Category Archives: Literary Loitering

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Literary Loitering 53 – The Temple of Bad Ideas

Things continue to be odder than normal with a new twist in a war of words, Scottish translations of English books and a comic-book about the history of sex. Our featured books are Duskfall by Christopher Husberg and Aliens Omnibus volume 2 (Aliens: Genocide by

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Literary Loitering 52 – Licence To Quill

It’s an odder than whatever passes for normal this week as Frederick Forsyth decides to stop writing thrillers, the Oxford Electronic Dictionary adds more strange words and phrases to the English language, and beer is made from the yeast found on Roald Dahl’s special writing

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Literary Loitering 51 – Big Papa Hemingway

Aside from Elon Musk accidentally causing the price of a book to skyrocket and a Hemingway winning a Hemingway lookalike contest, the big news is that Terry Pratchett’s “The Wee Free Men” is being adapted for a movie! We also look at the working titles

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Literary Loitering 50 – Everything Needs More Swashbuckling

This week the English language obtained some strange new words and phrases, a Mexican artist creates The Trump Hut and Saddam Hussein wrote several fiction novels? Our featured books are Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir of Lady Trent (#3), by Marie Brennan and Eagle

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Literary Loitering 49 – The Plums of Anger

We’re a man down and two men up this week, and somewhere in that equation is an algorithm for best-sellers and a children’s picture book about Donald Trump. Our featured books are Gig Posters Volume 2: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, The Tropic

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Literary Loitering 48 – Redneck Avengers

There’s never a dull moment when you have judo books for kids by Vladimir Putin, 9-year-old journalists scooping major networks and a set of rejected Disney dwarves. Our featured books are Escapology by Ren Warom, New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey and The Definitive Visual Guide

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Literary Loitering 47 – Anglo-Saxon Trolling

UNESCO have finally listed the Exeter Book as a principal cultural artefact. In other news, researchers prove that Batman is the most ill-equipped superhero, and William S. Burroughs reading The Naked Lunch will be released as an experimental punk album. Our featured book is the

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Literary Loitering 46 – Romans Be Crazy

This week researchers continue to try to prove things that are common sense, Tom Holland finds parallels between Donald Trump and Caligula, Dan Brown upsets teenagers and young adults, and book vending machines are a great idea. Our featured books are Creation Machine by Andrew

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Literary Loitering 45 – Tickle That Catastrophe

It’s an assortment of oddments this week with Walt Whitman’s recently rediscovered 47,000 word treatise “Manly Health and Fitness”, scientists arguing that the Borrowers couldn’t exist in reality and more. We also some alternative insults from Shakespearean works. Our featured book is Clash of Eagles

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Literary Loitering 44 – The Cronenberg Colouring Book

This week Producer Rob is doing cartwheels because one of his favourite fantasy novel franchises – The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan – is getting a “cutting edge TV series”. In amongst all the unhealthy acrobatics we discuss the “kingly” statue overlooking Tintagel Castle,