Monthly Archive: January 2011

Black Swan

Black Swan dir. by

Nina Sayers is a ballerina in the New York Ballet. She lives with her mother, and her whole live revolves around dancing. There is a new production starting and Nina is determined to get a starring role in Swan Lake. So...

Kraken

Kraken by

ISBN: 9780330531627 ; Bits I especially liked The sea is full of saints. Billy works in the Natural History Museum in London. The book opens with him running through his usual spiel on the exhibits of Darwin House, but he knows...

The cat who walked a thousand miles

The cat who walked a thousand miles by

Read it online at Tor At a time now past, a cat was born. A long time ago in Japan, when cats were new there, an earthquake shook Small Cat’s home, and her city caught fire. In escaping the fire she...

Tamar

Tamar by

ISBN: 9781406303940 In the end, it was her grandfather, William Hyde, who gave the unborn child her name. It is World War II and two Dutch men are in England learning everything they can about the Dutch resistance. Dart and Tamar...

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet dir. by

Britt Reid is a spoiled little rich boy. One day, after his father dies he wakes to find that his coffee has been badly made. In a fit of rage he demands to know why! Why isn’t his coffee its usual...

How many miles to Babylon?

How many miles to Babylon? by

ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink and paper. Growing up Alec has always been isolated. His parents despise one another, he is one of their battlegrounds, and...

Writing Horses

Writing Horses by

ISBN: 9781611380309 All too often when writers tackle the arcana of the equine in their novels and stories, they miss the nuances of the terminology. This is a short enough little book aimed at a very specific audience; those who will...

A vindication of the rights of woman

A vindication of the rights of woman by

In the present state of society, it appears necessary to go back to first principles in search of the most simple truths, and to dispute with some prevailing prejudice every inch of ground. eBook number 3420 ; Read for A Year...

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech dir. by

The wireless changed a great many things. Before, all that was required of a monarch was that he look the part, and not fall off his horse. After the king would invade his people’s homes and have to court them with...

2011 #1

2011 #1

Went for a bit of a wander around the town on Christmas Eve’s eve. This is one of the photos I took.

Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy dir. by

As a person who has never seen Tron I may be the wrong person to review this film. But then again, I’m sure I’m not alone, so here goes :) Some twenty years ago Sam Flynn’s father went to work and...

Goodnight and joy be with you all

Goodnight and joy be with you all

Who would have ever foreseen that 2011 would get here without so much as a whisper of a hover-car? Or even a holiday on the moon. But then again, we do have monile phones and the internet so I think we’re...