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More on J.G. Ballard, High-Rise, Brutalism and Architectural Horror

Last week, I posted about J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise, Ben Wheatley’s recent film adaptation of said novel and about Brutalist architecture in general and its connection to science fiction. I also included several links to articles discussing the book … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Crime Genre

The Independent has a nice article about how crime fiction has moved on from the days of the classic “whodunnit” mystery. The article begins by listing Ronald Knox‘s* ten rules for detective fiction from 1929. Now those rules were already … Continue reading

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Yet another plagiarism case

We have a new plagiarism case and this time it’s not a politician but a thriller author named Q.R. Markham whose debut novel Assassin of Secrets was found to be so heavily plagiarized that the publisher withdrew it from sale. … Continue reading

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