Noble House (James Clavell)

Ignore the “New York Times Bestseller” blurb on the cover. That is like an Oscar. Very annoying and no guarantee of quality. (But this is a good novel, despite the New York Times endorsing it) It’s rare for a book of this size to maintain its pace, but this one manages it. A great business novel with a large cast of larger than life characters from governors to coolies in the cauldron that is Hong Kong. The plot twists and turns with many unexpected turns and stories within stories. The characters themselves are far removed from anyone I have ever met and operate in a moral framework that is utterly alien. Yet one can’t help but sympathize with them as every one of them goes about achieving their own aims with ruthless rationality. [Read more…]

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Rotten Fruit (When Liberals Go Bad)

I don’t have time to write a review at the moment and I’ve decided to post some non-musical videos that give you an un-PC viewpoint. So what about a trawl through You Tube? Oh, look – I’ve found one of the best ranters out there. Stand up comedian-turned-political analyst, Pat Condell. Don’t hold back Pat, tell us what you really think of all these cowardly cucks. At the very end of this clip he’s actually come up with a fantastic new catchphrase. It can replace the Marxist “Happy Holidays” or whatever the PC crowd say. This one’s a much better one: Peace and Happy Racism. I think I’ll utter it in prayer the next time I light some herbal candles. Pat’s facial skin could do with a makeover before he fronts for the camera though. OK that’s a minor quibble. I’m not mocking the messenger as I happen to agree with him.

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