Monthly Archives: April 2012

Numbers

We’ve had lines and shapes – let’s look at numbers. I’ve written a novel in 88,888 words; a novel about a mathematician in 28 chapters (28 is a perfect number) – both still in the bottom drawer – ¬†and a … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry and Time Travel

My previous post on lines – time lines, story lines – prompted a memory and thank God for You Tube, here is Vonnegut talking about the shapes of stories – delightful. Now, I have been meaning to write about Stephen … Continue reading

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Today’s haul of goodies

Well, unusually for me I had to venture outdoors into a leaden day that symbolically offered rain but provided a mere spattering – not enough to dent the drought, not by a long chalk (and where are those ‘long chalks’ … Continue reading

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Lines and spaces

The other night in the pub, R started to discourse on lines. “There are no lines in nature,” he said. “There are edges, but no lines.” So, anywhere you see a line, you see meaning; you see an indication of … Continue reading

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Death

Flann O’Brien’s darkly comic tour of one man’s Hell, the real place, led me to The Oxford Book of Death- e compilation of quotes and wisdom. This one was edited by D.J.Enright, one of those grand old men of literature … Continue reading

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Lazy Days

I went up to London a couple of days ago with the intention of seeing the Hockney exhibition. There was a queue about 50 yards long and when I enquired how long it would take was told “Two and a … Continue reading

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The Third Policeman (2)

Here is the way the book starts: “Not everyone knows how I killed old Phillip Mathers, smashing his jaw in with my spade: but first it is better to speak of my friendship with John Divney because it was he … Continue reading

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