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Peter Martin
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Posted: 27 September 2021 at 8:02am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Quickly re-read Christopher Hitchens' final book Mortality. Hitchens' writing remained clear-eyed, objective, unsentimental, entertaining and formidable to the end.

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Non fiction: Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher.

Ficiton: Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard.
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Peter Martin
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Found myself starting to re-read Stephen King's Dr Sleep while at the same time kind of watching it in bits and pieces on Netflix, which is an interesting side-by-side comparison.

The brevity of screentime means the film breezes past the squalor of Dan Torrance's alcoholism early in the book. Not a bad thing, as it helps make him a more sympathetic protagonist (also helped by Ewan Magregor). Rebecca Ferguson is a great fit for Rose the Hat.

I'm surprised the film kept one of the truly nasty elements of the book.
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After a bio of The Everly Brothers (Walk Right Back, Roger White), I'm about to plunge into a massive one just published on The Hollies (Riding The Corousel, Malcolm C. Searles)!
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Stephen King's IT. I tried to read it many years ago but only got about 1/4 of the way through. I'm determined to get it finished.
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