Tag Archives | soldiers

Tigerman
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he […]

Godzilla
Godzilla dir. Gareth Edwards

Is there a point to me doing a quick recap of a Godzilla movie plot? I mean, you all know […]

The Android’s Dream
The Androids Dream by John Scalzi

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, […]

Bitter seeds
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

Book one in the Milkweed Triptych In a remote part of Germany a doctor has been hard at work, he […]

Centurion

Writ & Dir: Neil Marshall

I love and adore Dog Soldiers. And The Decent was pretty damn good too Of course Doomsday was utterly preposterous but you win some, you lose some. And I was still prepared to take a chance on Neil Marshall, especially when the story is about Roman soldiers on the run in the second century. I mean it had to be better than King Arthur, right?

The Wars

ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the […]

A Long Long Way

ISBN: 0571218016 See also: Three Monkey’s Interview ; Dublin’s One Book One City ; He was born in the dying […]

Rules of Engagement

25 May 2003
The tip-off came from a Fleet Street contact that Saturday evening: something serious was brewing in the media, something ‘pretty big’. I’d been under the cosh for the last week after being accused of war crimes, so I wondered how much bigger it could get.

So, do I admit at the start or the end of this review that I was anti the Iraq war? Does that political inclination mean that my opinion of this book is biased? I’m not sure, I do however know that this book did not get off to a good start with me, as the dedication is “to the soldiers of Ireland who left their native land to fight for the Crown so that small nations might be free.” That grates. It is meant with the best of intentions, or at least I suppose so, and I’m guessing he is talking about in modern times, but it still grates. After all, Ireland is one of those small nations that had to fight against the Crown so that she might be free.

Letters from Iwo Jima

based on the book Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko YoshidoI’m not sure what I was […]

Brethren

ISBN: 0340839694 The sun was approaching its zenith, dominating the sky and turning the deep ochre of the desert to […]

Harsh Times

I’m not all that sure how to describe this film. If you’ve seen Training Day you may have a general […]

Shaman’s Crossing

Book #1 The Soldier Son ISBN: 0007196148 RobinHobb.com I remember well the first time I saw the magic of the […]