Lately I’ve been thinking about what’s missing from the way I read. I read a lot, you see, but I’ve noticed a definite disparity between not only the kind of books I tend to read, but what I take from them. I don’t really learn. I read for pure pleasure on the whole and it’s […]
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Today I am delighted to welcome onto my blog a brand new and rather marvellous author I met through good old twitter. He recently published his rather gritty urban fantasy ‘Crimes Against Magic’ and, by all accounts (and judging by the reviews), he’s doing rather well. I read the prologue and chapters one and two on his blog […]
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Well, as promised, I bring to you my tribute to the wonderful Anne McCaffrey, who has sadly passed away at 85 years of age. I’ve read many of her books, but these comprise my top five of an awesome legacy of literature left by this remarkable woman. Without further ado then and in no particular […]
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1. William Seward Burroughs. Lugubrious master of hallucinogenic, laconic prose, this mad master of the beats first came into my life, as he may have done for many others, as the slow drawling Tom the Priest in Drugstore Cowboy. I didn’t know he was a writer but I liked his style. Then came Naked Lunch […]
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