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Just ran across generaliregi’s blog and this wonderful Rimbaud-esque poem.


Gift girls and liquor

Extreme Pleasures increase by the hour

In brothels, one forever may quench vulgar desires!

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The other use for a blog

Self promoting…… My Books

Check out my 2 books. More to follow, pretty soon. Watch for my sci-fi novel “…. Buffalo Roam”

VERY SOON – my first volume of short stories. Price FREE!!

All books, in all media formats, available at Smashwords, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, W.H. Smith (UK) and numerous other outlets.

For a start, these two.

Cheers for today.

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Nerdy but Nice – the ever-faithful Top Ten List… Of Fave Books

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With absolutely no apologies to Letterman’s sad meatgrinder comedic shtick, I thought I’d do the list thing. It’s always a sure-fire way to get people thinking and playing along the same lines, even against their will. It’s a strangely competitive thing for some. It’s an OCD kind of thing for others, who like to remember and keep things in order. For me, it’s a great excuse for people to share the universal loves, the surprises, the eccentric, uber-odd and challenging. I pretend I think it’s a bit dumb, but can seldom keep that pose: A quick scan of anyone else’s list and I’m hooked, intrigued, want to share and want to know.

My hope is that you will share with me – and thus each other – your personal history in books. This is the World Wide Web; there is no end to the potential for discovery and sharing of incredible treasure!

Here goes:

My top-ten children’s books – in no particular order, since I love them all equally.

  • Stig of the Dump – Clive King      Image
  • Marshworld – A.R. Lloyd
  • Silverwing – Kenneth Oppel
  • Smith – Leon Garfield          Image
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  • Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome      Image
  • The Owl Service – Alan Garner                  Image
  • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen – Alan Garner

Top Ten Adult Novels – Also, no particular order. (My mind can’t understand the concept of a Number 1, all-time favourite book…).

I would LOVE it if you would share back – either on your site, or in reply.

Blissful reading, all!

  • Riddley Walker – Russell Hoban


  • Grendel – John Gardner       grendel
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte      Image
  • Slammerkin – Emma Donoghue


  • Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks    Image
  • Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller


  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy   
  • Tess of the D’urbervilles – Thomas Hardy


  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov          Image
  • Ulysses – James Joyce      joyce

Nope, sorry – there has to be an eleventh. (I can’t leave any of these out.)

  • Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis    times

I might go mad next week and do a top 100 list of ANY and ALL books I love. I just think I will….


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