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Christopher Fowler
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Some more answers to your questions, starting with one from yesterday's comments (and another cheesy shot of me at some thing). Where is the best place to steal ideas from and get away with it? Film, book, TV, radio or a particular source/place/author. The answer may infuriate you. When I'm working on the main drafts I go into reading/ watching/ visiting places/ talking to people overdrive. Many…
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Christopher Fowler
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When you think of London books, a familiar list at first appears; Dickens for 'Our Mutual Friend', 'Oliver Twist' and 'Bleak House', Virginia Woolf for 'Mrs Dalloway', George Gissing for 'New Grub Street', George Orwell for 'Keep The Aspidistra Flying', Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane', Colin MacInnes for 'Absolute Beginners', Patrick Hamilton's 'Hangover Square', to which I'd add Alexander Baron for…
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Christopher Fowler
Finally, a film to get excited about! As usual the summer cinemas will be awash in the amiable biff-bang-codswallop of superhero movies and and talking animal flicks for the attention-challenged, so when I saw this poster my dark heart leapt. Brad Anderson is one of my favourite directors. Let's forgive him the misstep of 'Vanishing On 7th Street' and remember the terrifying 'Session 9', a…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Gagosian Gallery in King's Cross, London is currently presenting "Crash," a major group exhibition that takes its title from the novel by J. G. Ballard. Ballard's books remain among the most visionary, provocative literature of the twentieth century, with his ominous predictions regarding the fate of Western culture and his insights into the dark psychopathology of the human race. The…
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