Why I hated reading The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (and why that’s okay)

While still nursing a substantial New Year hangover at the start of 2015, I was suitably impressed with Simon Stephens’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time. It’s an innovative show with excellent casting, powerful scripting choices, and some emotive dialogue and performances. What’s really curious to me however, is how little I

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The Fault In Our Arse

Somebody recently advised me that the “Author Review” space on GoodReads is a great place to share the experience of writing the book, and how you feel about the finished work. With that in mind, here’s my Author Review of TFIOS parody, “The Fault In Our Arse” which is still available for just 99p on Amazon. Collaborating on The Fault In Our Arse with

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Hype, Hysteria and Haters

So earlier this week I posted a review of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars to GoodReads. I am a huge fan of the work of John and his brother Hank, but I wasn’t a fan of the book. So if you’re a fan of The Fault in Our Stars, I don’t overly recommend you read that review. It isn’t written for entertainment, and is a rather meticulous explanation of why I

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London Book Fair 2014

Having been to London Book Fair last year and thought about returning pretty much constantly since, my happiness at being back there was inevitable. In fact, I was happy just to be in Earl’s Court again, I love that place and will miss it when it closes. This year I discovered an excellent way to slow the inevitable leg pains that come from conferences and

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To Boldly Go..

At London Film and Comic Con I had the fortune (between yelling “I’M REALLY NERVOUS!” at Peter Dinklage and pretending to communicate telepathically with Jan Chappell) to come across a “free books!” stall managed by the guys from Loncon3. not everything at comic-con costs a fortune Resisting the urge to go absolutely mental and clean out their entire

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London Book Fair 2013 b

Getting up at 3am and to London at 7am, I somehow found myself inside Earl’s Court before it was officially “open” and had plenty of time to check out the lush spaces and marvel at the fact that this was the very same Earl’s Court where a teenage me threw up during a Radiohead show 10 years ago. Feeling a little like the only man there not in a suit, I

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