The Briar King by

ISBN:0330419455 # 1 in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series Picked this up because it is the Jan. read for...

Zulu Time by

Mark Little is RTE’s foreign affairs correspondent (although you’d be hard pressed to find that out on the RTE website, it has an absolutely terrible layout), before that he was RTE’s first Washington Correspondent (1995-2001). This is is second book, the first Turn Left At Greenland was published in June 2002 and reached number one on the Irish Non-Fiction Bestsellers list. This book deals with Little’s experience’s during the second Iraq conflict. (Which reminds me, how exactly are we supposed to refer to this. Is it a war? A conflict? A liberation? All these terms seem to imply another meaning. But that is beside the point).

Lost – White Rabbit dir. by

The realities of being ship-wrecked (plane wrecked doesn’t sound right does it?) begin to set in. Water is in short supply, and there is a death. Bringing the number of survivors down to 46. (spoilers if you read on)

Abarat by

ISBN: 0002259524 Barker has created an interesting world but I found that the whole story was overshadowed by the ending. But...

Stupid White Men by

A good read, if a little scary at time. In a way it is unreal, like watching a parania TV show, and maybe that is why this sort of thing is ignored. We don’t really believe things are as bad as this books makes the out. Or if we do believe, we don’t want to. Ignore it and it will go away.