If public perception of reality has been distorted by decades of Hollywood movies, fake news, alternative facts, corporate greed and the 21st century's version of a man in a white hat, the superhero, then it's easy to understand why a megalomaniac president and terrorists like ISIS are a perfect symbiosis.
The Sellout is a searing satire on race relations in contemporary America. The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Sellout is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. The 54-year-old…Read more The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize
This the final instalment of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. I hope you've enjoyed it.Critiques and comments welcomed. Trumpet set Phibbs to examining the legality of the charges and what his potential liability might amount to while he marched to the door of Mademoiselle Fifi Fontaine. It was Mrs Mayfly who greeted…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5
(Part 4 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq.) Fifi Fontaine was, as her Grande Tante was fond of saying, ‘puce hors l’ancien bloc’. She would also say, ‘il y a plus d'une façon d'accommoder un lapin’ or as les rosbifs say, there are more than two ways to skin a cat. She…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 4
(part 3 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq.) Thomas Wellspring II found Bench waiting for him, as arranged, in the back room of a small alehouse, down a laneway near the dockside. It was a deceptive location, he noted, barely noticeable in the alley gloom but inside, so much more spacious than…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 3
Part 4 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. This is it, blog post #500. I began writing this blog in 2014 but by March 2016, I had written only 80 blogs. The other 420 have been written since then. It is fun but it does take time to find your groove, so…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 2
part 3 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. Jack Connell had everything stacked against him; an Irish born Romany migrant worker, married to Consuela, a Spanish Romany woman. He worked for Trumpet Fisheries and eked a miserable life out of digging razor fish and clams from the shallow salt marshes on the…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 1