Monthly Archive: June 2006

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Anansi Boys by

ISBN: 0755305078 It begins, as most things begin, with a song Fat Charlie is fat, but the nickname has stuck. It is his father’s fault, if Fat Charlie’s dad calls something by a nickname, then that nickname sticks. Fat Charlie’s dad,...

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‘Dry balls’ Nealon

Like a yo-yo the internet connection at work is bouncing up and down. It is a tad annoying. I was in a bit of a nostalgic mood last night. You know, real nostalgia, for a time that never existed and things...

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you can take it that way if you want

So y’all know what today marks dontcha? Yup, that’s right, on the 28day of June in 1922[1] the Irish Civil war broke out as the Free State government ordered the shelling of the Four Courts. I guess it is in my...

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Slowly slowly catchy monkey

Edit Welcome, Maniac Muslim peoples. What’s the best thing about the World Cup? Why, Aprés match of course. And what is the best thing about Aprés Match? Why the fact that you can find them all over d’internet. My favourite so...

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A Song for Arbonne by

ISBN: 0586216774 Reread with FantasyFavorites On a morning in the springtime of the year, when the snows of the mountains were melting and the rivers swift in their running, Aelis de Miravel watched her husband ride out at dawn to hunt...

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley dir. by

Opening with a hurling scene in Cork in the 1920’s this film lives entirely within the experience of the main character, Damien. A young doctor about to leave Ireland for a career in London he is pulled into the Irish War of Independence. And this film is about his fight. The film starts without any introductory text, there is no attempt made to make the viewer aware of the wider world, this is Damien’s story and only his story.

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It’s raining like a Nick Cave song

The blog’verse can be a weird, weird place on occasion. You visit random links and blogs, reading what other people write, sometimes interacting, sometimes just lurking. Some bloggers you never get to know, you just read but don’t engage. Elsewhere you...

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United 93 dir. by

This is a film that is pretty impossible to review as just a film. We’ve all seen the news footage of those planes crashing into the World Trade Centre, we all know what happened that September. And part of me wonders...

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Unspeak by

ISBN: 0316731005 A long time ago in China, a philosopher was asked the first thing he would do if he became ruler. The philosopher thought for a while, and then said: well, if something had to be put first, I would...