An overview of Spartan military and related philosophies. A clear and straightforward introduction, intended both as a primer for soldiers and to those addressing other conflict areas (creative struggles, etc). Useful and direct, not least if you appreciate the same author’s fiction and wider writings on creativity.
My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.
Three days of observations of the same Paris street. A mesmerising, poetic, futile and charming go at capturing everything that happens – more or less – in a single place over a short space of time. Makes you want to have a crack at the same thing yourself, which can only be a recommendation.
My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England. But if you like the idea of this book, then chances are that you’ll like Benches of Louth.
An extended essay on David Milch’s 2002-2004 HBO series. Detailed examination of the TV series up to its early cancellation but before the 2019 TV movie conclusion), exploring characters, themes, and Milch’s approach as a showrunner.
My own books here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.
LBC phone-in host O’Brien discusses a range of topics (Brexit, gay and trans rights, Islamophobia), drawing on his radio experiences and his developing political identity. Not quite the book I was expecting, but some interesting points raised about critical thinking in the modern era, in a light, accessible way.
Matthew Scudder comes out of retirement to help a friend of his partner’s. A lovely late novella-length addition to the long-running Scudder series, with meditations on love, sex, and getting old as well as a situation to resolve.