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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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Spoilt for Genre

Genre - an interesting word. Definition: A type of class. a.  kind, category, or sort, esp of literary or artistic work b.  (as modifier) genre fiction. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) a category of painting in which domestic scenes or incidents from everyday life are depicted. It's a concept I never really thought about until I joined Authonomy. Whilst there, I grew from being a fledgling writer to understanding the art, its laws, and the fact that grammar and … [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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