Tag Archives | crime
Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, this is the story of a police officer who turns whistleblower and […]
Posted on 31 August 2014 | By Fence | 3 responses
Read originally 19/07/2010. Reread June 2014 On my reread I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round, […]
Posted on 13 June 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
Have you seen 21 Jump Street? The film, not the tv show? Did you enjoy it? If so you’ll probably […]
Posted on 7 June 2014 | By Fence | 3 responses
Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration […]
Posted on 7 September 2013 | By Fence | 6 responses
Book one in the Walking Cities series Blackwell is a Hugliev, a once powerful race that have been hunted to […]
Posted on 2 September 2013 | By Fence
Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly […]
Posted on 8 October 2012 | By Fence | 4 responses
Joe Spork is mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty […]
Posted on 5 March 2012 | By Fence | 2 responses
I haven’t read any of the book in the Millenium series, nor have I seen the Swedish version of this […]
Posted on 7 January 2012 | By Fence | 5 responses
This is the sort of book I don’t usually read. You know the ones, from the “sad story” section of the bookshop. The misery-books as I call them. But a few years ago I’d heard of Melvin Burgess as an author to look out for. I’ve read his Lady : My life as a Bitch and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed, but I’ll always give an author a second go. So I tried this one.
In the 1980′s Nick Dane is growing up as an average, if bright kid. He comes from a single parent family, and his mother has a secret. She never got off the drugs, not completely. And in the course of having a “taste” she accidentally overdoses and Nick is left all alone in the world. Soon he finds himself carted off to a “home” for boys, and soon learns that the violence and random beatings are not the worse this place has to offer.
Posted on 1 November 2010 | By Fence | 6 responses
They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something.
I’m still a busy little bee working away and retagging old posts. I’m now up to September 2006. That’s only […]
Posted on 8 July 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
I’ve recently rewatched The Sopranos well, some of the episodes I never caught in the first place, so in many […]
Posted on 11 April 2010 | By Fence
I first heard about this book on Metafilter when Susan Klebold, mother of one of the killers, had an article in O Magazine. Before that I had never been interested in the shooting. Not beyond the evils of rubber-necking at some one else’s tragedy. But the discussion there seemed to suggest that this was a well-thought out and reasoned look at the community surrounding the school, as well as the killers themselves. And the author, Cullen, believed that the popular myths about the shootings shouldn’t stand unchallenged.