August 24th, 2012

Scary Books

Quotes of the Day

‘The Rock’ (1996) Quotes:
You’ve been around a lot of corpses. Is that normal?”

“I never saw you throw that gentleman off the balcony.”

“Did they tell Picasso no brush?”

“Look how big this is? You want me to stick this into my heart?”

I am back to reading ‘Besieged’, it’s growing on me.

I hope to review ‘Path of the Eclipse’, ‘The Saint-Germain Chronicles’, ‘Writ in Blood’ and ‘A Touch of Cloth’ soon.

‘The Simpsons’ Quote:
“Even a caveman could start a fire.”

Don’t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23’ Quote:
“I’d been with my cheating fiancé Steven since I was 14. That’s 11 years. That is 600 Nicolas Cage movies.”
Scary Books

Supernatural 7x04 + Teen Wolf 2x07 + Breaking Bad 2x12 Reviewed

Defending Your Life
Dean goes on trial for something. Didn’t ‘Charmed’ do this already in 2004? Dean mocks AA and apparently feels guilty about Amy. The Leviathans do nothing. There is bad acting as Dean is tried by Osiris (Faran Tahir of ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Star Trek’).

Jo (Alona Tal) shows up and Emilie Ullerup of ‘Sanctuary’ has a thankless bit part. This ep was stupid as TPTB try to retcon events, make Dean look stupid and Sam naturally feels no guilt for the years of crap he pulled. This was dreadful, dreadful stuff.

Best Lines:
“I was pre law.”
“Yeah pre.”

“Good one.”
“I saw that on ‘The Good Wife’.”

“That’s a new low.”

A trailer trash couple are targeted. The cliff-hanger ending of 2x06 is ignored. Stiles and Scott are given a restraining order by Jackson. Stiles is stupid and mocking. Stiles and Scott have no respect for their parents. Why does Stiles dad put up with his moron son?

A CGI snake is fond of Jackson. Scott’s mother shows off her ineffective parenting. Where is his father? Lydia wears a blouse as a dress in school. Erica wears a basque to school. Jackson acts like a crazy abuser. Scott is arrogant and violence prone.

Mrs Argent thinks Allison has “severely low standards”. Stiles have no empathy. Matt is a creeper. There is a mystery about Jackson’s birth parents. People act like it is a surprise that Jackson is the lizard man with bad make up. What is the point of Lydia’s side story and why is she immune? Why is Scott so stupid? This was okay.

Best Line:
“I’m the worst son ever.”

Walter misses the birth of his daughter Holly. Jane’s dad (John de Lancie) takes her to NA meetings and she lies to his face. Jesse continues to act like a junkie imbecile who says yo a lot. What happened to Walt’s second job at the car wash?

Walt Jnr sets up a website for donations for his father who deems it “cyber begging”. Skyler is never satisfied. Walt has an ego. Jesse and Jane do more heroin, act stupid and decide to blackmail. Jane’s dad cops that she has jumped off the wagon. He’s been trying to get her clean for 10 years through love and understanding. He should have written to Dr Phil, he got Alexandra to rehab.

Walt and Jane’s dad chat in a bar. Jane and Jesse are crazy stupid and Walt stands idly by to get rid of a problem. This was good.

Best Lines:
“When have you not dropped the ball?”

“If I gave you that money, you would be dead inside of a week.”

“Prove it. Pee in that.”
“How gay are you?”

“I have so much cash on hand that I actually count it by weighing it on my bathroom scale and yet I can’t spend it.”

“You miserable little smackhead.”
Scary Books

Book Review: The Army of Dr Moreau

The Army of Dr Moreau by Guy Adams
From the author of the wonderful ‘The Breath of God’ comes this inept sequel. Holmes and Watson deal with the legacy of Dr Moreau in this disappointing book. It starts out well but descends into a morass of snide, smug, boring tripe. It’s a shame as it had promise but squandered it.

Best Lines:
“Usually it was all I could do to find out where it was he vanished to in the small hours, leaping – so very unnecessarily – from his bedroom window.”

“I’m sure we’ll manage to get through a glass of wine without having our throats cut.”
“Yes, because that’s always what I look for in a hostelry.”

“The floor had been cleaned once, I was sure, though maybe not during the reign of our current monarch.”

“I got a bit carried away and threw a member of staff through a picture window.”

“I knew who was behind it all. It was something of a surprise to find he was climbing out of a carriage and walking across the road toward me.”