StephenCashmore.com http://stephencashmore.com Stephen's blog http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20171016102401 Bladerunner 2049 http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20171016102401 Some of the Big Children were back at the weekend, so I took the opportunity of arranging a trip to the Odeon to see Bladerunner 2049. There's been a lot of hype and a lot of positive reviews of this film. So did it live up to it all? In my opinion, yes. It's quite complex, but the plot hangs to... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20171016101906 Book & Bun http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20171016101906 Thanks are due to the Book and Bun in Newmarket Street, who have kindly taken on some copies of As They Grow Older to sell. Let's hope they succeed. It may be that I will give a little presentation there, too: All About Editing (or some such title), to be given to the creative writing gr... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20171008092743 THE EMPEROR'S BLADES by Brian Staveley http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20171008092743 Son no. 1 got me this as a birthday present, and it's an enjoyable read. Son no. 1 has a knack for getting people books they will like (and then borrowing them, so that they are never seen again). The Emperor's Blades is a fairly generic swords and sorcery fantasy, heavier on the swords... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20171008092226 SAST graded meet http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20171008092226 The South Ayrshire Swim Team graded meet took place last weekend. Son no. 3 did well. For those who don't understand what a graded meet is (which we didn't when he competed in his first one), you can only enter if your time is below a set time, and if you beat that time in a race, you aren't placed.... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170930092233 Bladerunner (1982) http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170930092233 Bladerunner 2049 is getting rave reviews, so I thought I'd better watch a Blueray version of the 1982 film to remind myself of exactly what happened way back then. I thought the original film would seem outdated and the special effects positively laughable, but I was pleasantly surprised. The sp... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170930091204 Fame but no fortune http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170930091204 A couple of weeks ago I ventured into the offices of the Ayrshire Post and asked them if they would run a story about As They Grow Older . Well, they have; sort of. Perhaps not surprisingly they focused on what they saw as the human angle rather than the book itself. ... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170928105521 UNSPEAKABLE by Dilys Rose http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170928105521 This is an unusual book. It's a take on the life of the last person to be hanged for blasphemy. All the dialogue is written, as it were, in a strong Scottish accent, whereas the actual text is written in normal (and very good) English. The author has decided to omit quote marks round speech, a recen... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170925220832 IT http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170925220832 IT is one of the best books I have ever read (see book reviews) so I went to see the film adaptation with some trepidation. I also went with trepidation because my other half came with me, and she is no aficionado of horror stories. I needn't have worried. The film is not too horrible, but there... http://stephencashmore.com/viewpost.php?post=20170925215216 Terry O'Mahoney http://stephencashmore.com/viewPost.php?post=20170925215216 Just before going to SfEP conference this year, I heard the news that my old university friend Terry O'Mahoney (the one on the left in the picture) died suddenly. It's all rather sad. Even though I ...