Dewey Decimal Archive : 920
(I'm lazy, so all fiction goes under 800, non-fiction I try to be somewhat accurate but every system is open to interpretation if you ask me)
translated from French by Adriana Hunter It is eleven days since our first person narrator has died. He was just […]
Posted on 2 September 2013 | By Fence
A memoir of a Southern Girlhood
In 1913 Harriette Simpson Arnow moved to Old Burnside, Kentucky, with her family. This is her recollections of life in the once bustling lumber town. She was only four years old at the time, and yet she still manages to recreate the town and people she knew back then. It is a small book, only 125 pages in the edition I read, but there is plenty going on.
Posted on 6 July 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
In 2008 the following youtube clip became one of those “internet phenomenons”. If you haven’t seen it click play now.
Posted on 8 May 2010 | By Fence
25 May 2003
The tip-off came from a Fleet Street contact that Saturday evening: something serious was brewing in the media, something ‘pretty big’. I’d been under the cosh for the last week after being accused of war crimes, so I wondered how much bigger it could get.
So, do I admit at the start or the end of this review that I was anti the Iraq war? Does that political inclination mean that my opinion of this book is biased? I’m not sure, I do however know that this book did not get off to a good start with me, as the dedication is “to the soldiers of Ireland who left their native land to fight for the Crown so that small nations might be free.” That grates. It is meant with the best of intentions, or at least I suppose so, and I’m guessing he is talking about in modern times, but it still grates. After all, Ireland is one of those small nations that had to fight against the Crown so that she might be free.
Posted on 27 May 2007 | By Fence
ISBN: 184018485X See also: Wikipedia on Mick Doyle ; Irish Examiner’s Obit I still do not know the exact point […]
Posted on 25 March 2007 | By Fence
ISBN: 1844880788 They say flying can do strange things to your mind, and an aeroplane is not the best place […]
Posted on 7 January 2007 | By Fence | 1 response
with Vincent Hogan ISBN: 1846050766 See also: ; Wikipedia ; BBC ; The Telegraph Paul McGrath is probably Ireland’s best […]
Posted on 26 November 2006 | By Fence | 1 response
When you are a child, and you’re poor, and you live next to other people who are poor, you never think of yourself as being poor.
Around a month ago I read an entry on Omaniblog about this book, up until then I hadn’t even known that George Hook had a book out. But that post caught my attention. George Hook is probably best known in Ireland for his rugby punditry. Together with Brent Pope and Tom McGurk, he analyses rugby for RTE in an entertaining, honest, blunt manner. He also has a radio show, but I’m not big on the radio so haven’t heard him enough to comment on that. In many ways I suppose he is the Eamonn Dunphy of the rugby world.
But I know him primarily from his rugby comments, and his constant promises that Munster will lose, and that the likes of Stringer shouldn’t be playing. I disagree with him, but am well aware that he is very knowledgeable about the game. And in an entertaining way.
Posted on 25 July 2006 | By Fence | 4 responses
ISBN: 0753510995 The staff as Virgin have a name for me. It is ‘Dr. Yes.’ Large print and small page […]
Posted on 8 June 2006 | By Fence
A history of power, love and greed in 11th-century England ISBN 0747574898 Read with Medieval Britain book group She looks […]
Posted on 24 May 2006 | By Fence
Starring (as themselves) Daniel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Louis Black This is a documentary based on the life of […]