Category Archives: Books

Wolf Hall and the Man Booker Prize

In the past 41 years, 43 books have been awarded the Booker Prize, now called the Man Booker Prize. As of last night, I have read 27 of the 43 which is a pretty fair hit rate. Of the last … Continue reading

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Me An’ McEwan

First up, here’s something to listen to while you’re reading this. Just hit play and then you can continue scrolling. If you had told me in my 20s that I would be buying Ian McEwan’s new releases in hardback to … Continue reading

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Interview With Alan Moore

I just read a great new interview with the mage of Northampton, Alan Moore. The full text of the interview is here: http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/alan-moore.html.

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One Day I’ll Never Get Back

I know that it’s the easiest thing in the world to write a bad review of something. I get it. It’s much easier to be snarky and dismissive than to write a positive and appreciative review. I used to read … Continue reading

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Great Rock And Roll Pauses

I want this blog to be filled with the things that I like to start conversations about. Things that I come across and want to share. Things you might never otherwise find. I’m sure that I’ll never be the first … Continue reading

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Not Everything Should Be Illuminated

There’s a fantastic episode of Modern Family where Phil’s wife, Claire, sees him on TV at a basketball game and calls him for fun, only to see him check the caller ID and send the call to voicemail. Ouch. How … Continue reading

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