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hutch0
Date: 2009-07-20 22:21
Subject: gordon burn
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Whose name will not mean a lot to most of you, but he was an outstanding journalist and novelist. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, about the Yorkshire Ripper, is among the very best pieces of crime reporting I've ever read, and Alma Cogan is a marvellous novel, but I think his book about Fred and Rose West, Happy Like Murderers, is unique, both in the way it sets about tackling an impossible subject and in the calm clarity of its writing. A giant has passed, long before his time.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2009-07-20 21:41 (UTC)
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Oh, that *is* sad -- and, as you say, long before time.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-07-20 21:52 (UTC)
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I only just heard about it; one of my Facebook flist posted the article.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-07-20 22:36 (UTC)
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I hadn't heard of him. But the Yorkshire Ripper I've heard about.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-07-20 23:26 (UTC)
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Oh, he was good. Such a good writer. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son is a marvel, but as I said, I think the best thing he did was Happy Like Murderers. That's a remarkable book.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-07-20 23:47 (UTC)
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I'll look for his books.

BTW, have you noticed how the colors in our icons complement each other?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-07-21 21:58 (UTC)
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Yes, they do look rather natty together, don't they? In an apocalyptic kind of way. I've been meaning to ask, what is that icon? It's not Turner, is it?
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-07-22 02:38 (UTC)
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The icon is called "Shikoku Sentry" by Richard Grassi. He's an American artist living in Japan. Here's his link, Hutch.

http://www.richardgrassi.com/home
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-07-22 20:37 (UTC)
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That's interesting - an American artist living in Japan and doing a series of drawings of the Cotswolds. He's rather good, isn't he.
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