Monthly Archive: April 2006

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Fables: Legends In Exile by

ISBN:1563899426 Once Upon a Time in a fictional land called New York City. Chapter One: Old Tales Revisited. In which we meet many of our principal players and get just the first hint or two of some of the myriad troubles...

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Silent Hill dir. by

The phrase, based on a computer game don’t really inspire much confidence do they? And I’ve never played Silent Hill, but, you know, a creepy film. Sean Bean. Its free. I figured I’ll give it a go, despite the many bad...

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Tristan & Isolde dir. by

I’m going to admit that I was looking forward to this film. Which is strange, because I didn’t expect it to be good. I even expected to be annoyed by the Irish accents. And you know what, I was right. I...

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American Dreamz dir. by

The things you’ll do for family. Yes, I took my little sister and my cousin to see this horrible excuse for a film while I was in Sligo this weekend. It was truly terrible. The basic plot isn’t all that awful....

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Aint no flies on us

What does one wear to a baptism? Cause that is where I am now[1] at B#1‘s kid’s christening[2] and not only are clothes an issue, but also gifts. What does one buy a 3 month old baby? Not like he’s going...

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Seeking Whom He May Devour by

Fred Vargas Trans from the French: David Bellos
Yes again a cover influenced purchase, so I am glad to report that a good cover can lead to a good read too. I really enjoyed this book. The language, characters and descriptions are fantastic, so I suppose a lot of praise must also go to the translater as well.

The book opens with the character of Lawrence Donald Johnstone, a Canadian in France to film wolves. He’s been away from his true love, grizzly bears, for far too long, and is rooting in in Mercantour. Not only for the skinny European wolves, although he has come to love them, but also because there’s a woman, Camille, in his life.

But when dead sheep, always ewes are found the locals begin to look at the “foreign Italian wolves” with suspicion and hate. They organise local hunts. Coming to believe that it is all the work of one, huge, extraordinary animal.