When Detective Steve Fulcher arrested Christopher Halliwell for a murder, the taxi driver said there was another body. In an effort to build trust and find the second victim, Fulcher failed to caution him a second time. Christopher Halliwell is now in jail for two murders, and there are potentially more bodies to find. But the man who caught him has been drummed out of the force.
In a previous post about the music enjoyed by fictional characters I mentioned a Waterboys reference in Stephen Booth’s first book Black Dog. The reference is in fact in his second book, Dancing With the Virgins.
‘That was the river, this is the sea’
Ben Cooper turned up the volume on his stereo and opened the cover of his Waterboys CD. He was amazed to find it dated from 1985. In fact, most of the music he possessed was the stuff he had liked twelve or fifteen years ago as a teenager.
Australia Day or Invasion Day?
I see it’s been over three months since I posted anything here. It’s also been a while since I updated my “Books Read” list.
The latter is because my reading progress has been very slow recently and I’ve been struggling through some books of non-fiction, that while interesting, don’t have that page-turner nature.
Today I’m starting four week’s leave, so won’t have the opportunity to post anymore until I get back in mid January. However, I have been posting quite a lot on my “Onesimus Files” blog, where I’ve also set up several posts to be published over the next couple of weeks. See that blog here for writings about spirituality, politics, art – and other things that pique my interest:
Note that any comments submitted to this site during my absence will have to wait for my return before passing through moderation.
Since I started my “books read” list in November 2009, I’ve read 298 books (as of today).
That means I’m only 2 books away from the triple century milestone and have read an average of 40+ books per year for the past 6-7 years.
Now, what do I do?
Just continue reading and ignore the “significance” of my 300th book? Or do I make sure I hit that target with a book of significance? But what would be a suitably significant book to read as my 300th?
I don’t have much time to make the choice. I’ll be starting book 299 today.