Monthly Archives: May 2013

Just Perfect

It’s a bright but cold Saturday evening, the first weekend in May. We pass the crowds of testosterone-filled, shirt-bursting men, the groups of hens, high-heeled, perma-tanned, their sense of volume control lost in the day’s drinking. We make our way beyond … Continue reading

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Modern Life

Do you remember that strange feeling you had when you first read the opening of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’? That’s exactly how I felt as I read George Saunders latest collection of short stories, ‘Tenth of December’. Saunders presents a world which … Continue reading

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‘The Last Hit’

There are certain images of Wales that are hard to shake: male voice choirs, coal miners, rugby, sheep, women in strange costumes playing the harp, the seriously-suited chapel-goer. None of these appear in ‘The Last Hit’ by Llwyd Owen, a … Continue reading

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