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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham- What a great book to review!

Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazon offered this novel as one of a selection of free books. I knew nothing about the author and chose Sleepyhead just because it seemed the best one on offer. 160 more words


John Scalzi's Lock In Takes the 'Artificial' out of AI

Martin Pistorius was locked in his frozen body for twelve years, unable to communicate with the family caring for him day and night. After a severe illness in his youth, he lost the ability to move, and doctors assumed he was in some sort of vegetative state. 578 more words

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Locked in syndrome

I saw a national news report last week about Martin Pistorius. At age 12 he came home sick from school and quickly grew worse, lapsing into a coma that lasted for some 3 years. 733 more words

Joy Comes in the Morning

I’m in two minds about posting this. I feel like it doesn’t really have a point. But, it’s all part of my journey so decided to include it. 844 more words


Jean-Dominique Bauby: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I stumbled upon the book The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Baubyn a small hostel in Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand. 192 more words

Sunshine through the nostril of a Japanese nurse

How to explain the magnificence of a live woman body? Well, there is this short story, a fiction written by a Japanese writer whom I have forgotten the name. 623 more words


You are what the French call "Les Incompétents" - Home Alone

I had hoped 2015 would be better than 2014, but it does not seem that it’s going to go that way….

I’ve been fighting with the nursing staff at the hospital for weeks now because they are neglectful when it comes to Tony.   812 more words