Monthly Archives: May 2008

Little Monsters: review and interview

Little Monsters has just been reviewed by Kay Sexton. You can find the review, followed by an interview with me, on Writing Neuroses, here. Kay’s questions were challenging and fun, and I’ve done my best to answer them. I can … Continue reading

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Many posts ago, I quoted a colleague who commented that that the fact we share so much of our DNA with chimps (and, for that matter, sea cucumbers) is only significant if we think of DNA as non-sequential. If, on … Continue reading

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Daft Punk: Harder Better Faster Stronger

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Lesser god stuff

Nine days before Gay Pride is supposed to take place in Rome (Saturday, 7 June), the organisers have discovered that the march can no longer end in Piazza San Giovanni, despite authorisation having been granted in April. Why not? Because … Continue reading

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I don’t know if Colchester is a typically or untypically ungodly example of modern urban Britain, but of the three churches open last Friday one had been converted into a museum, one into a shop and the third, although still … Continue reading

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Colour chart, Colchester

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Head overhead

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Head over heels

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The last place you’d expect to find a review of the O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 is in what purports to be a review of the 2008 collection – just out. But the Manila Standard Today is clearly a paper … Continue reading

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(Sic) as a parrot

Watching daytime TV yesterday (yes, I’ve been staying with my mother), I noticed spelling mistakes in two consecutive ads. In the first, for a removal company (I think), ‘geographical’ was spelt ‘georgraphical’ (note the intrusive ‘r’). In the second, claims … Continue reading

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