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Alex Burrett

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Alex Burrett grew up in South Wales near Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey. He’s been writing creative material since single figures. (Saying that, don’t most of us write creative material when we’re in single figures?) Work and leisure have taken him around a fair bit of Britain and Western Europe, over to the US a handful of times – with a couple of trips to the Eastern Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. In that time he’s scaled and fallen off cliff faces, played and got scared in fresh and salt water, loved, hated, got confused, inebriated, depressed and had moments of extraordinarily blinding clarity. His proudest boast is to be married to a magnificent woman and have four fantastic children.
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Alex Burrett Terrified, I reached for my father's sturdy hand. He grabbed my quivering paw – then rammed it into the meat mincer.
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I would be god to the tiny people who live there.
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I've just e-published my near-future dystopian novel 'Mr Livchild'.

Joe Nurbardy hopes joining an ethical company will give his life meaning. But his dreams are dashed when he discovers the truth. Should he live with the lie… or risk everything to expose it?

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Comparing this work to Camus' L'Étranger, is like comparing a self portrait I've just scribbled in biro to Van Gogh's 1889 self portrait.

The Tunnel is intense. Intensely annoying and intensely tedious.
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Awesome descriptive powers. Tight plot.
However, although a story of a woman's infidelity might have been hugely impactful at the time, even soap operas today are crammed with affairs. So the subject matter left me unmoved.
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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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Overwritten... but sprinkled with diamonds.
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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
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Overwritten... but sprinkled with diamonds.
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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
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This work exposed 500 years ago what online slacktivists are discovering today. Governments lie. Politicians use devious and cruel methods to gain wealth and influence. Citizens are pawns in their power games.

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Stranger than we can Imagine by John Higgs
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A brilliantly thought-provoking read. John Higgs has sculpted an informed and interconnected view of the twentieth century - and years previous and since. Few readers will agree with everything he says. That's normal. Many will think again about the ...more
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The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein
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To maintain and build better societies, we need people like Finkelstien. We need people who are willing to risk alienation and even persecution to unmask corruption - to prick the public moral conscience. His research is extraordinary in scope and di ...more
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“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
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“In the selfsame day entered Noah … and every beast.” With a million or so species (There are more than a million known today.), the animals must have boarded at a rate of at least 10 pairs/second.”
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