Came across this one on The Wasteland: A – Act your age â€“ Can I ignore this one, 25 and just moved home again :( B – Breast size â€“ huh, your not getting that info so easily :) C – Chore you hate â€“ Cutting the grass. D – Dad’s name – Oliver E […]
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 our language evolve because our culture was a certain way. In Irish for example, […]
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 that I have vague memories. But I don’t really remember watching much telly back […]
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. The Discworld books are, in my opinion, among the greatest novels ever written. Not […]
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 by the customs as an improter of child pornography, and in a search of the house more material is found. Arnold had been a respected, well-liked teacher, and although retired when the magazines were found he still gave computer classes in his house. Because of this, the police thought the children who attended may have been at risk. After a month of interviewing the children the police returned to the Friedman house and arrested Arnold and Jesse, the youngest son (18) on charges of paedophilia.
Read more about Capturing the Friedmans …
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 got around to seeing it. As it was part funded by the Beeb they […]
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 understand the plot. Not that it is complicated, simply that trying to tell you would ruin the film imo. Read more about Amelie …
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 the basic plot, but the book is really about the emotional life of a […]
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 much more than he thought, and finding a girl to fall in love with as well as destroying evil.
Somewhere along the way it all went wrong, but even now when I look back I see that preaching was always important in these books, it was just kept fairly subtle until later ones. Read more about Naked Empire …
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 just be silly excuses. The real reason I haven’t updated is because my life […]
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 have come across so far, but in reality this has very few elements of […]