Monthly Archives: September 2011

Interruption to Normal Programming

On Saturday I referred to my computer on here as a steaming heap of cameron. On Sunday it threw a wobbly, at first only turning on in ‘safe’ mode and then refusing to turn on at all. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Crime on Film

Not only did I read crime/thriller books during August, but I also watched a fair few DVDs. Reservoir Dogs (1992) Early Tarantino, dialogue rich, but restrained compared to what was to come from him. I bought the ‘Petrol Can’ DVD set … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Weekend #14

ITEM: The other day I bumped into an old friend, somebody I hadn’t seen in years. He has a good job, money in the bank, a girlfriend and big house, but I still have all my own hair. Yay! Follicles … Continue reading

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“The Lady in the Tigris” by Daniel Kaysen

With the mention of ‘Tigris’ in the title, you could be forgiven for assuming that this story from Black Static #17 is a sequel to the earlier “Babylon’s Burning”. In fact that’s the only point of coincidence, and this story … Continue reading

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Criminal Pursuits #1

Over the course of the summer I deviated from my usual practice of reading horror(ish)books for review and read some crime/thriller titles for fun, only I’m now going to review them on here because, to paraphrase that Socrates guy, as … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time, There Were Three Little Girls

Ah yes, three beautiful women who will go out into the world and do your bidding, while you remain a mysterious, detached voice on the other end of a phoneline. It’s the ultimate macho power fantasy. Well no, actually it … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Weekend #13

ITEM: For some reason I’ve been binge eating this last week. Freudians credit excessive eating as a substitute for sex, and if that theory holds water and I carry on at this rate, by the end of the month I’ll … Continue reading

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