“People under seventy and over seven are very unreliable if they are not cats.”
This week's poem is H. P. Lovecraft's An American to Mother England. I hope you enjoy it!
That ‘Art is long and life is short’ is a truth which every one feels, or ought to feel; yet surely those who were in London last May, and had in one week the opportunities of hearing Rubenstein play the Sonata Impassionata, of seeing Wagner conduct the Spinning-Wheel Chorus from the Flying Dutchman, and of studying art at the Grosvenor Gallery, have very little to complain of as regards human existence and art-pleasures.
Today we have an interview with author Lauren Jimerson! What were you like at school? I was the quiet kid in school with a popular big brother. No one knew that I existed. Which writers inspire you? JK Rowling. Harper Lee. Octavia Butler. George RR Martin. Christopher Paul Curtis. Some nice choices there. Martin's Fevre … Continue reading Author Interview: Lauren Jimerson
I recently reviewed Maria Luisa Lang's The Pharaoh's Cat and I absolutely loved it. The Eye of Nefertiti is its sequel and is just as excellent! The cat must free Queen Nefertiti from a horrific curse The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh's Cat. The time-traveling ancient … Continue reading Review: The Eye of Nefertiti
This week's Short Story is Mike Russell's Dunce. I hope you enjoy it. Dunce is from Mike's first short story anthology Nothing Is Strange. He also has a book of longer short stories called Strange Medicine.
Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye.
I spend a lot of time looking at and for strange things, but sometimes I am surprised. You can buy Salvador Dali perfume. Sadly, there is no description of it's smell, but I'm hoping for a swan-elephant juxtaposition. Elegant and strong. I'd love to know if anyone has actually tried the stuff.
Here are some books already released this year which I'm looking forward to reading, along with links to reviews. When The Floods Came - by Clare Morrall A dystopian coming-of-age tale that doubles as a paean to the author’s home town. Review by Catherine Taylor - Financial Times 2. Radiance - by Catherynne M Valente Severin Unck's … Continue reading 10 Books Released in 2016 that I’m Looking Forward to Reading!