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turth about mr darcy

The truth about Mr. Darcy by

The great thing about working in a library is that I find myself picking up books that I usually wouldn’t. The terrible thing about working in a library is that I find myself picking up books that I usually wouldn’t. I...

Son of heaven

Son of heaven by

9781848875258 #1 in the Chung Kuoseries A thin layer of mist wreathed the meadows all the way to reeds that traced the meandering path of the river. It is the year 2064, twenty years or so since The Collapse, which saw...

The Stainless Steel Rat omnibus

The Stainless Steel Rat omnibus by

When I spotted this in Chapters bookshop I knew I had to buy it, if only because it is the inspiration for Carl’s blog. Plus, you know, it is one of those sci-fi adventures that you really should have at least flicked through at some stage.

Slippery Jim is our narrator, and our hero, of sorts. He is also the Stainless Steel Rat, or at least that is how he describes himself. Slipping through the technological world and committing many daring acts of thievery and innumerable cons. Safe and secure in the knowledges that his wits, charm and logic will get him out of danger. Until, that is, he is caught. The Special Corps, so special that no one is really sure they exist until, of course, they catch you, succeed in arresting him. But instead of throwing him in jail, or punishing him they offer him a job. Come and work for them. So he does, after all, he was never a bad man, just one who wanted his bit of freedom.

From Paris with Love dir. Pierre Morel

From Paris with love dir. by

James Reece is trying hard to become a secret agent while working at the American Embassy in Paris. He is smart, and plays chess. And he is in love with a beautiful French woman, who has just asked him to marry her, and now his dream is coming true, he is taking action in the fight against drugs and terrorism, because he has been assigned to Charlie Wax, an “unorthodox” agent who may not play by the rules but gets things done.

Before I go any further I will say one thing: Do NOT watch this film.

Fresco by Sheri Tepper

The Fresco by

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read certain books at all. Why do I make myself finish them? Is it because I believe I’m a bad person and need to be punished? If that’s why I must have done something very bad:”(I cant imagine what…)”: to make myself finish this one.

Four Christmases dir by Seth Gordon

Four Christmases dir. by

I didn’t like this film. Not at all. Well, maybe that is a slight lie, cause bits of it were funny, and I did laugh. And some scenes worked well. But overall I really did not like this film. The main...

Max Payne dir. John Moore

Max Payne dir. by

I knew going to see this film that I’d be disappointed. Was a big fan of the game but I’d heard negative things about this film. Often when that happens you go to the cinema with your bucket of popcorn and...

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre by

ISBN: 1841494747 #14 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter verse Read for the RIP Challenge See also: Voracious Reader ; It’s not the heat, it’s the humanity It all went downhill so quickly in this series. The first few books were...

Pathfinder

Pathfinder dir. by

based on Veiviseren by Nils Gaup Five hundred years before Columbus another European people journeyed to the Americas. These raiders left behind a young boy, who was taken in by The People of the Dawn, and when, many years later, the...

White Noise 2: The Light

White Noise 2: The Light dir. by

Okay, so I wouldn’t have gone to this film at all if it hadn’t been for the fact that Nathan Fillion was in it. I hadn’t seen the first White Noise film so why would I go see the sequel. I...