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Black Water by Louise Doughty

In Indonesia in 1965, fifty-one years ago, a coup against President Sukarno was crushed by the military leadership of Suharto and the blame fell on the Communist Party (PKI) which led to mass killings of suspected Communist members, sympathizers, and their families. 1,214 more words

Literary Criticism

Books 2016

The reading year for me began more or less as the last one ended, re-reading my way through Virginia Woolf – soon to be joined, looking for a little balance perhaps – or is that ballast? 510 more words

Writers & Writing

Review: 'Black Water' by Louise Doughty

This book was an interesting read for me. It’s not something I would pick up on my own, as thrillers are not my thing. Even if I were considering one, the title, cover and blurb would all have put me off.  279 more words


Killer Women Dispatches #4: I preferred the book/film

The final panel session of the day at the inaugural Killer Women Crime Writing Festival was ‘I Preferred The Book/Film’, which saw Erin Kelly host a discussion with four, best-selling authors – Paula Hawkins, SJ Watson, Alex Marwood and Louise Doughty – talking about their experiences of their work being adapted for the big and small screen. 384 more words

Crime Drama

Jersey Festival of Words: The Crime Panels

My intention was that I would blog about Jersey Festival of Words while I was there. However, that was derailed partly because I had my own event to prepare for and partly because I was having far too good a time to sit down and write. 1,940 more words


Black Water - Louise Doughty

It came to him then, what was going to happen. They were going to kill him. Take a break for a while, Amsterdam had said. … 876 more words