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
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
When should you write? How can you find time for writing a book – or two, or eight? Do writing targets – eg two hours
The Spanish Flu of 1918 offers some interesting lessons and parallels as the world of 2020 struggles to contain the Coronavirus. “This is the greatest
If you are a self-published author, how many copies should you aim to sell? How to publish a book and remain happy by managing expectations.
What will happen after coronavirus? What if the cure is worse than the disease? What if after COVID-19 we have COVID-21, COVID-35 and COVID-42? Lockdowns,
A famous poem highlights difficult English pronunciation and spelling. It is easy to start learning English but the pronunciation is a challenge. Phonetic, or not?
The Overton window is a way of describing the acceptable range of political culture at any given moment. Wikipedia defines it as “the range of
How to cope with uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis? Dealing with uncertainty is easier with practice and a bit of structure. ‘Are you refusing to
A review of Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered, reflecting on what it says about the mood of contemporary America. With numerous quotations from “Unsheltered”. Barbara Kingsolver is
Ten reasons to like Austria, ranging from flak towers in Vienna to food, lakes, mountains, statues, counterculture, art, traditions and ancient mysteries. As the coronavirus crisis
Should you read W Somerset Maugham? The one-time master of the short story has fallen out of fashion. But his tales can still electrify. You
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During the coronavirus lockdown I cheered myself up by looking at some of my pictures of Lesotho. Then I thought “maybe these would cheer up
Robert Pimm readings: in February 2020, before Coronavirus, I did two readings in Berlin from my thriller Blood Summit, and one in Vienna, from my black comedy Seven
Interview with Robert Pimm: someone recently did an interview with me using the “60 Seconds” format. I found the questions searching, and had to invest
I know at least 80 million reasons to like Turkey. Turks are tremendous people with immense culture, wonderful history and a great language. But here
One person’s experience of Coronavirus Vienna: lockdown, closures – and a wonderful city, even in coronavirus times. Plus 36 pictures of Vienna in lockdown. When
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