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Padraig McGrath

American Desert – by Percival Everett

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Fourteenth novel from American academic and satirist, Percival Everett. Originally entitled Making Jesus, apparently.

Islam and Modernity by Iftikhar H. Malik

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Historian Iftikhar H. Malik offers a wealth of case studies ranging from Muslim Spain and the Ottoman Empire to the present day, to examine what it is like to be a Muslim in the West today.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

2001 novel from the acclaimed English author. Atonement tells the story of thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis who witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend.

Our Lady of the Assassins by Fernando Vallejo

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The first english translation of acclaimed Colombian novelist and film-director, Fernando Vallejo’s work. The story of a disillusioned writer and his hit-man lover, set in Medellin, Colombia.

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions – Francis Wheen

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Guardian columnist, and biographer of Karl Marx, Francis Wheen launches a polemic on the retreat of reason in the late 20th century.

Pompeii – Robert Harris

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A historical novel culminating in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, from Robert Harris, author of bestselling titles such as Enigma and Fatherland.

This is getting serious – The US anti-missile shield, seen from the Czech Republic.

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

One of the most puzzling aspects of the proposed plan to site an American missile radar-base in the Czech Republic is the almost total lack of debate. Proponents of the plan, such as the Czech Prime Minister, Mirek Topolánek, spin platitudes about strengthening European security. Those who are opposed stand around outside the proposed site […]

Fights don’t come any bigger than this – Floyd Mayweather Jnr. Vs Oscar De La Hoya

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

On May 5th, Floyd Mayweather Jnr (37-0, 24 KO’s) challenges Oscar De La Hoya (38-4, 30 KO’s) for the WBC world light-middleweight title at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Not only is Mayweather’s 100% professional record still intact, but he has won world titles in four divisions, from junior-lightweight to welterweight. De La […]

Bootleg Chomsky Meets the Big Societal Novel – Robert Newman talks about The Fountain at the Centre of the World

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Robert Newman's third novel, The Fountain at the Center of the World, has been described variously as serious and intelligent, moral, and according to the Three Monkeys Online review “a resoundingly successful attempt to construct a dramatic relationship between the public and the private”. The New York Times meanwhile wrote that “it reads like what […]

Fundamentalism by Malise Ruthven – A review

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Here, Ruthven begins by explaining the original context in which the term ‘fundamentalism’ was used, that of American Protestantism, and continues to analyze a number of religious movements around the world using the same frame of reference. He explains that Fundamentalism can initially be understood as “tradition made self-aware and consequently defensive”. In this argument, […]