A great review of Until She Sings

Until She Sings is MBBlissett’s story of the ordinary; the push and pull of personal relationships. However, what Blissett does best, and with unerring confidence, is to tell it in extraordinary detail.From the moment we meet Caitlin Ross we know we are in the company of a sensitive soul, and it is with a concrete … Continue reading A great review of Until She Sings


Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He … Continue reading Rosewater by Tade Thompson


I asked Tara, who regularly comments here about what she liked about my work, as I don't get a lot of feedback. What she said was lovely, and in the spirit of sheer ego, and also to encourage more of you said the following: I like both your poetry and short stories. For your stories, … Continue reading Feedback

Two Pages (22/09/16)

This morning's pages were continuing the background piece, I am quite pleased with the tone and the progression here. It's tentative because it's at a different pace, a foreign setting and hopefully shows off some of the research without being too ostentatious. I don't want to be visible on the page, I want the characters … Continue reading Two Pages (22/09/16)

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

With this, the second book I've read of his, my understanding is that this represents a more concise, less hefty portion of his work. There's a strain of literary masochism sometimes in reference to his sprawling dense works like Gravity's Rainbow, in that boasting about having read them is akin to bro boasts about how … Continue reading Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Star Wars – The Force Awakens (contains fake spoilers for amusement)

I like to support new, independent cinema so yesterday I demonstrated that by seeing the new, avant garde film from cinema's enfant terrible J J Abrams called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So when Disney brought the rights, I held a moment of caution. However, that was misplaced as we all forget that above all … Continue reading Star Wars – The Force Awakens (contains fake spoilers for amusement)