Saturday 28 January 2012

How do I love thee?

With Valentine's Day approaching I thought I'd try a change of genre and review a love story. Not my usual field but surely, out of the thousands of books that I've read there must be a tale of a great love. Not perhaps in the crime genre, where relationships tend more to one night stands, hookers and divorce (not necessarily in that order).

My teen years were spent largely with sci fi and Lovecraft, even less promising. It wsn't until George Lucas arrived on the scene that sci fi discovered romance and I can't really imagine the great Cthulhu getting his end away with some slimy lesser great one.

Friday 27 January 2012

Robert B. Parker: Night Passage Reviewed

 Night Passage is the first in the Jesse Stone series, seeing Stone move from Los Angeles to Paradise on the Massachusetts coast to take up a position as Chief to the small Paradise Police Department. A good opportunity for a respected LAPD homicide detective, except the alcoholic Stone has just been fired by the LAPD.

Monday 16 January 2012

If you get a white page on this blog ...

My apologies to IE users who are seeing some white pages on Blogger blogs. Google has made significant upgrades to Blogger but didn't apparently test on Internet Explorer. I'm sure this was sloppiness rather than an attempt to push Chrome!

Google engineers have been informed and will fix the problem when they've finished playing Fussball. In the meantime, please view using Chrome or Firefox.

Sunday 15 January 2012

Give Queen new yacht for diamond jubilee, says Gove

Her Blessed Majesty, richest woman in the world, should be given a £60 million yacht, says Michael Gove. "Jolly nice of him," I thought, "why?" For staying alive a long time and hence reaching a diamond jubilee. Not particularly difficult to do when the likeliest thing to kill you is apoplexy from Phil's latest gaffe but never mind. It's very generous of one of the rich Tories to give such a generous gift.