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EXCERPT (House of Sighs PROLOGUE)

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 23, 2010 at 7:06 PM Comments comments (50)

The following is an excerpt from "House of Sighs" by Aaron Dries. None of the following text may be reproduced without permission of the author. 



PROLOGUE: IT BEGINS



“There is only one Evil: Disunity”

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE



Suzie Marten was ten years old when she died.


Her pass...

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BRICK BY BLOODY BRICK; the characters of "House of Sighs"

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM Comments comments (22)

House of Sighs


 

It's the summer of 1995 in James Bridge, Australia and the passengers of the Sunday bus into town have been kidnapped by their driver, Liz Frost. Liz began that day planning to kill herself. Many would go on to believe it would have been better if she had. The gun she intended to use on herself is now pointed at her hostages and out of fear, she plans to take them home with her.


To meet the family.

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REVIEW: The Human Centipede: First Sequence

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 7, 2010 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (18)

This is such an easy film to retell, but such a hard one to review.


The plot concerns Lindsay (Ashley C. Williams) and Jenny (Ashlynn Yennie), two American tourists travelling presumably alone through an unspecified part of Germany, not too far from the reputable Autobahn. Through some contrived plotting they end up stranded in the woods with a broken down car and a non-functional mobile phone. It’s Whales’s The Old Dark House story playing out all over ag...

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REVIEW: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 7, 2010 at 1:31 PM Comments comments (32)

Promising Wall Street trader Jake (Shia LeBeouf) partners with the epitome of greed and corruption Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) - who has recently been released from his eight year stretch in prison for insider trading. The reason for their teaming is two-tiered revenge on Bretton James (Josh Brolin). Why? Well, the mischievous, speed hungry James incarcerated Gekko way back when via illegal means and unwillingly signed the financial and literal death warrant of Jake’s father figure, ...

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REVIEW: The Social Network (2010)

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 3, 2010 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (40)

You can un-tag your soul, right?


It’s 2003 at Harvard University and Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Adam Eisenberg) has just become an overnight sensation. On that night, drunk and bitter after being dumped by his girlfriend Erica (Rooney Mara), the seeds of Facebook were sown. His online juvenile prank catches the attention of elite school-mate entrepreneurs who snap Zuckerberg up to co-pioneer an exclusive social network for fellow students. But Mark is only half of t...

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And thus the blog was born

Posted by Aaron Dries on October 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM Comments comments (30)

And thus the blog was born.


It sits here, one among billions.


Feel free to swing by and check it out whenever the urge arises. I can’t promise that it will be updated daily. In fact, I won’t promise that at all. Let’s hope for a weekly engagement, shall we? Between the site, my day job, travel, writing and small clutches of nano-sleep, my priorities have got to settle somewhere. I’m sure you understand.


That s...

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