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28 Feb

The Book of Deacon – Joseph Lallo

I was recommended The Book of Deacon whilst discussing good fantasy novels. It’s the first part in a trilogy by Joseph Lallo and was self published. Within 10 pages I was totally hooked. The descriptive text is simply breathtaking. Myranda Celeste wanders through a frozen waste spurned by those she meets. There is a piece […]

26 Apr

Ben Elton – Stark

In my quest for something to read on the bus I noticed Ben Elton – Stark at the top of the novel/comedy pile. That’ll do thinks I. I got the bus to work and read some. Then read some more on the way home on the bus. And still wasn’t in to it. The writing […]

03 Jun

Keeping down the inbox count

Catching up on my blog list has been fun. I was reading about the policy of E-mail zero where you aim to keep your inbox at 0 e-mails at all times by constantly properly filing your mail. Having fallen behind around 2 years ago mines is ever growing. I figured going for RSS zero was […]

11 May

On your Marks, get set, go!

I just finished reading two books I grabbed cheap in Virgin, Zavvi, Head. First up was Mark Thomas with As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade. This was really interesting, funny and horrifying in equal doses. Some brilliant anecdotes of groups set up to take on arms […]

12 Jan

New Book out by Craig Murray

After his spineless publishers gave in to legal threats from mercenary Tim Spicer, Craig Murray has pushed his latest book online for free. The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and Other Conflicts I Have Known is his autobiography from 1998 to 2002. It is also available to buy online through links on his site.

18 Dec

Random Reads

Last week I finally managed to pick up the much delayed issue of Buffy the comic, it was quite good. The cover art was amazing. I also grabbed Solomon Kane and the Underworld 2 parter, both of which were quite enjoyable although I think the Underworld story was covered in the second movie. I also […]

25 Nov


I currently have a large pile of unread books which is fast depleting. When Oxfam bookshop in Dundee was open I would be in weekly and regularly spent £10 on a Saturday. This closed and so my pile of “growing faster than I can read them” is slowly in reverse. One reason for this was […]

25 Nov

Thomas Paine

A book I have been slogging through for nigh on a year is Thomas Paine – social and political thought. I hadn’t been reading books for a while so to get back into it started taking them for the bus journey to work and back. Unfortunately this was probably a poor choice for reading early […]

25 Nov

Bad Thoughts

I recently finished the book Bad thoughts – a guide to clear thinking by Jamie Whyte. It was a really interesting and engrossing read. The book is split into a number of chapters, each dealing with a type of logical fallacies. These include “The right to my opinion” and “morality fever”. It is well written […]

12 Oct

Books Books Books

I intend to post some short reviews of books and movies and the like. To start that off I nicked this meme from someones blog 1) Look at the list and bold those you have read. 2) Italicize those you intend to read. 3) Underline the books you love. 4) Strike out the books you […]

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