Colin Bateman Interview Published in The Sunday Business Post on April 13th, 2008 For some novelists, writing is a tortuous process, with each paragraph and page struggling to come to life. Not so for Colin Bateman. The ex-journalist has successfully applied his newspaper skills to the world of fiction writing and, as a result, enjoys… Continue Reading
The Last Theorem. By Arthur C Clarke and Frederik Pohl, HarperVoyager, €22 Published in The Sunday Business Post on August 31st, 2008, reviewed by Alex Meehan It’s always tempting to address a writer’s body of work through their most recently published book, and never more so than when the writer in question has recently passed… Continue Reading
This thing is just awesome. It looks like the inventors have built and are marketing military-drones . . . but mostly they just look like really cool toys. I wonder if they’re hard to fly? MikroKopter – HexaKopter from Holger Buss on Vimeo.
Liberty By Garrison Keillor Faber and Faber, €14 Published in The Sunday Business Post on January 25th, 2009, reviewed by Alex Meehan Since the mid-1980s, Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon books have enjoyed a cult following among readers who delight in his colour f u l and homely depictions of Middle America. Liberty is the latest… Continue Reading
Lavinia By Ursula Le Guin Gollancz, €18 Published in The Sunday Business Post on May 31st, 2009, reviewed by Alex Meehan Ursula Le Guin is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy, but with Lavinia she has sunk her teeth into an altogether more literary challenge. Part historical fiction, part fantasy and… Continue Reading
Do not adjust your set! As part of bringing this blog back to life, I’m experimenting with different wordpress themes, to find one that suits. So you’ll probably find this page looks different every time you visit for a few days as I try a few out to see which ones fit. That is all.
The Strain By Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan HarperCollins, €14 Published in The Sunday Business Post on July 12th, 2009, reviewed by Alex Meehan Set in New York City, The Strain starts with a mysterious Boeing 777 arriving at JFK airport from Europe. The plane lands normally when suddenly the lights go out, the… Continue Reading