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Book 48: The Crow Road, Iain Banks (1992)

Location: 1847, Great Western Arcade. Another veggie restaurant with delicious halloumi fish’n’chips. Highly recommended!

Chosen by: Lorna

Category: Favourites

Review: With one of the most famous opening lines ever—“It was the day my grandmother exploded”, The Crow Road has become somewhat of an icon. 580 more words


Book Review: A Song of Stone by Iain Banks

I acquired this three years ago shortly after the author’s death. Previously, I had read only Excession which was his science fiction “trade name”. I was aware that what he wrote under his books where he used the M or did not use the M were very different. 489 more words

Book Review


one of my poetry buddies got into a magazine the other week. not news in itself so much but noteworthy for me because it’s a magazine that despite several (oh yes) attempts, in various formats and styles, with material that’s gone on to be published elsewhere, i’ve singularly failed to get anywhere with it. 810 more words

I Am Writing

Excerpt from Espedair Street

A car drones down St Vincent Street, stops at the Newton Street traffic lights, idling in the mixture of darkness and yellow sodium-vapour light. Its exhaust curls, the left indicator winks. 163 more words


'Old Friends and New Enemies' by Owen Mullen

Old Friends and New Enemies

When Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron is engaged to find a missing husband, his contacts soon lead to a body in the mortuary. 467 more words



“All our lives are symbols. Everything we do is part of a pattern we have at least some say in. The strong make their own patterns and influence other people’s, the weak have their courses mapped out for them. 13 more words