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For My Child And Your Child Too.

I came this close, this close (holds forefinger and thumb together and squints left eye in demonstration of just how close) to writing a post about sadness. 1,971 more words


Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes

Last year Dorothy B. Hughes made my end-of-year highlights with her classic noir novel In a Lonely Place, the story of a damaged ex-Air Force pilot named Dix Steele. 1,466 more words

Book Reviews

The Long & Short Of It: A Review Of James Kelman's That Was A Shiver And Other Stories...

There is an argument which you may have heard, possibly on these pages, that while James Kelman is one of the finest novelists around today, the format which suits his writing best is the short story. 740 more words


How To Stop Time

Matt Haig

First Sentence:     I often think of what Hendrich said to me, over a century ago, in his New York apartment.

Back of the book: 286 more words


Himself by Jess Kidd #bookreview


When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland’s west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the village’s lies. 466 more words


For the Joy of Reading: That Was a Shiver

This is a difficult book.   By that, I do not mean that it is not worthwhile.   That is precisely what it is: worthwhile.   It is simply that James Kelman demands that you should stop and think about what he has written.   491 more words

Books And Reading

Baking With Kafka: Comics by Tom Gauld

Baking With Kafka: Comics by Tom Gauld

Review by Kylie Thompson

Rating: 4 stars

Genre: comics

Publisher: Canongate/ Allen & Unwin

Tom Gauld might not be a name you instantly recognise (though it should be), but it’s a safe bet that if you’re a reader with social media, you’ve stumbled upon, or shared, his work. 388 more words

Kylie Thompson