Of all the books people have raved to me about recently, the only one I really enjoyed was The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. What a great book that is! I like it a lot. A few years ago I wote a story called ‘Fucking Narnia’ that was pretty much based on the same idea, of [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Murakami’
Finished it last night. And as I put the book down for the final time, my words were, ‘What a load of rubbish.’
Bonjour! C’est la fin de semaine and that’s about all the French I can manage at this time on a Friday afternoon.
Managed to work out the voice recorder on my phone, and dictated notes and thoughts as I walked to work. Quite a lot of useless ramblings but now at least I can listen [...]
A bits and pieces sort of post this morning. Brain is not cooperating fully and is demanding eggs and fruitcake.
Working on novel yesterday – not the ‘finished’ draft, but the half-written novel I abandoned in order to write the other novel. I was so incredibly stuck with it when I gave it up, and [...]
I abandoned writing yesterday in order to start reading 1Q84, which I am enjoying so far. It doesn’t have the immediacy and instant ahhh of his other novels (except for After Dark, which I loathed), but then again it is a MASSIVE book. I know this probably makes me sound shallow, but I do prefer [...]
Wrote 400 words of a new short story yesterday. (Go me!)
After the thoughtful discussions here and on facebook yesterday about settings in fiction, I found myself having a very clear idea of when and where these new characters were. It’s interesting to remind myself that the very fact of writing about a place adds [...]