Old Soldiers

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjBYVlfMmUU/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet If you like horror fiction, check out the work I am doing with Jack Howarth on the art project, A Sky of Broken Smiles.

A Sky of Broken Smiles

https://www.instagram.com/askyofbrokensmiles/?hl=en A collaboration between myself and Jack Howarth. Words and pictures trying to capture the horror of the world before it becomes so huge that you cannot see it. If you are on Instagram, come and have a look. There's new original work coming from me early next year, and also a large project which … Continue reading A Sky of Broken Smiles

Watching and Reading.

WE OWN THIS CITY Based on a true story and a subsequent book, this is a compact, thoughtful and passionate indictment of police and political corruption. Jon Bernthal's soulful and self-destructive performance gives the whole story a raw and rugged authenticity. It is a considered production with the same melancholy wisdom as The Wire. THE … Continue reading Watching and Reading.

What I’ve Been Reading and Watching

Moon Witch, Spider King. Brutal, earthy and poignant. James' ongoing Night Star trilogy goes back to events before the first book, and the single protagonist, Solonga, the eponymous Moon Witch is compelling and complex as any character in fiction. The patois James uses for her has a gorgeous rhythm to it, and the story itself … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading and Watching

The Ron Brandywood Capers – Exclusive Preview

(This is the prologue from the revised, upcoming edition of The Ron Brandywood Capers, comprising The Lightning Thesaurus, The Dead Friend and the hitherto unpublished The Weak Father. It's been quite something to revisit the start of this, and now that we're on the last few stages, I felt ready to share something of it … Continue reading The Ron Brandywood Capers – Exclusive Preview

Dash

My landlady knocked. The book, warm from my hand,closed where my reading paused. She had a desperate,gulping expression like the first life to developlungs in the race for evolution.‘There’s been a delivery for you,’ she said.She has brought it in whilst also leaning on herstick. The child seat looked expensive. The kind whichwas on a … Continue reading Dash