Tag Archives: fictional characters

HOW TO PULL YOUR PANTS OVER YOUR OWN HEAD.

Now be honest: have you ever been so drunk you’ve tried to pull your pants over your own head? Would you like to see someone actually try to do it? Well, just stick around till the end of the post … Continue reading

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FATAL DISTRACTION

Have you read The Tell-Tale Heart? Edgar Allen Poe, the father of the modern thriller, published this short story in 1843. My daughter is studying it right now as part of her lit degree. It has stood the test of time because of … Continue reading

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WHY FICTION IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Is fiction good for us? Does it build our moral character – or erode it? At school I was told that only certain literature was good for me; it had to be literary, something approved by the district Education Board, … Continue reading

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KILLING FOR FUN AND PROFIT

People who know me well have often asked me: how did you dream up that twisted serial killer – Michel – in VENOM? Is there something you should tell us? In fact VENOM was suggested to me by the life … Continue reading

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THE TITANIC ANNIVERSARY QUIZ IN 3D

A hundred years ago today, at just about now in fact, Jack was standing on the bow of the Titanic with Rose, arms outstretched. It seems like yesterday, doesn’t it? The iconic ocean liner was set to become the most … Continue reading

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THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAIN

That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; (Hamlet, William Shakespeare, 1.5.105) When I wrote VENOM friends who read the book asked me how I could dream up such a thoroughly evil villain. Because they knew me, they … Continue reading

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