Stuff The Cat: an email conversation between Dennis Drayton and Harry Brooks

Usually we don’t do writing articles, but Dennis is on fire at the moment due to reading what he considers to be bad books and wants to warn off other writers. He has recruited his friend and fellow author Harry Brooks to be the straight man. So without further ado we present: “Stuff the Cat: …

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Get me somebody like Tom Cruise: Why a novel is not a bad movie treatment

Admin again: We don’t usually do writing articles, but Dennis is incandescent at the moment after reading some stuff that really set him off. In this second (and we kind of hope final) installment, he discusses why a book is not a movie and why this matters to him as a reader. Writing is fighting, …

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Books we like: Dennis Drayton on “East of Desolation” by Jack Higgins

East of Desloation In 1968 Hodder and Stoughton published a book called East of Desolation by a “first time” author by the name of Jack Higgins. The first line begins: “I brought the plane in low over the sea and brought her up to three thousand feet…” and only a few lines later, “When I …

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