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There is an implicit disclosure in the title of this post. Here is the explicit version: I am the subject of Chapter 5 of Heather LeFevre‘s book called Brain Surfing. I have a small reputational (not financial) vested interest in this book doing well. But there are much more important, non-vested reasons to buy this […]

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Everyone who saw the preview showing of Pressure at The Royal Lyceum Theatre on Saturday 3rd May knew that it was good. Very good. Exceptionally good. No doubt everyone who acted in the show knew from the audience reaction that it was very good too. We were enthralled and entertained from the get-go. Palpably so. […]

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I’m not long back from twelve days in the gorgeous Aragon region of northern Spain. It was brilliant. In fact it took our kids only three days to decide that they were having their best holiday ever. The following nine days did nothing to change their minds. And we parents felt much the same way. […]

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Empty. Empty is the feeling left by this book. It’s set in Los Angeles. I bought and read Bret Easton Ellis for the first time on a trip to LA in 1996. But that was American Psycho. Shockingly brilliant. Groundbreaking. Polarising. Impossible to ignore. This is Imperial Bedrooms. And, to be honest/harsh, it’s none of […]

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Gerry Farrell, the creative director of The Leith Agency would sometimes describe an advertising idea as having “got the Zeitgeist by the bollocks.” Well this book put the Zeitgeist’s wedding tackle in a vice back in 1998 and, rather than loosening its grip in the intervening years, it’s slowly been turning the screw ever since. […]

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Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk

Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67, on arrival Midwestern American airport greater xxxxxx area. Flight xxxxxx. Date xxxxxx. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name : Operation Havoc. Chuck Palahniuk is an extreme dude. Correction, I have no idea what kind of dude Chuck Palahniuk is. But he writes extreme […]

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