As with many subjects I have written about book reviews before, particularly my attempts to encourage readers to post their opinions about my books. I am happy to be able to write, therefore, about a review that a reader posted with no such encouragement from myself. The book in question is ‘Mesozoic’, my technological thriller … Continue reading The Value of the Review
Here I lie in my hospital bed Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again? Oh, I don't think I can wait that long Oh, you see that I'm not that strong (Lyrics by Richards, Faithful, and Jagger) It is 2019 and I am still recovering from surgery that I had some nine … Continue reading Goodbye, Sister Morphine
As biographical films go this movie achieves a clever launch of the story of Laurel and Hardy. It begins with the pair informing the audience all about their lives in 1937 as they conduct a conversation while making their way to the set of their latest film, ‘Way Out West’. It is a very clever … Continue reading Stan & Ollie (2018)
Nope. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions many years ago. I can remember listening to a discussion on the subject on the radio in which someone pointed out that this whole making a resolution for the New Year had become meaningless because it had become socially acceptable to break the resolution within a matter of … Continue reading Not Another New Year’s Resolution?