In at number 18, with a bullet?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 26th September 2011

  Actually, it wasn't a bullet that killed Stieg Larsson. According to Wikipedia, Larsson died on '9 November 2004 in Stockholm at the age of 50 of a heart attack after climbing seven flights of stairs to his office because the lift was not working. There were rumours that his death was in view...

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A problem for Kindle - or just one book?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 12th September 2011

Given that William Goldman wrote the screenplays for 3 of my all time top 10 films - All the President's Men, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride -  I indulged my shiney new Kindle with a download of his novel, Magic. This, too, has been made into a film view...

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How much prescience can you cope with?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 8th September 2011

Following on from my last post - and at risk of blowing our trumpet too much - as well as our R&J successes this week, AD Miller's Snowdrops has gone through to the shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize. And acclaim, too, for Dori Ostermiller's Outside the Ordinary World which has view...

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A Kind of Prescience?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st September 2011

The choice of autumn books for Richard and Judy's Book Club has just been announced and it's gratifying to find that two of the eight books are among our selections. Whatever you may say about the sainted R&J - and plenty of book trade pundits have had their digs - they do seem to have the view...

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