Category: words

Meanings, thoughts about how words are used. Odd observations and thoughts.


With some stories it is the art that arrives with you first; with some it is the words – neither of these is a bad thing, they just speak of different techniques perhaps, but with Invisible Inc from Brendan McGinley Read more…


I read all kinds of books – why? Because I like to find things out. Would I have hunted this book out or even picked it up in the normal course of things? No, probably not. The way it came Read more…


Out Of The Gutter never pulls any punches and Issue 5 is no exception. If you like your fiction mean and dirty; want writing that has that gut-churning authenticity which keeps you coming back for more, then this is the Read more…


From one book of essays to another; from one book which I found essential to another which I found to be the total opposite, and it pains to me say that. I like David Mamet – I like his films Read more…


When you read a book of essays you are hoping to get an insight into the subjects under discussion that you may not have arrived at by yourself; or you are looking for an opinion on something that you are Read more…


I will admit that this book was a hard one to read for me but I wanted to persist with it because it was recommended to me by a friend and, despite the fact that I don’t agree with a Read more…


There is something that struck me about Gibson, reading this latest novel, and that was a quality of his prose that I had not noticed before. The scenes that he presents are like those slides of specimens that scientists use Read more…


The Catcher In The Rye is one of those books that seems to suffer from being part of the landscape. I had forgotten, until a recent re-reading, how vital a voice this book has. There are a few terms which Read more…


Check out this great resource for independent writers and fans of independent literature. Have an independently produced book, cd or any other kind of media? Then this is the place you need to be. Click the image to go to Read more…


Go and check out my friend R. Monaleza’s newly redesigned site. For everyone who is into spoken word, poetry, fiction, anything creative to do with the written word this is the place to be. Poephics