I hate seeing errors of this nature in my work. I really do try to catch them all before the book goes to print, but, obviously, I am not as successful as I thought I was.
Everything in this book is true. I sincerely wish that it wasn't. Maybe someday it won't be true. I wish I could be alive then.
I like science fiction and, as with so many other enthusiasts, I was excited by the prospect of watching James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ when it was first released. After seeing it, however, I was haunted by a persistent feeling of déjà vu. The story goes like this: an ex-soldier is recruited by a private firm to … Continue reading Avatar (2009) Revisited
Almost there! It is quite a feeling to complete a project like writing a novel. I am not sure if I have captured any of it in my previous fourteen posts. The book is very close to being finished. In many respects this is the most difficult part of any artistic creation no matter what … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Fifteen
I am not a fan of zombies. I have always found them rather limited as a horror staple. I do, however, enjoy Korean movies. I decided to try Kingdom simply because it was set in medieval Korea and included not just the zombie element but also all the court intrigues involved in a power struggle … Continue reading Kingdom (Netflix)
Being stuck at home under lockdown makes this an opportune time to indulge myself with another of my passions; cinema! My wife used to work in a video store, back when they were a viable business. She was required to know about films so as to advise the customers, which meant that she brought a … Continue reading Flatliners (1990) Revisited
Several reviewers have stated that this film is just one man's descent into insanity; it is not. Joker is one man discovering that society has descended into insanity and it is pulling him down to join it. Arthur Fleck's status as a victim is not an excuse for the crimes he later commits, it is … Continue reading Joker (2019)
Over the weekend I got some cheering news. First, a reader posted a 5 Star Review of ‘Eugenica’, which is always uplifting. As I wrote recently, this is my most personal book and it means an awful lot to me. I have struggled to find a readership for it, however. Despite the lack of uptake … Continue reading A Little Goes a Long Way
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
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)