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Month: June 2006

Anansi Boys by

ISBN: 0755305078 It begins, as most things begin, with a song Fat Charlie is fat, but the nickname has stuck….

“And then she woke up.” I suppose there are worse endings.

Weird dreams last night; doubly weird as in my memory now they all happened at the same time. Which makes…

‘Dry balls’ Nealon

Like a yo-yo the internet connection at work is bouncing up and down. It is a tad annoying. I was…

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…

Judged by English standards, the Irish are a difficult and unsatisfactory people. Their civilisation is different and in many ways lower than that of the English

Three posts in the one day, I must be busy at work! Went to see The Wind That Shakes the…

It matters what we journalists do. If I didn’t think my work made a difference, I’d probably give it up

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Veronica Guerin. For those of you who don’t know Guerin was…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Unspeak by

ISBN: 0316731005 A long time ago in China, a philosopher was asked the first thing he would do if he…

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