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Ground zero

The Place:  Beneath the clock, Waterloo Station, London
The Time:  11:04 am (BST), Sunday 28 June 2015

The moment that all of creation had been leading up to (in common with all other moments) finally arrived on Sunday.   752 more words

The warder of the brain

As we start this textual journey together, I have no idea whether there will be any jokes (even those of the barely detectable variety which tend to adorn GofaDM) or whether it will stand only as a failed attempt to exorcise some of my existential angst.   1,353 more words

Review: Stonemouth (S1 E2/2), Thursday 18th June, BBC2

The second part of this adaptation of Iain Banks’s penultimate novel needed to be better than the first. Of that there’s no doubt. I do have to put my hands up and admit that I got something wrong in my review of that first instalment – I said that episode hadn’t revealed why Stewart Gilmore (Christian Cooke) had been run out of Stonemouth, incurring the wrath of the town’s number one gang boss Don Murston (Peter Mullen on extreme gravel-voiced form). 561 more words

British Crime Drama

Review: Stonemouth (S1 E1/2), Thursday 11th June, BBC2

Stonemouth isn’t your usual crime drama, in so far that there aren’t any police procedural elements to it. Instead, and like the 1996 series, The Crow Road, Stonemouth is about a young man returning to his hometown and solving a mystery. 849 more words

British Crime Drama

Scottish Drama Stonemouth Proves Me Wrong About Iain Banks

Aside from our children, each other and cake, I reckon it’s fair to say the thing James and I love most is books. Our little house has more than its fair share scattered about the place, and I’m pleased to say our children seem to be picking up our passion too. 480 more words


Just like Cold Sores and Coldplay

It’s been a long time.  A health problem knocked me out of action for a couple of months, but now I’m back on track to making a full recovery.  1,829 more words

Top Ten Tuesday - 2nd June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish

This week is: Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows… 318 more words