Author Archives: Onesimus

No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein

I’m waiting on the delivery of my copy of this and this morning watched an interview with Klein related to the book. Click on the link to access the interview.   https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2017-0613.mp4?start=1029.0&end=1716.0    

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Nadeem Aslam: The Golden Legend

Nadeem Aslam is at the top of the list of my favourite authors. This interview has just been posted on the ABC Radio website. “If you don’t like my books, you won’t like me. I am my books”. Nadeem Aslam … Continue reading

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Enemy Coast Ahead by Guy Gibson VC DSO DFC

Guy Gibson was my childhood hero. I don’t know how I heard of him and his involvement in the “Dam Busters” raid, or why I came to idolise him; but as a pre-teen I developed a brief obsession with the … Continue reading

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Blood on my Hands, a Surgeon at War by Craig Jurisevic

This is another book related to military medicine, but this one has a slight difference. Jurisevic was an Australian volunteer doctor who chose to help refugees who were fleeing from Kosovo to get away from a murderous campaign waged by Serbia under … Continue reading

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Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz

I read all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books in my early teens and later tried some of those written by other authors after Fleming’s death. To me those post-Fleming books lacked authenticity, particularly the “novelisations” spun off from 1980s … Continue reading

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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

The Golden Legend is another exquisitely written novel by Nadeem Aslam. An enthralling view into a world of politics, religion, persecution, corruption, love, loyalty, and extremism. A story of  violence and tenderness, love and fear, hope and despair, in a nation wracked … Continue reading

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The Silent invasion by James Bradley

The Silent Invasion is the first part of “The Change Trilogy”, set in the near future after the earth has been infected by extra-terrestrial spores that initiate changes in the metabolism of plant and animal life. Infection leads to both … Continue reading

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Too Many to Jail, by Mark Bradley

At the beginning of February I finished reading Too Many to Jail by Mark Bradley, a book about the growth of Christianity in Iran. I thought I’d written a “review”,  however, I couldn’t find it and suspect my memory was of an email … Continue reading

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Star Wars Acapella

I saw this quite a while ago and loved it. I’ve now found it on youtube.  

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Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam is among my favourite writers. I recently started reading his new book The Golden Legend. The first of his novels that I read was The Blind Man’s Garden – and that got me hooked. Below is a video … Continue reading

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