Monthly Archives: August 2008

First lines: Once Upon a Time in the North

Back in 2006 I read Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and I promply placed it at the top of my list of the best books I read that year. In March 2007 I spend a little while with a small book that ties into the same world. Today, I read another His Dark Materials… Read more »

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First lines: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Big Brother (who is watching you). Room 101. Sending stuff down the memory hole. The Thought Police and Thoughtcrime. 1984. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has unleashed quite a few concepts upon the world. And just like with that other book of his, I don’t think there’s much I can say about this book that isn’t… Read more »

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Yada yada bla bla (week four, if you’re keeping score)

Another week nearly gone. And yet again, I’ve got nothing to say. This sitting around indoors isn’t providing much inspiration. Okay, so I went to see The Dark Knight last Thursday, but who’s waiting on another review? No, these days, I’m mostly just killing time. Sometimes with some work (the muse of inspiration seems to… Read more »

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Regeneration: 50% complete

For those of you who desperately need an update: I’m caught somewhere between Oh—we’re halfway there and Halverwege—zo ver nog van het eind. Plus that I’m closer to whining like a little baby than anything else on account of the pain in my back. Probably overused some muscle I never used before.

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First Lines: Four Past Midnight

One of my favorite stories by Stephen King is one of his shorter ones, Rita Haywood and the Shawshank Redemption. So when I acquired another five books to fill out my collection, I picked up Four Past Midnight first, as it is a similar volume as the one that contains Shawshank, Different Seasons. Of the… Read more »