Seeking Whom He May Devour

Reread in April 2015 and it was just as good as I remembered. Original review from 22nd April 2006. ISBN: 0098461560 Trans from the French: David Bellos Yes again a cover influenced purchase, so I am glad to report that a good cover can lead to a good read too. I really enjoyed this book. […]

Memory itself is an internal rumour

I’ve just had the strangest feeling. Was looking for photos for this yoke so was searching in folders on the ‘puter and on impulse decided to look in my writing folder. Why, I don’t know, I’d never have stuck a photo there. Nevertheless I started to poke around and came across a whole chapter I […]

No Such Thing

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So there I was, flicking around this afternoon when I came across No Such Thing. My wonderful browse feature told me it was the story of a young female reporter who tried to find out what happened her missing fiancée only to discover a foul-mouthed monster whom she befriends.

Only it was a lot stranger than that. The first hour or so was all about Beatrice. On her way to Iceland to track down her fiancée her plane crashed into the sea. She was the sole survivor, but was terribly injured. In the world of this film the media have taken over and pretty much run the world, but must contend with a public who grow bored of anything after only a few hours.[1] Beatrice’s boss tried to make her go public and tell her story, but Beatrice doesn’t want to so she is pretty much abandoned in the hospital, where she must undergo an extremely painful operation, with only limited painkiller/anaesthetic.

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Linknotes:

  1. I reckon there is some meaning there, I just cant quite figure out what it is…

Its a small world after all

And the internet is just as small, cause I’ve just discovered that I was in college with Alan. And I did have something else I wanted to say, I even had open tabs for to provide linkage, but now I can’t remember what it was that I wanted to say so have closed the tabs. […]

Little Miss Sunshine

Families are a source of much amusement and not a little tragedy. Especially when your father is a motivational speaker, whose “9 steps to winning” doesn’t seem to be working, your uncle is an attempted suicide, and your brother is a wannabe fighter pilot who has taken a vow of silence and so hasn’t spoken […]

Lady in the Water

This is an odd film. A very odd film.

Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.

Canine suicide bridge

Came across this from Neil Gaiman’s journal. A bridge in Scotland has been the site of apparent dog suicides, with animal behaviourists unsure of why the animals are leaping to their deaths. They are advising owners to put a lead on their pets while crossing the bridge. “five dogs have jumped to their deaths from […]

Nailed

Dropped by The Menagerie today, and came across a wonderfully weird story of a fella who shot a nail into his own head. The nail gun backfired, he wasn’t just arsing about. The really weird thing; he didn’t notice.

More wierdness

this time courtesy of Sally: A man has comitted suicide after having relations with a chicken. Or to put it another way, he knew the chicken, in the biblical sense. More details.