holiday_books July 19

Summer Holiday Books 2014 – Part 2

Headhunters is the first book I have chosen to read by ex-football player, ex-rock star turned writer Jo Nesbo because as far as I am aware it is not part of a series. In the story Roger Brown is an Oslo based headhunter who specialises in recruiting CEO’s for top companies and who is married […]

xbox_x_on_black July 18

Call of Duty Ghosts – Campaign

I’m not going to rant on about how the maps are too large on Multiplayer, or that the aliens levels are just a copy of the zombies in previous games, I’m just going to concentrate on the solo player campaign. I am a contrary Mary at times and I waited and bought Ghosts cheap solely […]

holiday_books July 15

Summer Holiday Books 2014 – Part 1

2014 was a bumper year for holiday reading so I’ve chosen to split this into two posts to make it easier for everyone concerned. It’s amazing how quickly you can get through a well-written page turner or a mediocre shambolic mishmash of ideas if the conditions are right, and the conditions were almost perfect in Skiathos […]

book July 13

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a post-apocalyptic dystopian French language sci-fi graphic novel originally created by Jacques Lob. The first volume ‘The Escape’ was released in 1982. In 1999, nine years after Lob’s death Benjamin Legrand continued the story with ‘The Explorers’ and in 2000 with ‘The Crossing’. Two English translations have recently been published following the release […]

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Skiathos 2014 – Day 15 – Tail Wind

The night is disturbed by strong winds inside and outside the room. There’s a hurricane brewing somewhere near America. In the middle of the night it seems related. The stiff breeze in the morning doesn’t stop Siggy running down and sunbathing while I finish packing my suitcase and try and nap between trips to the […]

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Skiathos 2014 – Day 14 – Pleasant Confusion

I manage to ignore the scrapers and have a good lie in before joining Siggy at the pool. It’s a shame that the weather has been too hot to do much walking but we have come a week later than Siggy wanted because I refused to fly on Friday 13th. I’m not alone; a lot […]

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Skiathos 2014 – Day 13 – Fear and Loathing

The scrapers continue to work on their escape tunnel in the room next door despite the fact that they’re on the third floor. I once again rise ahead of my preferred schedule. I feel like telling them to shut the fuck up, but don’t want to spoil their holiday. Andy and Helen go home. It […]

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