Yearly Archives: 2008

Another year over

As tradition would have it, my last post of the year is a big end-of-year list. (2003, ’04, ’05, ’06 and ’07) This year’s list is a bit long, I’m afraid. Make a nice end to this year, and see you on the other side. Music Album of the year a balladeer — Where Are… Read more »

First lines: Storm of the Century

Little Tall Island, the same island where Dolores Claiborne did or did not made her husband disappear, is being hit by probably the heaviest storm in, well, a long while. It’s a big one, and the people in this small community are cut off from the main land. Then, in good Stephen King tradition, Evil… Read more »

It’s Newtonmas

Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day, 1642, ¹ which makes today Newtonmas. Go eat an apple and rejoice. ² Yes, I know that Wikipedia says he was born on January 4th, but you have to see it in the proper historical context: up until 1752, England was using the Julian calender, which was ten… Read more »

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First lines: Coraline

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, soon to be a major stop-motion picture, is the story about a little girl who finds a world, slightly different from her own. There, she’s trapped by her ‘other’ mother (who has sown-on buttons for eyes) and she has to use all her cunning and bravery to get herself out of that… Read more »