A book in small doses – Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Uncategorized


Charged with producing a definitive piece of work to capture a zeitgeist, U spends his time in the bowels of a huge company chasing red herrings down sheep paths. His anthropology interests span everything as he tries to find meaning though isn’t quite sure what it is he’s looking for. And what emerges is what we read…

This book is very clever, but not at the expense of readability. I found myself enjoying what read almost like an issue of the National Geographic plus an antagonist and a storyline attempting to draw parallels between things. And at the same time it made some interesting points about the time we live in – as well as highlighting the impossibility of doing so.

Five easy ways to get ideas for stories – quick writing tips!

Book Reviews, London, Writing, Writing Thoughts

This really isn’t something that I struggle with usually – the balance tends to be more just deciding which ideas to focus on in my writing time. I do know, however, the blankness of having no idea of where to start – here are five of the places that I get inspiration: