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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. It is …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

Unspeak by

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