The Institute (2019)- Stephen King- Book Review

King’s latest is a good 700 pages shorter than my last read of his The Stand but it is no lesser work. It is part ode to conspiracy theories, comment on small town American and the growing role of big government in 2020. He really has distilled a gem of a novel laced with theContinue reading “The Institute (2019)- Stephen King- Book Review”

The grass grows. The sheep feed. The Looms spin. – Second Sleep- Book Review

“All civilisations consider themselves invulnerable; history warns us that none is.” I am a massive Robert Harris fan. Having enjoyed the Cicero trilogy, Munich, Fatherland, the Officer and the Spy and most recently Conclave. Second Sleep it is a return to the church vs science battle as an intriguing mystery develops in the post-apocalyptic BritishContinue reading “The grass grows. The sheep feed. The Looms spin. – Second Sleep- Book Review”

Money Making Scheme # 5 -Airbnb

‘You talkin’ crazy taking a stranger into your own home?’  ‘You’ll end up with a crazy guy using your carcass like a sled down Union St.’ ‘Airbnb- isn’t that all over now cos Covid-19’ Sharing is caring We are taught as young children to share. That philosophy seems to evaporate in our teenage years andContinue reading “Money Making Scheme # 5 -Airbnb”

Why you should NEVER go to work in a bank

There’s an old phrase in Texas ‘fool me once shame on you..’ ‘all hat and no cattle’ ‘Why do you rob banks? –‘Because that’s where the money is’ I love finance- one of my earliest memories is counting up 5 GBP in shrapnel and safely stowing it in my piggy bank. I felt like theContinue reading “Why you should NEVER go to work in a bank”

LA 92 – (2017) Just a couple missed meals from chaos

Act I I purposely went in blind steering clear of IMDB, Roger Ebert and other reviewers. Produced from the good folks at National Geographic was this going to be another 113 mins of talking heads? At least from the opening credits (or lack thereof) I knew it wasn’t going to be funded mouthpiece from TheContinue reading “LA 92 – (2017) Just a couple missed meals from chaos”