He watched the house from the dark beneath the old eucalypt that grew near the wall, waiting for the lights… Read more Invincible – Part One
At the time I thought their reaction ridiculous. I was twenty-eight, and the CD player was the latest craze.
This novel has a lot to offer, a rich fabric woven of strong characters, good dialogue, plot twists and puzzles.
not worth the price of the ticket ★½ (Bell Shakespeare 2018) What piece of theatre could be more apt in… Read more Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Review –
Josie was on her knees scrubbing the toilet floor when the doorbell rang. She pulled off her rubber gloves as… Read more The Sister
Many people have asked me what this poem is about. One young male friend in my workshopping group thought it… Read more Reflection on the genesis of ‘Why have you come?’
Fever Dream is translated by Megan McDowell from the original Spanish and was published by Oneworld Publications in 2017. Opaque… Read more Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Themes: redemption through suffering, family breakdown, domestic violence, grief and resilience. More subtly, the film… Read more Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Here the dieter lags behind,
crippled by fashion
Oliver yawns and rolls his head slowly, easing the stiffness that has gathered while he slept. The gentle heat of… Read more The Trainer