Squid Ink is in the dictionary

Squid comment: I decided to try my tentacle at colour art. At the same time, I wondered what was thought of me, so I looked in the obvious place: a dictionary. The dictionary was intriguing; however, colour did not work so well. I am not that shade of orange.

Squid Ink is away with the fairies

Squid comment: Wherein fairies are kidnapped for very poor reasons by someone who doesn’t seem to know how to say “please”. I’m uncertain how the mirrored sunglasses are supposed to work, but they don’t seem to cover my eyes at all…

Squid Ink encounters Harry Potter

Squid comment: I don’t have much to say about Harry Potter. I enjoyed the first book, when I was younger, but I didn’t like the later books so much. They do make quite good children’s books.

Squid Ink is discovered by Sandman

Squid Ink has been reading Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I can tell, vaguely. Squid comment: More specifically, The Kindly Ones. In which… well, not to spoil anything, but you can work most of it out a few books beforetentacle, if you pay careful attention to what seem like throw-away lines. Also, Dream is in this […]

Perry Mason in Australia via Squid Ink

To me, Perry Mason always meant Raymond Burr and the beautifully built William Hopper, who played Paul Drake. While that’s all well and good the books came first and it’s nice to see Squid Ink going back to the basics and reading the books first. Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 82 Perry Mason novels, 29 Cool […]

Oh dear, Squid Ink

Oh dear, who let Squid Ink loose on my bookshelves. Whiskey Galore is a comedy set in WWII. A ship is stranded in the Outer Hebrides, the inhabitants of the nearby island help to rescue the sailors and then the contents, 144 dozen bottles of whiskey. They get up to some relatively clean fun including […]

The Aye-Aye examines Squid Ink

Squid Ink was entranced some time ago while listening to The Aye-Aye and I by Gerald Durrell, it’s a wonderful story of his travels to Madagascar where he meets the Aye-Aye. The Aye-Aye is a sweet little lemur with long slender fingers and the image that remains from the book is that of Gerald Durrell […]