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Apr.15.2014 - 7:37 am
. . . and everybody lived happily ever after. Did they? Like buggery, they did. It is, of course, one of the commonplace deceits of fiction that everything is tied up and tidy and...
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Feb.10.2014 - 4:30 am
Just read a novel about rebelling against a fascistic regime and it inspired me to become a censor. Bit of a rum do, really. 'Declares Pereira' by Antonio Tabucchi details the...
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Jan.27.2014 - 10:10 am
Saw an interview with William Boyd explaining his research methods for historical novels. Basically, he reads a couple of hundred books about the period to ensure every detail is...
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Dec.11.2013 - 4:13 am
Long time, no blog, largely because I've been battling away at a willfully intractable novel that resolutely declines to turn into a heartbreaking work of staggering genius....
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Comments from Charles

Mar.06.2011 - 1:23 am
In response to: Purpose and how-tos of Facebook Fan pages
Being in the privileged position of having at least one fan who is not my mother, my sisters, my partner, my dogs or...
Feb.24.2011 - 10:03 am
In response to: Quirky writing habits?
I just had a nice experience of letting something sit for awhile. Writing a novel about alchemy, grail myths, Celtic...
Feb.24.2011 - 2:42 am
In response to: Quirky writing habits?
I'm beginning to get an agreeable image of writers round the world dancing about their rooms enacting everything they...
Feb.23.2011 - 3:37 am
In response to: Quirky writing habits?
Last edit before sending something to a publisher, I look at all the good bits, thinking, "That's a damned fine idea,...
Feb.13.2011 - 6:16 am
In response to: Nº 65 Black Face, White Voice
That's my sister. She liked it so much, she had to say so three times!

Published Reviews

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Nov.04.2011
Published by Luxury Reading
luxury reading.com   October 28, 2011 Review: Standing at the Crossroads by Charles Davis      Reviewed by Claudia Robinson “It was danger that...