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Review: Comfort Station

“It is, in every way, a comfort station.  No, it’s sort of like the Oyster Bar — transplanted into a park.  It’s an inspiration for us. 

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Donald Westlake Novels

My Classic Movie Pick: Airplane!'s Inspiration, Zero Hour!

A friend posted on Facebook a meme featuring a scene from the 1980 comedic film Airplane!  I informed my friend that a film made in 1957, a serious drama, was the inspiration behind the comedic film.   843 more words

Movies

The airport challenge

Sitting at Heathrow airport recently waiting for a flight to Zurich – I won’t say at 5.30am – a look around the sleepy-eyed passengers revealed I was the only one with a book – that is a proper paper book – in my hands. 287 more words

A Boy's War Journal

'Overload' Book Review

I bought this book when I was twelvish/ thirteen..around that time but only got around to reading it at nineteen. And I’m really glad I did, I don’t think I would’ve fully absorbed the depth of it had I read it back when I bought it. 514 more words

Book Review

April 5 in history

456 St. Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

1242 During a battle of the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuffed an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 838 more words

History

Arthur Hailey Dishes Up a Literary Mac-and-Cheese in Hotel

Hotel is a lot like home: The settings, personalities, and action are all comfortably familiar. By the time you’re a quarter way through the novel, you know how the main plot line will end. 189 more words

Romance

A Coach at Heart Inspirations

I don’t pattern my writing after anyone or a particular book, but every author has inspirations. I have mine for sure.

When A COACH AT HEART was taking shape I could detect certain patterns developing that caught my attention. 623 more words

A Coach At Heart