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John Connolly’s Charlie Parker novels: why you should read them

Meeting John Connolly, author of the “Charlie Parker” novels.  Why you should you read them, and where should you start.   “They come now, the dark angels, the violent ones, their wings black against the sun, their swords unsheathed.“ Does evil exist independently?  To read this quotation from the third of John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series, The Killing Kind, one might think Connolly

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The Nameless Ones

Who knew that a conscience could be contagious? – Angel, musing, in The Nameless Ones I received my copy of The Nameless Ones, No. 19 in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series, the other day. I put down the book I was reading (the pretty good Die Tote vom Naschmarkt by Beate Maxian) and read The Nameless Ones at pace. I’ve

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Chernobyl fun fair
Miscellany

The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops, by E M Forster, is a brilliant analysis of how humankind is going wrong right now. Forster wrote it in 1909. Here

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Middlemarch quotations

This is my fourth and final collection of Middlemarch quotations. The book teems with exquisite epigrams, insights and laugh-out-loud observations. Read, and relish. I’ve published

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Robert Pimm podcasts

Robert Pimm podcasts are a new way of listening to posts about writing, books and stories. Comments and feedback humbly accepted. How about some Robert

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Blood Summit

Who is watching the watchers?

“Who is watching the watchers?” from the Latin phrase “quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”, is a preoccupation for modern democracies. Can we trust the people we

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