1000 Posts Later…

A little over six years ago I started this blog as a place to archive some of the freelance writing I was doing for different magazines and newspapers, as well a seeing a place for original articles and entries related to my radio work. Now, as I hit 1000 posts, I thought I'd take a... Continue Reading →

The Dune Saga by Frank Herbert

If you've been following this blog for a while you'll probably have picked up the idea that I'm a fan of Dune - from Frank Herbert's original novel to David Lynch's film, and much of the surrounding lore, both of the fictional world of the books and in regard to other adaptions of it from... Continue Reading →

Hollywood by Charles Bukowski

Hollywood has many faces, as I've recently seen with a rewatch of La La Land and The Decline of Western Civilisation, but its most famous is, of course, the film industry. Famously led by an insular network of producers and 'money men' who employ directors, actors and, here most crucially, writers (amongst others) to create... Continue Reading →

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

It's probably a fair assumption to make that most people know the name The Big Sleep from the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall vehicle that is the 1946 movie. Before that though it was the debut novel of hardboiled detective writer Raymond Chandler and it introduced the world to his most famous creation, private eye,... Continue Reading →

It by Stephen King

Stephen King’s sprawling epic is one of the stories that has become ingrained in the popular culture of the last three decades. A big part of that will be down to Tim Curry staring TV adaptation and the more recent movie version, but also thanks to the sheer scale and relatability of the novel. Even... Continue Reading →

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