Monthly Archives: September 2011


In defence of dogs

I watch The Dog Whisperer, and while I enjoy it I’m often put off by Milan’s insistence that the dog wants to be the dominate on [...]

Sagas of Icelanders

So myself and himself have gotten in the habit of bedtime stories. We started off with some fairy tales. First those classic old Ladybird bo [...]

Warrior

The opening scenes of Warrior feature The National’s Start a war and a character listening to Moby Dick. Not what you may expect when [...]

Julie of the wolves

Received free from NetGalley Written in 1972 this is the story of Miyax, whose English name is Julie, and her attempt to run away to San Fra [...]

Fragile things week 3

This is just a round-up post of my thoughts after week three of the Fragile things read. As with any short story collection some of the stor [...]

Keepsakes and treasures (Fragile things week 3)

Spoilers The narrator starts this story by telling us that we can call him a bastard if we like, well I do like. And I don’t mean bast [...]

Other people (Fragile Things week 3)

Spoilers below Hell is other people, so the saying goes. But in this story hell is pain and the life you’ve lived. Other people is ano [...]

Bitter grounds (Fragile things week 3)

Spoilers ahead! What makes you want to abandon your life? To chuck it all and just leave? In Bitter grounds we are never told exactly why th [...]

Going Wodwo (Fragile things week 3)

Beware of spoilers. Discussion welcome. Okay, this is one of those posts where I may type and type and yet say nothing, because I’m re [...]
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