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The Late, Late 2014 Post

Sunrise over Erith

It might be 2015 already, but for the sake of completism or something along those lines I figured I’d round-up the year just gone. 2014 was on a personal level the best year yet, but this isn’t the place for me to go on about that (I like retaining some degree of privacy, for all manner of reasons which would probably make a fun post, but of course is one I could never write, or at least publish for those very reasons, but I digress). However, it feels like this is the place for a quick and really incomplete run-down of all the stuff I enjoyed in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

The return of Frank Bascombe

Coastline post-Hurricane Sandy

Potentially rather exciting news for fans of Richard Ford with reports of him reading from a new Frank Bascombe story. Ford has written three books focusing on the character, and I am a huge fan of themRead the rest of this entry »

My Big Dumb Culture Diary: Part Three

This is where love has left me cover from Mississippi RecordsIt’s at this point that I realise this exercise is quite a strange, time-consuming and, dare I say it, exposing one. I’m not organised enough to write down everything as I go about my day, so end up self-editing, to an extent. And then the doubt. Oh, the doubt. Does this exercise make me seem dull and indulgent? Or do I look like a try-hard?Especially as I’m offering a particular, edited view of myself? Ah, who cares, here are days three and four… Read the rest of this entry »

My Big Dumb Culture Diary: Part Two

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2011 coverWell, onwards and upwards to part two of the culture diary. Pretty soon this may seem like a bad, and frankly narcissistic, idea. But until then, more of me pretending to be culturally aware, with hilarious (or not) consequences… Read the rest of this entry »

Ever wish a book would never end? (Richard Ford’s Bascombe Trilogy)

The Lay of the Land book cover - Richard FordFinally, after much procrastination, I have finished Richard Ford’s Bascombe Trilogy. That is, The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land. It hasn’t taken me so long because the books were hard work, far from it. It has taken me so long because I haven’t wanted to leave the life of the narrator, Frank Bascombe. Read the rest of this entry »