Tag Archives | terrorism
Part of this year’s RIP reading The first recorded mention of lycans was in the 7th century. The result of […]
Posted on 1 October 2013 | By Fence
Terrorism is everywhere these days. From Iron Man to Star Trek and everywhere in between, you just can’t get away […]
Posted on 12 May 2013 | By Fence | 5 responses
Newsflesh book 2
It is alwasy difficult to blurb about the second book in a series. Giving the details of the start of this book will reveal the end of Feed, and that would be just plain mean, so I’m not going to do that. Instead I’ll just say you should read book one and then go pick this one up, and then wait, with me, because book three isn’t out yet
Posted on 25 July 2011 | By Fence | 3 responses
It is hard to blurb this book. On the one hand it is about Vesuvius and volcanic explosions and disasters both natural and man-made. But it is also a book about the origins of the earth, of the universe, and about how precarious our existence is. How so much of what we are today is dependent on natural events a thousand years ago, or a millennia ago, or so long ago that it is almost pointless to count the time because it is so difficult to grasp those sort of numbers.
Posted on 8 May 2011 | By Fence | 2 responses
I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from this film, but I didn’t get it. The plot should have […]
Posted on 20 September 2006 | By Fence | 7 responses
Opening with a hurling scene in Cork in the 1920′s this film lives entirely within the experience of the main character, Damien. A young doctor about to leave Ireland for a career in London he is pulled into the Irish War of Independence. And this film is about his fight. The film starts without any introductory text, there is no attempt made to make the viewer aware of the wider world, this is Damien’s story and only his story.
Posted on 24 June 2006 | By Fence | 9 responses
This is a film that is pretty impossible to review as just a film. We’ve all seen the news footage […]
Posted on 22 June 2006 | By Fence | 2 responses
OK, I’ll admit it: I’d really had enough at that point. I was tired of confrontations with small people with authority complexes. I was tired of feeling scared. I knew that I’d done absolutely nothing wrong, and that I’d presented clear evidence that I was not a threat. In fact, all things considered, I still think I’d been more than pleasant about the whole thing up until that point. I saw no good reason why I should have to give this canine patrolman my ID. He seemed intelligent, and I assumed that someone in his position was supposed to be reasonable. I also assumed that someone in his position would know that if I’d really wanted to take secret photos of this public landmark that he would never know about it. Sure, I knew why he was asking for my ID, and why he was really asking for my ID. And he knew why. But I was wondering if he had the balls to actually say it to my face. I was back to wondering when I could start saying “no”?
Posted on 17 July 2005 | By Fence
Obviously enough there has been a lot in the papers and on the telly and all over the shop in webland about terrorists and the bombings in London. (Slightly less on the continual attacks in Iraq itself, but that is a different issue) And a lot seem to be asking the question why did these “normal” young British men change. How does some one go from being “sound as a pound” to blowing himself up?
Posted on 14 July 2005 | By Fence | 2 responses
Putting a personality to those blocked out faces That is me,” he said, and he tapped his own hooded, slightly […]
Posted on 5 May 2004 | By Fence
The view that the war made an attack “a lot less likely” got an asterisk (less than 0.5 per cent).
This is substantially less than the proportion of people who are reported (in other surveys) to believe that Elvis is alive or that aliens are controlling government policy.
Posted on 25 March 2004 | By Fence
But what horrifies me, is that we now live in an age where hyperterrorism is the norm. Where suicide bombings have become commonplace. Where children are killed in the wombs of their mothers. Where a teenager strapping explosives to their body and murdering a bus full of school children is the standard fodder of the Six O’Clock news. Where blood runs in the streets of cities, thousands of miles away from a war which nobody wanted, and for which, it now appears, we all run the risk of being punished.