As promised in 2008's Quantum of Solace, James Bond returns in this explosive third installment of Daniel Craig's run as James Bond in Skyfall: A slick, effortlessly cool and deeply personal film about one of the most famous characters in entertainment history.
The man in black was back. This was the sixth time in the last six months that I saw him speaking to John in our front yard. As with every time, the stranger had his back to me. I was too far away and the light too low for me to try to read John’s … Continue reading The Dark Stranger
Wakes can be such a depressing affair, especially on such a lovely day. I had my back to the relatives of the deceased, milling about with barely concealed greed. They Never gave a damn about her when she was alive, but wasted little time in descending upon her still-warm body like a flock of carrion … Continue reading The Dearly Departed
The patient, as usual, sat as still as a statue in the recreation room. He neither said a word, nor moved a muscle. He just sat there, as he always did, observing, watching the nurses in their starched, stark uniforms speaking to other patients in soft, reassuring voices. One laughed at a patient’s joke, unfunny … Continue reading Remember My Name
She sighed, and put down the glass tumbler of whisky. “Do you believe in love at first sight,” she asked her companion, who shook his head. “As cliché as it sounds, it was love at first sight for him,” she said, “or so he claimed.” She let out a bitter chuckle and downed the whisky. … Continue reading Desperate Times
It’s a brisk read, never boring. But if you’ve ever read any Robert Harris, you already knew that.
‘Forever and a Day’ doesn’t waste time. Replete with Fleming’s signature, visual prose, the author wastes little time before swinging into action. A must-read for any James Bond fan, and an entertaining read for those who enjoy thrillers. This book had the added benefit of introducing one to the world famous secret agent, so this can be a jump-off point for those looking to plunge into a character who was first introduced 65 years ago.
Those of you that have read my review of the unusual, engrossing 'Sci-Fi-Philisophy' novel 'The Unity Game', will know that I enjoyed the book. Imagine my delight, then, when I got a chance to interview the author herself. Without any further ado, here's my Q&A with Leonora Meriel. Note: Leonora Meriel's answers have not been edited. … Continue reading Author Q&A — Leonora Meriel
Official blurb: A New York banker is descending into madness. A being from an advanced civilization is racing to stay alive. A dead man must unlock the secrets of an unknown dimension to save his loved ones. From the visions of Socrates in ancient Athens, to the birth of free will aboard a spaceship headed to Earth, The Unity Game tells a story of hope and redemption in a universe more ingenious and surprising than you ever thought possible.
He stood there motionless, a studious finger tapping pursed lips as he studied his vast array of knives. He had all sorts — big, cruel ones, dainty-yet-deadly ones, knives with blunt edges and those that can sever a man’s limb before he knows it; he had them all. In an absent-minded motion, he reached out … Continue reading Slice of Life