come on feel the noise
03 January 2009

"There's a real center around the band around which so much seems to move."

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with love and squalor
01 January 2009

I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.

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girls with guns
01 January 2009

Some of the most staggering noir fiction I've raced through in recent years was by prolific female authors: Cathi Unsworth, Megan Abbot and Christa Faust are three of the writers whose work I've devoured quicker than a bullet fired from a Glock pistol and returned to again eagerly.

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that was 2008
31 December 2008

Your editor "talks shit" over at Will Ashon's place [aka my Books of the Year].

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death of a dramatist
26 December 2008

A sombre xmas, as news of playwright Harold Pinter's death breaks.

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bah humbug
22 December 2008

Christmas Eve babe in the drunk tank

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the patron saint of sinners
19 December 2008

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty- a sunken beauty.

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eat your own spaceship
12 December 2008

Is that baby going to be alright?

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Flux capacitors
11 December 2008

Use these matches to destroy all art museums...burn anything

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always at night, like a werewolf
10 December 2008

"I wasn't very interested in doing things that were polite or respectful, where there was nothing vicious or visceral."

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WRITING

A Bin Bag Full Of Compost
Jenn Ashworth

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Gooch St
Valerie O'Riordan

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The Only Rational Colour for Mouthwash, or How to Loot
Crispin Best

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The Wrong Green
Robert Warrington

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Creamed
Mariana Sabino

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Paradise
Maria Anderson

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FEATURES

Birdhouse in your Soul
Darran Anderson interviews Chris Killen



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Words to be looked at
Michael Jacobson interviews Tim Gaze


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Staring into the Abyss
To celebrate the launch of Bookkake, Darran Anderson considers the rise and fall of the literary nasty.

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For Some, Morning Never Comes
Peter Anderson


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An American Nightmare: The US versus Nelson Algren
Darran Anderson


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The end of America:
Miles Newbold Clark interviews Noah Cicero

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Tea at Trimalchio's XLII
with Paul Kavanagh

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Modern Haiku XVIIV
Elizabeth Rose Murray

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Devils and Dust: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian revisited
Darran Anderson

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Tea at Trimalchio's XLI
with Paul Kavanagh

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