Monthly Archives: August 2006

When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day

I’ve been a neglectful blogger lately. I’ve thrown up the odd post, but for the past two weeks I haven’t really been comme [...]

The Amulet of Samarkand

ISBN: 0552550299 #1 in The Bartimaeus Trilogy Group read: FantasyFavorites & FFseries See also: LibraryThing ; Official Site The temper [...]

Spending 10 seconds chatting to Malcolm O’Kelly about Beck is more fulfilling than hours spent talking to Kenny Cunningham about, er, I can’t really remember

Let me start off with a preamble. I’m not a huge fan of the colour pink. In small doses I can take it, and even like it. And certain s [...]

Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude (denn sie kommt von Herzen)

I’m not a big fan of reality tv. I’ve never watched more than 1 episode of any of the seasons of Big Brother, apart from that ce [...]


A lot of the marketing around this film is comparing it to Shaun of the Dead, and if you enjoyed that you will Probably enjoy this too. It s [...]

We need to talk about Kevin

ISBN: 1852424672 Orange Prize winner 2005; The Guardian Just before his 16th birthday Kevin Khatchadourian murders 9 people; 7 students at h [...]

I’m the green fairy…

Well it has been longer than usual since my last post, but moving a library’ll get you offline for a spell. The movers arrived on Mond [...]

Harsh Times

I’m not all that sure how to describe this film. If you’ve seen Training Day you may have a general idea of the tone; gritty and [...]

A Scanner Darkly [based on book]

I have come to conclusion that I dislike this new animation style of digital-rotoscoping. That is where actors are filmed and then converted [...]
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