When I was a teenager, the films that my friends and I most wanted to watch were marked with a large, lurid “18” logo. There was no explanation whether this was because of sex, violence or bad language (or all three.) We had to guess from the cover. Nowadays, the situation is more nuanced. Certificates are accompanied by explanatory material, justifying the rating. Continue reading
My debut novel, The Yoga Sutras, was published one year ago today. Publishing the book was a huge personal achievement for me, but it’s hardly been a bestseller. In order to punish myself for this failure and engage in some self-flagellation, I’ve decided to take a hard look at reviews of the book and see what I can learn. Continue reading
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This is how I plan to write my blog in future. I will keep this little guy in my basement and supply him with bananas until he produces an article I’m happy with. It’s a great method if you’re lazy but patient.
But how patient would I have to be? How long would it actually take? Continue reading
Steve: So, Steve, this has become something of a New Year tradition, hasn’t it?
Steve: What? Talking to myself?
Steve: Yes. It’s what I do all the time, really.
Steve: Almost like a crazy person.
Steve: Exactly. Continue reading
Wow! This book is a rollercoaster read. I finished it, then started reading it again immediately. It blew my mind.
I’ve just read it again for a third time, and felt compelled to write something. I want to evangelize on behalf of Ms Thomas and spread the word about this book. Continue reading
Lots of things come with a health warning these days. Cigarette packets tell you very clearly that SMOKING KILLS. Hot beverages warn of the risk of scalding.
Signs positioned outside public toilets warn of the danger of tripping over signs positioned outside public toilets.
“Danger of death” is my personal all-time favourite warning sign.
This is another post about my book. Sorry. I just needed to get it off my chest and tell someone. I told my goldfish about it, but they were so not interested.
I published my book three weeks ago and I’ve been looking forward to reading any reviews that might appear on Amazon. Well I got my first review, but it’s a little negative. In fact, it’s extremely negative: Continue reading