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Ablutions, Soho Theatre

We sometimes talk about theatre that intoxicates; performance that, like a drug, invades the senses. But how often does it really achieve the warmth, the fuzziness, the edge of nausea that comes from one (or two, or three) too many drinks? 459 more words


'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt

Darkly comic, set in the Californian Gold Rush-era, The Sisters Brothers is a grippingly original tale of death, mayhem and redemption.

Yet, with the announcement of the inclusion of Patrick deWitt’s sophomore novel in the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, many a critic’s eyebrow was raised.  432 more words

Booker Prize

Ablutions @ The Soho Theatre Review

Ablutions: an act of washing oneself. A word associated with ceremonial routines, sacred and ritualistic in its nature, how could this possibly relate to the goings on of a small LA Based bar you may ask? 429 more words


Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan is one of the most unusual writers you’ll come across. His style has been described as naive,and he’s certainly surreal,humorous and dark in places. 276 more words

Being A Writer Is Tough

Unlike any ‘western’ I’ve ever read. It’s gritty, violent, relentless, and often utterly ridiculous. I liked it.

No. 8 on my challenge.