A pseudonymous postman reflects on the decline due to the corporatisation of the Post Office. A brief, bleak little book indicating how a public utility has been eroded over the decades. A useful indicator of what goes on to both deliver your post and put up with the slow destruction of a long-cherished service.
A former child soldier becomes involved in a scheme to rob Carlos Escobar’s former safe house. A brisk Miami-set thriller that’s pacy and with some interesting details, though it feels sketchy at times; still, any Harris is better than no Harris, even if this isn’t his best. work.
Epigrams on screenplay construction, by the co-writer of Blade Runner, among others. Useful little nuggets of wisdom. Not for the general reader (it’s like Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematographer, but for movie writing), though some good stuff here nevertheless.