I really liked this book. The writing was simple and straight-forward but wonderful. Dwyer Hickey makes Tatty, the character, come alive, and gives her a voice of her own. A voice that is childlike, but also one that hints at the damage beneath her youth. The book tells the story of Tatty’s dysfunctional family, her indifferent and occasionally violent parents,Read more
Monthly Archives: May 2005
Author: Audrey Niffengger
I’ve listed this under chick-lit as it is basically a romance story, with a little bit of sci-fi (in the form of time travel) thrown in. The plot revolves around Clare and Henry, who meet when Clare was 6 and Henry 36. But marry when Clare was 22 and Henry 30.
Lost – Pilot dir. by J.J. Abrams
I’ve heard lots of good rumours about this programme, but haven’t actually read anything about it, didn’t want to get spoiled if I decided to watch it.
RTE showed the pilot (2 episodes) back to back last Monday, and there wasn’t much else on so I figured I may as well watch it. So far it is okay, I’m not sure why there has been so much raving about how great it is. Then again, I can’t really judge after only one episode.
I haven’t done a pointless quiz-type thing in a while. Course this doesn’t really qualify as all I had to fill in was my star sign… Star Wars Horoscope for Aquarius You can be cruel and torment people who disagree with you. Deep down, there is a peace-loving, friendly side to you. You have a knack for inflicting pain onRead more
ISBN:0785115315 I’ve always been a theoretical fan of the X-Men comics. What I mean is that I’ve always thought they were cool, but I’ve never bought one. I did love the X-Men cartoon, but never really got to watch enough of it. So when the films were released I knew a bit of background, but I wouldn’t really say IRead more
Written for in order to entertain a sick brother this is the first of Heyer’s books and was published when she was 19. She went on to write more than 50 other books. The Black Moth is set in pre Regency England and, although the plot itself is ever so slightly ott, the historical details are still there to beRead more
At 22 she dreamed of being a ballerina, yet she ended up working for and “liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived.” In this book she simply retells her experiences, without really putting her own interpretation to her actions and feelings. Throughout the book we come up against that old cliche, the banality of evil. Hitler doesn’t really seemRead more