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Month: July 2010

The Passage by

Before she became the Girl from Nowhere-the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a thousand years-she was just a little girl in Iowa, named Amy.

Usually in my reviews I tend to start off with a quick plot summary. But any sort of recap would risk spoiling aspects of the story, so I’ll instead start off with an introduction. The Passage begins with the story of Amy Harper Bellafonte. Harper because her mother’s favourite book was To Kill a Mockingbird. Amy’s mother is a waitress, her father a businessman who drifted through, left and, some time later returned. To the detriment of all. In the end Amy is left at a convent with a nun. And the next chapter tells us, through a series of emails, about an expedition to discover how to end death.

Inception dir. by

Hmmm, how to review a film where you really don’t want to talk about the plot because you might give…

Bishops move diagonally. That’s why they often turn up where the kings don’t expect them to be

I’ve just been watching RTE’s Apparitions and to be honest, it just made me sad[1] I mean, I don’t know…

Unseen academicals by

In the back streets of Ankh-Morpork football is king. And those “Faces” in the shove, or crowd, are just as…

I haz new old books!

The private world of georgette heyer” My talks with Dean Spanly Post-captain The Poor mouth One of the bonuses of…

The gates by

In the beginning, about 13.7 billion years ago, to be reasonably precise, there was a very, very small dot.

Halloween hasn’t quite arrived when Samuel Johnson calls in to the Abernathy’s as he attempts to get a head start on everyone else. Dressed as a ghost and accompanied by his dog, a little dachshund called Boswell, he in for a disappointing evening. Mr. Abernathy wants nothing to do with Samuel’s tricks nor with treats. He has plans for this evening. His wife found a book recently, and together with the Renfield’s they are about have some ‘fun’.

Eclipse [based on the book] by dir. by

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a…

They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something.

I’m still a busy little bee working away and retagging old posts. I’m now up to September 2006. That’s only…

2010 #16

Gargoyle in the woods

The Strain by ,

A plane lands at JFK airport and almost instantly it descends into darkness. Air traffic control get no response. It stopped dead on the runway. There are no lights, no engine noises, and no sounds. Response units break in and find a dead body. Instantly people’s thoughts turn to terrorism; is this some sort of gas attack? Or a biological agent?

Abraham Setrakian, the owner of a small downtown pawnshop is one of the few who knows the truth about the horror to come.

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