Last Day of Summer | A Short Story by Gareth Hill

Short Fiction from Gareth Hill They’d left England at the start of July, new lovers on a whim of post-graduate liberation. Ten weeks ago, 29 states ago. It felt longer but not long enough. “Dialogue moves this story, and there is enough mystery to keep you hooked.” “I...

THE NOVELS OF JAY MCINERNEY

Fiction The Novels of Jay McInerney It's 6am DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? It’s the question asked of the unnamed central character in Jay McInerney’s seminal debut novel ‘Bright Lights, Big City.’ Since Bright Lights release in 1984 McInerney has released a further six...

The Gruffalo and Other Stories

And so begins the Gruffalo, the tale of a small mouse, living on his quick wits and guile to avoid being the main course for some of the more predatory elements of the forest, not least the mysterious Gruffalo himself, with his ‘terrible tusks and terrible claws and...

Review of Moon Palace by Paul Auster

There is something in the way in which Paul Auster writes that stays with me for days afterwards. It lingers in thought, a nagging urge to better understand the prose; that no matter how deeply you feel about the story, there’s another layer unfound, asking to be...

Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends

‘Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together.” So goes the opening line from Simon & Garfunkel's elegiac hymn America. It’s a simple song, young lovers on a road trip across and into the heart of an America that no longer exists, maybe never truly existed. The...

We Learn to Grieve

The first sensation, vague dismay. Too young, too young to die. At home, alone, that Sunday morn, Too numb, too numb to cry.   Crowded pub in nights to follow Anaesthetised with beer, Angered by people’s public sobs While I could shed no tear.   Past tense and parrot...

12 Years A Slave – A modern classic.

Watching new films I’m often guilty of looking for references, influences and comparisons to other films. In the case of 12 Years A Slave my mind, at various occasions was drawn towards Shawshank Redemption, Schindler’s List, Cast Away and, to my surprise – some of...

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