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Stonemouth

By Iain Banks I think I'd like to live in Stonemouth. In Scotland, on the coast - I imagine it all craggy and rocky, heather everywhere. There's something about living near the sea, the reason of which is as illusive as the ocean itself. Anyway, Stonemouth is a 'coming home' story. Stewart Gilmour, returning home to attend a funeral. He'd been run out of town five years previously for doing something, well, pretty stupid. Banks has a way of writing that creeps up on you and before you … [Read More...]

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Onwards and Upwards

So, I'm rewriting my first crime novel. It's been in progress since 2010 and gone through quite a few changes - the current draft is number twelve. I know, compared to other authors, twelve drafts isn't much - well, that's what I tell myself. Relative Justice (parts 1&2) is my first full-length crime/thriller story - so full in fact, I had to write a sequel to finish it. I'm happy with RJ2 and was hoping to have that available to read sometime in January, but then ... dun, dun, dun ... … [Read More...]

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The Glass Caves

Saw these guys playing on the streets of York, when I was there a week or so ago. I was very impressed by them. They have an EP out entitled Eboracum ... An unusual title, which I felt needed a bit of research. I'm assuming it's named after a … [Read More...]

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