16 December 2010 0 Comments

‘Go **** yourself,” and plotting a novel

Raymond Chandler once described an activity (not important what) as being “as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.” I have happened upon a dark corporate art still more wasteful and, being a writer, I see how it’s related to the plotting of a novel. I’ve had a […]

1 November 2010 0 Comments

Me and Philip Sington, with a bit of Israeli catch-up

Just back from a grand tour of family in the UK, Paris for the Caravaggios in the Louvre, and Disneyland Paris because my son is old-fashioned and still likes Mickey Mouse (everyone else at Disneyland seems to be a Toy Story type). So I’m catching up, posting a couple of things that went up online […]