Monthly Archives: March 2006


Nylon Angel by

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If Jamon Mondo touched me one more time I’d kill him.

I almost wish I hadn’t finish this book. I was on the verge of tossing it around two thirds in, but figured I’d read this far might as well see how it ends. But the final third is actually quite good. Not sure if it is enough to make up for the first part, But now I am a little curious about the next books in the series.

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techno techno techno techno

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

I listening to an radió[1] and one of those anti-drink driving ads. Now radio adverts have a problem in that they can’t show the horrific scenes that work so well in making people sensible. So instead they have this fella giving a funeral oration. Telling everyone what a great lad yer man who died was. Only then he stops. And

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Oh really, Like an Internet sandwich?

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Slacking off am I? I’ll give you slacking off[1] I’ll make your eyes weep from reading so much. So I will. Or maybe not. I was listening to the radio on my way home from work yesterday, and I heard a comment that surprised me. Seems that an interrogation with An Gardaí is nothing like what you might see on

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Alias Grace by

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Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

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The world became a kind of puzzle or labyrinth. It was like the superstition which says that one must not walk upon lines between flag stones

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Sometimes I make myself laugh at my own idiot behaviour. There I was reading a blog that stated “due to being bombarded with spam we’ve disabled comments” and I thought to myself “I should leave them a comment saying that I’ve heard nothing but good things about Spam Karma 2[1] And, in more sensible news, go check out the Impac

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