The Dim-Post

February 23, 2010

Picture o’ the day

Filed under: media — danylmc @ 4:04 pm

Via Andrew Sullivan, Simon Brown West Yorkshire was blinded by sniper fire in Basra in 2006. It’s a glass eye.

Speaking of Yorkshire, anyone else checked out the Red Riding trilogy?


  1. Red Riding is a great series. I liked GB84 as well, but it was just too depressing.

    Comment by bearhunter — February 24, 2010 @ 9:03 am

  2. What a granstander this guy is.

    Comment by Dave Mann — February 24, 2010 @ 10:05 am

  3. wonder what exactly he lost his eye for

    Comment by millsy — February 24, 2010 @ 11:17 am

  4. Can I make a comment about one-eyed jingoism?

    I’m two movies into the trilogy – it’s pretty good stuff and accurately captures David Peace’s original novels (which actually are a quartet … for some reason 1977 didn’t make it to screen). Baddies are very bad, goodies aren’t all that good, and virtue doesn’t have a shit show of winning.

    If you like James Elroy then you’ll like these books – Peace basically has pinched Elroy’s style and applied it to an “it’s grim oop North” milieu.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — February 24, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  5. 1977 was dropped from the films because of budget — they couldn’t afford to do four. Maybe 1977 was seen as the one that moves the greater plot along the least, but found 1983 the weakest book — too much of a re-cap.

    Comment by the dude abides — February 24, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

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