A Review: JK Rowling – A Casual Vacancy

So, you’ve probably heard… JK Rowling wrote a novel for adults. Not an adult novel (nudge nudge, wink wink) but a normal novel that adults would buy. Apparently she has taken a bit of a pounding in the press for it too. It is called “The Casual Vacancy” and is...

Poetry In Motion

It’s been basically 6 months since I unleashed For Your Or Someone Like You on the world, so I thought it was time for a check in and report back. Mainly for me of course, but also for you, ever invisible, unknown reader! So, I think it has gone pretty well really. I...

Second Chapter Down

This week I have completed two entire chapters. This is the most writing I have done on the book in its entire genesis. I am aiming to get up to 3 or even four chapters a week in the coming days. The story is gaining momentum for me, and, as it rushes to its...

Showing Some Culture

I finished Iain M Banks’ latest Culture novel, The Hydrogen Sonata last night so excuse me if I should sound like I have taken an exotic cocktail of psychoactive drugs. Fuck my long suffering brain! I love Mr Banks’ science fiction series of Culture novels. I love it...

Public Non-Transport

As regular readers will know from last year, I have been getting around on foot, bus, taxi and train the last while. So, this Saturday I was invited to what looked like it was going to be a big party. So, I wasn’t gonna drive. There is a new company in JHB that is...