The Wasteland: A – Act your age – Can I ignore this one, 25 and just moved home again :( B – Breast size – huh, your not getting that info so easily :) C –...

Untranslatable words

Untranslatable words

Open Democracy have an interesting few articles on language, and how many seem to have words that simply cannot be translated into other languages. It is actually surprising to think how much we are shaped because of our language, or dis...

Robin of Sherwood

Robin of Sherwood dir. by

I don’t know if I actually remember this from when it was originally shown on RTE, or if it was repeats. Then again, the last series, the third, was made in 1985. I was six then, so it is entirely possible...

The South

The South by

ISBN: 0330323334 Colm Tóibín has recently been in the news for his new book, The Master which tells the story of Henry James, and is supposedly very good. I haven’t read it, so I don’t know :) But the publicity did...

Monstrous Regiment

Monstrous Regiment by

ISBN: 0552149411By my count this is the 28th Discworld novel, although if you include the “Younger Readers’” discworld books then you get 30. So take your pick, I don’t think it really makes much of a difference what number it is....

Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans dir. by

Starring the family as themselves. This is a documentary about a family, maybe a little on the eccentric side, but seeming quite normal nontheless and what happens when the father is discovered to be a paedophile. He (Arnold) is first discovered...

Belleville Rendezvous

Belleville Rendezvous dir. by

This is film that got quite a lot of attention when it came out, but I will admit to being a little put of by the trailer, and as it didn’t stay in my local cinema for very long I never...

Amelie

Amelie dir. by

Another film that I kept meaning to rent but never got round to it, till C4 showed it tonight. I really don’t know how to describe this film. It is quirky and charming, and really you’ll have to watch it to...

Death of an Ordinary Man

Death of an Ordinary Man by

ISBN: 0743252276 Nathan is dead. Only problem is that he doesn’t really know what’s going on. He is stuck with his family, trying to fill in the holes in his memories, as well as figuring out what is going on. That’s...

Naked Empire

Naked Empire by

Book 8 in the Sword of Truth series Sometimes you know, people really make me wonder. The Sword of Truth series of books started off fine. Fairly regular “epic fantasy” with an unknown becoming a hero, finding out that he was...

Hey ho

Hey ho

So how is everyone? I know, been very bad about updating and even being online lately. Ah well, what can I say apart from I’m just lazy. I could make stupid excuses about moving, and job-hunting but I won’t because they’d...

The Lions of Al-Rassan

The Lions of Al-Rassan by

ISBN: 0061056219 Loved this book. Pretty much devoured it in one day, and it isn';t the shortest of books. The version I read was published by EOS and is categorised as fantasy, as are all the books by Kay that I...