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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Posts added in September 2006

Five Questions: Todd A

1. Why do you blog? I can’t stop telling people what I think no matter how little they’re interested. 2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you? Actually a statement by one author influenced me more than anything. Ian Flemming once said that he wanted his writing to be literate but not literature. It […]

Five Questions: Saving Carravagio

1. Why do you blog? I’m not very good at it. But on a hokey level – to reach out to readers and let them in at the same time. 2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you? It all started with Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment & Camus’ The Outsider. 3. Which three blogs […]

The Sony Reader

The Sony Reader has arrived. If you follow the link you can see a demonstration. About the size of a paperback it has enough memory to hold the contents of around 80 books, and it will take an extra memory card if that’s not enough for you. You can also play mp3 and audio files […]


On the Banksy website there was a section called Manifesto which quoted an extract from the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett Gonin DSO, who was among the first British soldiers to liberate Bergen-Belsen in 1945. The extract was rather lengthy and much of it fairly tough-going, but Willett Gonin notes, eventually, the arrival in […]

Five Questions: The Cassandra Pages

1. Why do you blog? To express myself in an immediate way, and to communicate with others. Reflecting on daily life comes naturally to me, perhaps because I am a long-time journal-keeper and letter-writer. Blogging is a combination of the two. It’s a very satisfying medium for me. 2. Which author and/or book has most […]