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  • Christopher Brookmyre | Shiny Shelf
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  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves | Shiny Shelf
    tone varies between curmudgeonly and head girl jollity with a certain amount of wasn t I a swot thrown in Most punctuation pedants are already self deprecating about the urge to correct others mistakes so do not really require a self help book to encourage the acceptance of the inner precisionist As a manifesto it is a little too eager to suggest that it shouldn t be taken too seriously when the whole purpose of a manifesto is to nail one s colours to the mast and say yes I take this seriously Unless you re a Dadaist If the book is meant to be both light hearted and instructive then it fails due to one simple flaw the quoted examples just aren t funny enough Obviously we all know the panda joke is rather ruder but this vague prudery means there are none of the entertaining errors which pepper Bryson s Troublesome Words or the cuttings read out on The News Quiz There is an enjoyable tale of two grown men having fights in the news room over the use of the comma but overall the prose isn t arch enough whilst attempting to be knowing The section on the way in which the new media the net txt msgs etc are altering written English is rather more interesting and includes a decent piece on the different ways in which the reader interacts with a printed or onscreen text It doesn t go far enough into this though the suggestion that emoticons will one day be outdated is itself a little outdated when people are switching to Japanese emoticons Hypertext storytelling see ensemble va com au water title html or www edwardpicot com is ignored entirely Overall Eats Shoots Leaves struggles it is neither pedantic enough to appeal to grammarians nor witty enough to be a joyful read for newbies or old hands If you feel you can t live without understanding the use of the comma get Bryson s Troublesome Words instead There should probably be some kind of Marvel no prize for anyone spotting five or more mistakes in this review Buy Eats Shoots Leaves at Amazon Line Break By Mags L Halliday Share Eats Shoots Leaves Tags Books Fifth Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies

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  • Night Watch | Shiny Shelf
    at the way the cliches were stamped on Night Watch contains no such Bored of the Rings flip It s almost as though by twisting the characters who began as spoofs we return to the clich originally being lampooned It does contain inner monologues from Vimes the character you always suspect to be Pratchett s nearest thing to an avatar on fate the law governance and many other things besides This is only a problem if you ve already read any of the Watch books in the Discworld series as wording aside Vimes is reiterating what he first thought way back in Guards Guards albeit more soberly By giving the Discworld more history the old flexibility has gone Night Watch takes several familiar things and reassembles them in a different way but unlike the best of the series the first witch trilogy Reaper Man Moving Pictures Small Gods The Truth and The Amazing Maurice the results are unsurprising It is well written as always The humour is the usual mix of puns double entrendre and black comedy It s very well Pratchetty I m a great believer in letting a series go when it s time has come and as yet another Hogswatch approaches and yet more distant great aunts buy Pratchett books for their awkward family members I think the time is coming that the Discworld or at least some of the over familiar characters should be allowed to swim gracefully away Buy Night Watch at Amazon Line Break By Mags L Halliday Share Night Watch Tags Books Fifth Terry Pratchett Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012

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  • Terry Pratchett | Shiny Shelf
    Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009

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  • Doubts About Salmon | Shiny Shelf
    discussion of quest narratives an extended conceptual joke and a denunciation of the worst excesses of the 1980s it is all of these things It s also in effect a sequel to a SF sitcom that many wouldn t distinguish from Red Dwarf spit and perversely is seriously underrated by his more ardent fans because it doesn t have enough jokes in It s very hard as a consequence to get some to see its finer qualities and as a result Adams own This is where The Salmon of Doubt recently released in paperback is ultimately very useful indeed While the book does contain ten utterly superb chapters from Adams unfinished eighth novel it is for the most part a miscellany a compilation of speeches letters and other apocrypha rescued from his hardrive by his family and his longtime friend agent Ed Victor compiled edited and sorted into strict chronological order by those nice people at MacMillan Posthumous collections by authors are often dry things they frequently have a whiff of contractual obligation about them as if a publisher is keen to make back their investment in a writer somehow Many people I know who liked Adams writing held off on buying the hardback which as hardbacks are wont to be was a pricey thing because of suspicions of the exploitation of his name and reputation Yet while doubtless something which conceptually has an element of this to it The Salmon of Doubt is no makeweight no mopping up exercise or cashing in bit of tat Packed between an introduction by Stephen Fry and an afterword by Richard Dawkins who else could have inspired devotion from two such worthy yet distinct luminaries are many many pieces both long and brief that will show anyone why Adams was so highly thought of and cement his reputation in the minds of those of us that already admire him It s a rich collection which causes all doubts about Adams achievements to be cast aside There are essays on PG Wodehouse perhaps the writer whom Adams most strongly resembled and The Beatles and reproductions of sarcastic letters to movie producers There are excerpts from debates which show the able and educated Adams thinking on his feet There are several pages of Adams ruminating on his own nose and more about his many dogs the book also reprints his introductory remarks from a Procul Harum concert and offers us Adams advice on hangovers There are many more wry smart pin sharp examples of Adams clear writing style and unique worldview contained within The Salmon It s a treasury of inspiration imagination and fine verbiage It amply demonstrates Adams superior skills his ability to wring absurdity and truth out of the ordinary his ability to hide from you where he s taking an idea until exactly the moment he wants you to get there alongside it It s a perfect demonstration of why Adams writing is so highly thought of perhaps more so than the

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  • Death Note | Shiny Shelf
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  • Torchwood | Shiny Shelf
    Countrycide By Jim Smith on 29 November 2006 Comments Off If you go down to the woods today Tags BBC BBC Three Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies Torchwood TV Torchwood The Ghost Machine Cyberwoman By Mark Clapham on 08 November 2006 Comments Off Low budgets and high camp in cosmic Cardiff Tags BBC BBC Three Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies Torchwood TV Torchwood Everything Changes Day One By Mark Clapham on 28 October 2006 Comments Off The next wave of Russell T Davies Doctor Who based takeover of the BBC is here with his first Who spin off Torchwood Tags BBC BBC Three Chris Chibnall Russell T Davies Torchwood TV RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff

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  • Twin Peaks | Shiny Shelf
    Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006

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