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The Fear Index

Forty years ago I was reading Frederick Forsyth novels, and these days my “must read author” is Robert Harris.

My favourite was Pompeii, Fatherland was superb, The Ghost was all too credible, and the re-telling of the sensational Dreyfus affair in an Office and Spy was awesome. 143 more words



I read Robert Harris’s Fatherland on my return from Germany. I spent the entirety of my stay there in Berlin, just south of the Reichstag, with a view over the Tiergarten and the Holocaust Memorial. 551 more words


Kate Atkinson and Eleanor Catton shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize

Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries feature on the “toughest choice of shortlist, from the strongest longlist, in the (Walter Scott) Prize’s five year history.” 131 more words


North Carolina Pastor Says the Devil Made Him Ask a Woman for Sex at Super 8 Motel

A Gastonia pastor said the devil led him to a Super 8, where police said he asked a woman for sex.


Imperium by Robert Harris

Note: This review is part of a weekly book review column that I write for City Journal, an English newspaper based in Thrissur, Kerala.

Published on 10/11/2012… 563 more words

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$5,000 bail for driver accused of hitting Steve "The Homer" True

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The man accused of driving a car that hit ESPN Milwaukee radio personality Steve “The Homer” True was in court on Tuesday, March 25th for his initial court appearance. 54 more words