Tag Archive: Review

Oct 20 2013

Review: Spider Woman’s Daughter, by Anne Hillerman

If, like me, you enjoy off-beat mysteries with unusual settings the name ‘Hillerman’ is probably a familiar one. As in Tony Hillerman, the author of the Leaphorn and Chee novels set on the Navaho Nation in the American Southwest. The Leaphorn and Chee stories are some of my favorites; with strong characters, good solid mysteries, …

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May 25 2013

Review: The Sleuth of Baghdad, by Charles B. Child

I have a confession to make: I’ve recently acquired a new guilty pleasure. Through the chance of a cheap mystery paperback coming to me just at the time I needed something to read, I started following the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. (This has nothing to do with the terrible movie starring an entirely-unsuitable-for-the-role …

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May 19 2012

Sauk Mountain gallery and FujiFilm SL300 review

I’ve been looking for a camera with a good quality zoom lens for some time. Something appropriate for nature and scenic photography; most especially mountains but also including wildlife and foliage. That way I could use it when hiking in the mountains around my Darrington place. I already have some pocket cameras with 10x and 15x …

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Jan 28 2009

Crooked Timber on Charlie Stross and a bonus book review

Over at Crooked Timber they’re having an online seminar on Charlie Stross and his work. Lots of interesting reading for the politically aware SF fan! In the post about ‘Halting State’ I was moved to comment about the literary value of the novel, resulting in the following (slightly edited here) extemporaneous review of the book: …

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Jul 27 2008

Summer movie overdose

Last night I was left to my own devices as my grandson and daughter went to the Seattle Torchlight Parade. I had been invited to a friend’s house for food and talk in the afternoon, but unfortunately wasn’t freed up until too late to go. So what to do? Well, there were some summer blockbuster …

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Mar 30 2008

Review with a theme: Four films and a novel

Yesterday was one of the bad days. I still have them, since Anita died. They come further and further apart, but there remain those days where I get to thinking about things and find myself drowning in the sea of ‘Should Have Beens’. It comes with a terrible lethargy, which makes it harder to fight: …

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Feb 18 2008

Harry Potter and the Promise Kept

Just about six months ago Anita and I stopped at Third Place Books on our way home from something I now forget. I got myself a coffee and my grandson a hot chocolate while Anita went and found a book she had been lusting after: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final …

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Feb 02 2006

New Rose Hotel a “steaming pile of dung”

Over at CyberunkReview.com they have a review of New Rose Hotel (based on the William Gibson short story of the same name) where they say New Rose Hotel not only isn’t Cyberpunk, it also sucks rocks: On top of its lack of cyberpunknesss, New Rose Hotel as a movie is boring as shit! Ferrara needs …

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Jan 22 2006

Clumsy Lovers Report

I’ve had a busy week, and am way behind if I want to report it here. (I am normally a link blogger or an essayist; I don’t write about my personal life or my work. But I am often ‘encouraged’ to write reports on events I attend.) So today is report day here at Antigravitas… …

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Jan 14 2006

Clumsy Lovers are at the Tractor tonight

No, I’m not talking about an impaired romantic couple trying to drive farm equipment. I’m saying that one of my favorite bands in the world is going to play at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. A band I have described before this way: Who are the Clumsy Lovers you ask? Well, they are a Canadian …

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