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ALWAYS TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN PUTTING A BODY THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER

“Rule one of reading other people’s stories is that whenever you say ‘well that’s not convincing’ the author tells you that’s the bit that wasn’t made up. This is because real life is under no obligation to be convincing.” – … Continue reading

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RAW, SEXY AND DANGEROUS

I fell in love with Asia from the moment I got off a plane in Jakarta when I was 22 years old. The wall of heat, the chaos, the ripe scents, the bedlam of it all. It was raw, sexy … Continue reading

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WHY DRUG BARONS LOVE LAWMAKERS

The war on drugs is over. We came second. What you see now is just a guerrilla rearguard action; we’re shooting an airgun at a tank while taking heavy losses. And the truly galling thing is that right from the … Continue reading

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TRUTH IS JUST TOO GOOD FOR FICTION

“Rule one of reading other people’s stories is that whenever you say ‘well that’s not convincing’ the author tells you that’s the bit that wasn’t made up. This is because real life is under no obligation to be convincing.” – … Continue reading

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