|The Isles of Scilly - where I am right now and |
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Right now, I’m on the wonderful Isles of Scilly for what promises to be an ace week of friends, weddings, and birdwatching (yeah, you didn’t know that about me, right). Meanwhile, my old mate Blogger makes sure there’s a fresh post here for you on Sunday morning.
I actually wrote this on Thursday. And you're reading it on Sunday. Mind bending.
Sadly no review this week. Have been buried in a few other things of late, including reading a sneak preview of the brand new Alan Haselhurst, due out in the Autumn (which I obviously can't tell you about yet or I'd be kicked out the family, son-in-law or not).
Will be back up to speed next week. In the meantime, I thought it worth revisiting a few highlights of the last two and bit years of GBR. Some of my fave reviews. Not all positive mind you, just some of the ones I enjoyed writing the most. You know the feeling; when you look back at what you've written and actually feel like it says what you meant. Well, the below are probably the closest I've got to that.
- A Million Little Pieces – as recommended in a drunken taxi ride
- Lanark – epicness
- The Farnsworth Invention – cementing Sorkin as one of my man crushes (of which there seem to be worryingly many)
- Next World Novella – bird watching analogies creeping in
- Anna Karenina – amongst the biggest of biscuits
- Before I go to Sleep – soon to be a movie starring Nicole Kidman, and they have GBR to thank
- Over Seventy – a straight up treat
- The Ask – introducing Suzi Hightime
- Lights out in Wonderland – the beginning of a DBC Pierre obsession
- Moneyball – the first EVER GBR review. Doesn't even have a picture or nuthin. Retro.