Gabriel's Gate by Tom Galvin

Gabriel’s gate

With the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the onset of the “economic doom and gloom” so popular in the media at the moment the young people of Ireland looked at their country with hopelessness. Some decided to emigrate, but those in this book decided to try something else. They would return to the land. […]

Eclipse [based on the book]

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a quick catch-you-up; a young girl called Bella moves to live with her father after her mother remarries in order to give the new relationship space. This is a sign of how mature and thinking of […]

Greenberg

IMDb has this classified as a Drama and a Comedy. I’m not sure I see either. I know I didn’t enjoy it, so that rules it out as a comedy. I suppose, technically it is a work designed to be performed by actors so it qualifies as drama, but if it were up to me this would be firmly placed within the “angsty whiney shite were nothing happens” genre.

Micah

ISBN: 0515140872 Series: Anita Blake #13 /p> It was half past dawn when the phone rang. It shattered the first dreams of the night into a thousand peices so that I couldn’t even remember what the dream had been about. I’m not really sure why I picked this book up, after the last few turned […]

American Dreamz

The things you’ll do for family. Yes, I took my little sister and my cousin to see this horrible excuse for a film while I was in Sligo this weekend. It was truly terrible. The basic plot isn’t all that awful. There is a reality show with an unpleasant English host. There is an American […]

Casanova

This is a terrible film. Terrible. And the really annoying thing is that it has virtually no redeeming qualities. Yes Heath can be nice to look at, but his “phwoar” manner of speaking here is totally off-putting. The basic plot involves Casanove being chased by the Inquisition for his various conquests and libertine lifestyle. The […]

Serenity


ISBN: 1416502882
813.54
Novelization of the film by the same name.

Where do you start when you go to write a novelization? Do you just stick to the script, or go off on little tangents of your own? How much can you make up, do you get to collaborate with the director, or talk to any of the actors? Must be pretty hard, imo, to get a good book out of a film, any film.

And I suppose, even more so with Serenity. After all, Joss is god, so how could anyone else do anything but struggle to reinterpret his ‘verse?

This is not a good read, too much of it is like bad fan fiction, only without the benefit of mad sidelines and impossible storylines. I suppose we all have our versions of what goes on inside the characters’ heads, but I rarely agreed with what DeCandido put there.

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The Pacifier

Terrible, terrible film. But then again we already knew that from the poster didn’t we. And the premise was horrible. I blame Copper-copper for asking me did I want to go. Shane Wolfe is a navy seal who ends up babysitting some kids as their mother heads off to Switzerland to try and gain access […]

Moon Dance

ISBN: 0812511271Have no real idea why I bothered to buy this book. I picked it up, read the blurb and knew it wouldn’t be good. After all on the front cover is an extract from a Locus review:

A historical romance, a Dickensian chronicle, of the American West, and a brutally violent werewolf epic… Moon Dance is simply one of the finest fantasy novels of the year

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