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Mired in sin and shame
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Mired in sin and shame

Howard Jacobson, the novelist, recently wrote an article for The Guardian [6/10/12], where he called for novels which explored the darker aspects of human nature. Steve Latham Jacobson wanted books containing unredeemable characters, acting out the worst excesses of human behaviour. Although Jacobson’s piece is, in part, a plug for […]

Betrayal by degrees
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Betrayal by degrees

Two weeks ago we took our son back to university. A long drive, then several mad minutes ferrying heavy boxes of books, computer equipment, and musical instruments.– – Steve Latham – The campus appeared smart, and affluent. Middle class parents, like us, giving lifts to their offspring. Do we look […]

Colour me Conservative
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Colour me Conservative

How can people be conservatives? Surely no right-thinking individual would admit to being part of this antiquated tribe? – – Steve Latham – This is especially so during this recession, with conservative governments throughout the globe cutting back on welfare, and choosing policies which favour the rich over the poor. […]

Mercy killings
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Mercy killings

In a strange irony the issue of euthanasia was recently raised through two contrasting news stories. – – Steve Latham – Tony Nicklinson lost his case to die in a manner of his own choosing. With locked-in syndrome, he felt that his quality of life was intolerable. At the same […]

The concept of “Dredd”
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The concept of “Dredd”

I saw this new movie with my son, in an attempt to bond before he returns to university in a few weeks.– – Steve Latham – The main character, Judge Dredd, is a law-enforcer in a post-apocalypse future, set in Megacity 1, surrounded by an irradiated wasteland. The city is […]