REVIEW: He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond

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‘A metaphysical and noir masterclass of a book.’  I hadn’t read any Derek Raymond or Robin Cook before. So, I had no or low expectations – I really enjoyed this though.   The police procedural felt irrelevant; an ambient background tool. The protagonist would have been as dark and on a mission if a P.I., …

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J. BOWIE INTERVIEW: by Paul D. Brazill

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I’m a big fan of his, so was truly chuffed to be asked by Paul D. Brazill to do a short sharp interview for his own site. Hangover cures, militia supervised Cambodian dance-offs, The Hacienda and bucket lists were all covered… Also comments on ‘Transference’ (#2 in the Black Viking P.I series). ‘Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ …

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PAUL D. BRAZILL: Recommends ‘Untethered’

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I’m a fan of Brit-Noir supremo and aficionado Paul D. Brazill, and so was a little on edge when I heard he was reading ‘UNTETHERED‘. His own works include the superbly gritty ‘Guns of Brixton’, ‘Kill Me Quick’, ‘Too Many Crooks’ and a load [more]. I’m also looking forward to his new release ‘Last Year’s …

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FLASH FICTION: MILBURN’S LAST CLASS by John Bowie

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STORGY FLASH FICTION COMPETITION…Finalist… MILBURN’S LAST CLASS by John Bowie * Ms Milburn’s classes left me disheartened, humiliated and without words…spoken anyway. One day I snapped and took the lead. I wasn’t alone – most of us kids felt the same. She ruled us with an iron fist. Other teachers joked she could get an …

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UNTETHERED: AUTHOR’S NOTE

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INTRODUCTION John Bowie’s ‘UNTETHERED’ starts like a Jean Paul Sartre existentialist quandary (e.g Nausea), and an all too familiar kind of laughable bleak drunken madness, like found in John’s favourite film; the cult classic film ‘Withnail & I’. This madness evolves quickly and intimately involving the reader into a hard-boiled P.I case, and a struggling …

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