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John Bayldon's Best Reads of 2014

My name is John Bayldon, and I have lived in Evanston for 10 years. I am part of a start-up company developing a 3D printer for carbon fiber reinforced materials. 236 more words

EPL's Best Reads Of 2014

North Queensferry...

…grumbles its way into Tuesday.

This viewpoint is up near the Primary School, and the low village dwelling kids must navigate their way up this steep brae, reluctantly filling their lungs with cold Winter air, and dragging their heels. 108 more words

Daily Photos With Words

The Wasp Factory - is full of bees

1 of 5 Stars

I’m pretty sure this book is supposed to be some fucked up metaphor. But I’m just too damn stupid to understand it. 154 more words


About 4 months ago I sat down and googled “100 Book to Read Before You Die.” I clicked the first link, the Guardian, I believe, and I picked a book at random. 645 more words

Alex Prud'homme

Books to look forward to in 2015

2014 was a pretty good year for new releases, and saw new fiction by some of my favourite authors. It looks like 2015 might be the same. 511 more words

Science Fiction

Surface Detail

Ever since I started drawing, I enjoyed combining the written word with art in any way possible. During my time at artschool, all I did was illustrating songtexts, phrases, sometimes even just one word. 32 more words


Iain Banks 'The Wasp Factory' Review

Written by: Matthew J. Barbour

The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks, has garnered many accolades since its initial release in 1984. The book has appeared on a number of greatest horror lists and in a poll was even named one of the top 100 novels of the century. 464 more words