First book of the ride done so here it is, and quite a book too...... Please, let me bring to your attention a superb book. I don't use "superb" very often, so in the heiracrchy of superlatives count it in. " And the weak suffer what they must" by Yanis Varoufakis is a detailed summary… Continue reading Ride Book…. Now I get it …..
From the moment, as a young boy, after closing the final page of “The Red Pony” , I was hooked on Steinbeck. Today, he is one of the few authors I go back to for pure re-reading enjoyment. (As Zappa said – too many books, too little time – or something like it.) The Monterey… Continue reading ‘Tis these I recommend for reading ….
There can't be many two lives more contrasting than that of a young Lancashire lad from Nelson, wrongfully charged with being a Soviet spy, and that of a beautiful young actress about to embark on a glamorous international life of stardom. A more different pair of teenagers you couldn’t find. Yet that is the unlikely… Continue reading Book Review: “Dear Fiona, Letters from a Suspected Soviet Spy” – Fiona Fullerton
In recent years, in fact for some time now, my reading choices have been driven by one key criteria. The author must not be English. Of course, there may have been the odd exception but they have been rare indeed. I know enough about England and it’s class system, thank you. I’ve had enough period… Continue reading Book Review: “This is how you lose her” – Junot Diaz
For there to be a biography there has to be a story. It is no surprise then that there have been several biographies of Caravaggio, because the story is full of adventure and intrigue. It is a story of rogues, thieves, prostitutes, power and the underworld. Andrew Graham-Dixon says in his excellent biography of the… Continue reading Swords and skulduggery – Caravaggio as James Dean.
You wouldn’t have thought that Keef likes to relax these days listening to Mozart and reading history books, wudjya ? I’m not particularly a Rolling Stones fan. I don’t have a “Tongue” T-shirt or keyring. The last album I bought was “Undercover” and that after a missing a couple. I think the best stuff they… Continue reading Keith Richards’ Shepherd’s Pie……..