The shortest of stories about all that an empty glass can hold. A taut piece of flash fiction at just 2 pages. Only two words too many by my count. They would have increased its impact and extended its memory exponentially. Much more could have been done with this plot. Still, I can't help but recommend… Continue reading Attention Span: Empty Glass
Bleeker Hill begins where Mardell’s last book, Stone Bleeding, left off, in a country torn apart. Though they exist within the same universe, Bleeker Hill doesn’t feel much like a sequel, it doesn’t require any knowledge of prior events and centers on a completely new group of people. A man named Sullivan has been released… Continue reading Review: Russell Mardell’s Bleeker Hill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMOsl637wf0 Out on kindle this Friday, May 31st! (Source: @RussellMardell)
With his first novel, Stone Bleeding, Russell Mardell continues the trend started by his short story collection, Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass, by creating something that defies genre. It begins as a classic detective novel and quickly takes a turn down a dark road into a near apocalyptic work caused not by zombies or… Continue reading Review: Russell Mardell’s Stone Bleeding
A little about myself, who I am, what I do: A specialized property manager, once with front line responsibility for the building which is now Tate Modern, who ‘took his money and ran’ when privatisation changed the course of the UK energy market. After a (short) spell with the National Trust and being concerned with… Continue reading Interview with Jon Beattiey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nj2Q6KLUpo I am really looking forward to this one!