New Year's Eve Barbecue


I’m not really into the whole New Year’s resolution thing. I think if you’re going to do…

Boy with books

Would You Read This?

I’m nearly there I think, with my manuscript almost ready to pitch to agents. I’m just polishing…

The Genre Fountain

A very interesting piece on classifying literature with genre, and why it’s a shit thing to do.

Hare and gone

I’ve wondered about this story for years, having regularly visited this part of the Chase. It just…

Men’s Rights Activists

The Men’s Rights Movement, summed up in a dialogue. MRA: Mommy, mommy, I want that ball MOM:…

European Elections 2014 – a note on protest votes

It’s the European Elections on Thursday. We get a say in how we divvy up 73 seats….



I am stuck.

Need a big piece of paper and some crayons. I think I can work it out then. Sadly, being at work, that’s not an option right now.

Ho hum, I await my train journey with anxious excitement.


[Review] Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The mystery and fear of Lovecraft meets…

Patrick Rothfuss Amsterdam - 095

[Review] The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely sublime writing….


[Review] Lost City by Jay Stringer

Lost City by Jay Stringer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent end to a gritty and…