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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Originally published at Female First

Having heard much about Iain Banks, particularly since his death last year, I decided it was time to read his one of his most acclaimed novels – … 390 more words


On Iain Bank's 'The Quarry'

Iain Bank’s final novel, published posthumously in June 2013, is a book which doesn’t shy away from the difficulty of its subject. Kit, is an autistic teenager living on the edge of a quarry with his cancer-stricken father, Guy. 419 more words


Writer's Bloc

By Mike Small

I’m being Inspired by Independence (Word Power Books) edited by Ross Colquhoun and Christopher Silver and in particular the work of Lyndsay Allardyce (great gulls!); Meg Bateman on the land as the feminine principle and learning something more and deeper about our own culture (thank you thank you) and Alan Bissett’s hilarious… 4,088 more words


Weeks! #26: change and Korea

All staff address. Considering the number of structural changes are Department is going through, it was timely. I have lost a number of colleagues at my level recently and from 1 July my Branch has two new sections with new responsibilities and overall a slight change in direction. 678 more words

Chris Kluwe


Chris Kluwe is a former American football punter for Minnesota.

You can find Chris’ favorite books here:

Kurt Vonnegut

Iain Banks

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Follow Chris on Twitter here: @ChrisWarcraft


Favorite Books

The Kettle and the Silver Fox

Sitting by the River with a book and cup of coffee I found comfort in unpredictability.
There are kettles floating by and Silver Foxes are prowling the banks of the River Lee -but that’s not what’s got my attention. 254 more words


A ha…tis fun…tis true…but I find it haunting in a way it circles around me…always somehow a strand of truth inserts its way in…parts of you…you didn’t bargain to give away…even in good fun…