Category Archives: Rants about Books

HMD 2018

Yesterday I slouched into town for the annual Holocaust Memorial Day service, which is rather unfortunately held in an exposed park near the train-tracks, meaning that speakers are often drowned-out/interrupted by the sound of passing locomotives. Symbolic, or just annoying… … Continue reading

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Deck The Halls With Bots

I only discovered the surreal comedy-genius of Botnik Studios a couple days ago, via an article in The Guardian, but the site’s already given my belly-muscles a serious work-out (which I’m very grateful for, considering all the cheese and cakes … Continue reading

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Wrapped In Paper

[Contains re-classified dossiers and SPOILERS!!!] To properly prepare for the imminent arrival of Season Three, I decided to pick up a copy of Mark Frost’s epistolary novel The Secret History of Twin Peaks (2016), to read alongside the Entire Mystery … Continue reading

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Wrapped In Plastic – Pt. 3

[The conclusion of my lengthy ramble about Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery. Contains “sultry rock music” and SPOILERS!!!] Although I’ve seen Fire Walk with Me (1992) several times in the past, it’s always been in isolation from the TV series, … Continue reading

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Wrapped In Plastic – Pt. 1

[Contains damn fine coffee and SPOILERS!!!] I originally started watching the other-worldly whodunnit Twin Peaks (1990-1991) in order to parody it, in a comic strip I was drawing at the time. There was so much hype surrounding its arrival on … Continue reading

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Additional Anne

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK, so I figured this was as good a time as any to read my newly acquired copy of Anne Frank‘s Tales From The Secret Annex, which I was sadly unaware of until … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

It was only a couple days ago I was watching Carrie Fisher in a Christmassy episode of the comedy-panel-quiz 8 Out of 10 Cats, and marvelling (once again) at how acerbic and awesome she was… funny, feisty, and full of … Continue reading

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